- 3d printing
- AI Group
- australian pmi
- Australian SMEs
- Australian Space Agency
- circular economy
- Design And Manufacturing
- Digi-Key Electronics
- federal government
- Innes Willox
- Modern Manufacturing Strategy
- NSW government
- quantum technology
- Queensland Government
- space technology
- Tasmanian government
- University of Southern Queensland
Alternative energy generates cost savings
IN A joint project with AGL, and with support from the Victorian Government’s Business Energy Innovation Initiative, a major on-site green energy generation facility has been commissioned at the Symex Holdings soap manufacturing plant in Port Melbourne.
Ford’s Geelong engine plant to close
IN a major shock to Australia’s car industry, Ford says it will close its Geelong engine plant, with about 600 jobs to go.
Control system announced for new bio-diesel plant
The production processes at Natural Fuels Australia Ltd’s (NFAL) new bio-diesel plant in Darwin will be monitored and managed by a Yokogawa Centum CS3000 R3 Distributed Control System (DCS).
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.
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.
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.
Many drive motors not meeting Standards
AUSTRALIAN manufacturers may be unknowingly using non-MEPS compliant motors in their air compressors, with many cheaper imports not meeting Australian Standards.
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)
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.
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.