- Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC)
- Asia Pacific
- Australian Defence
- Australian Federal Government
- Australian Made
- Australian manufacturers
- Australian manufacturing
- Australian Space Agency
- Curtin University
- GFG Alliance
- Hunter Class Frigate program
- Lockheed Martin Australia
- Lot Fourteen
- monash university
- Mouser Electronics
- NSW government
- Osborne Naval Shipyard
- Queensland Government
- Royal Australian Navy
- South Australia
- space industry
- space manufacturing
- steel manufacturing
- Swinburne University of Technology
- University of Adelaide
- Western Australia
- wireless technology
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.
Driving energy efficiency standards home
WITH the knowledge that energy consumed by appliances and equipment is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions in Australia, improving energy efficiency and reducing the impacts of climate change are becoming key concerns for Australian manufacturing.
China cuts export rebates
ACCORDING to Chinese reports, China has reduced the tax rebate applicable to a wide number of steel exports.
Machine shop secrets revealed
ELSEVIER has recently released a new Industrial Press book, entitled Machine Shop Trade Secrets, a guide to manufacturing machine shop practices by James A. Harvey.
CNC turret punch press
THE LATEST in CNC turret punch press technology was launched by Applied Machinery earlier this year at Austech 2007.
Pressure rising for water savings
THE days of unlimited supplies of water for industry are clearly over, and industry must be prepared as mandatory water saving requirements emerge in some areas.
2006 highlights for Australian manufacturing
2006 was a do or die year for many of Australia’s manufacturers. Read about the key issues, trends and predictions for 2007 by industry sector, including Food, Beverage & Tobacco; Metal Products and Petroleum, Coal & Chemical Products.
2007: not for the faint hearted
Mining related companies aside, Australia’s manufacturing industry has battled through 2006 counting on the relentless pressures on costs to somehow ease. But as Alan Johnson and Derek Parker report, the world of increased competition coupled with razor-edge margins look set to continue.
Stealth chemicals on the shop floor
EXPOSURE to asbestos fibre and the huge political and economic cost to the community have been a major ongoing concern in Australia’s newspapers and in trade union staged marches on State Parliament in recent weeks.