• How to implement high-security in low-cost FPGAs

    July 10, 2007 0 comment

    “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

    July 2, 2007 0 comment

    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

    July 2, 2007 0 comment

    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

    July 1, 2007 0 comment

    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

    May 14, 2007 0 comment

    ACCORDING to Chinese reports, China has reduced the tax rebate applicable to a wide number of steel exports.

  • Machine shop secrets revealed

    May 14, 2007 0 comment

    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

    May 1, 2007 0 comment

    THE LATEST in CNC turret punch press technology was launched by Applied Machinery earlier this year at Austech 2007.

  • Pressure rising for water savings

    April 30, 2007 0 comment

    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

    December 1, 2006 0 comment

    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

    December 1, 2006 0 comment

    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

    August 16, 2006 0 comment

    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.