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- Another Chinese recall
US authorities could recall up to 450,000 Chinese-made tyres that may contain safety defects. The recall is the latest in a string of China-related consumer scares.
- Sheetmetal awards recognise industry’s youth
CALLED the entrepreneurs of tomorrow, NSW’s finest sheetmetal apprentices were on show at the Sheetmetal Industry Association (SIA) annual awards night held in Sydney last month.
- Manufacturing exhibition in focus for Sydney
AUSTRALIA’S manufacturing and technology event, Manufacturing Technology InFocus is to be staged at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour, 24 – 26 July 2007
- Compressor company earns ‘Australian made’ status
Compressed air specialist, Champion Compressors, has been made a licensee of the Australian Made Campaign, earning the right to display the famous ‘green and gold kangaroo’ logo on its range of industrial rotary-screw air compressors.
- Holden in the red, again
GM Holden has posted back-to-back losses with a $146.56m slide into the red in 2006.
- More steel produced
GLOBAL raw-steel production totalled 1.244 billion metric tons in 2006, with China by far and away the leading producer nation with 422.7 million tons of output last year.
- Woman wanted
APICS NSW is once again co-sponsoring a Women in Manufacturing Scholarship with the NSW Department of State and Regional Development.
- Industry growing, but strong dollar hurting exporters
GROWTH in manufacturing activity strengthened moderately in the June quarter, according to the latest Australian Industry Group – PricewaterhouseCoopers Survey of Australian Manufacturing
- Car parts ‘grown’ from vegetable plastics
IMAGINE a world where vehicle body parts – that can be made from plant matter but have to be almost unbreakable – “do their job” efficiently and then, at the end of their working life, biodegrade harmlessly.
- NVH contained
Because so much industrial equipment is prone to high levels of damaging impact vibration and noise, plant engineers are giving increasing attention to OHS and reliability issues.
- Manufacturing activity softens
THE latest industry survey shows growth in Australia’s manufacturing activity continued to slow in April, largely due to a stalling in production growth.
- Endeavour finalists announced
The finalists of the 2007 Endeavour awards can now be revealed. Alan Johnson reports.
- Communication the key to Byron’s success
NEWS of companies closing plants or cutting staff to stay competitive regularly makes headlines and the fact there is currently a skills shortage across all sectors of industry in Australia is common knowledge.
- Company inductees are optimistic
CELEBRATING manufacturing excellence, ten companies were inducted into Victoria’s Manufacturing Hall of Fame at a gala dinner in Melbourne last month (May 21)
- Getting straight to the heart of HSM
ANYONE who has ever tried to make something without all the necessary components will know the project is deemed to fail even before it has begun.
- Mobile RFID: dock door to factory floor
THE ABILITY to access information anytime, anywhere is vital in today’s fast-paced world.
- Compressor efficiency not a load of hot air
With climate change and global warming a concern, manufacturers are finding more efficient ways to operate compressors resulting in financial and environmental benefits.
- How to implement high-security in low-cost FPGAs
“Device DNA” can protect your design and embedded code from cloning, overbuilding, and reverse-engineering while still using outsourced manufacturing and assembly facilities.
- The price of sheetmetal precision
New developments in sheetmetal cutting technologies are giving manufactures faster, more efficient options when it comes to cutting materials, but how much accuracy do you really need and how much can you afford? Katherine Crichton looks at the key differences between plasma and laser cutting.
- Ethernet set to take more control
Electronic devices in automation are not only improving the reliability of safety systems, but are also enhancing production control. And now one network can be used to manage both. Katherine Crichton reports.