• Manufacturing exhibition in focus for Sydney

    July 17, 2007 0 comment

    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

    July 17, 2007 0 comment

    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.

  • Company inductees are optimistic

    July 13, 2007 0 comment

    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

    July 13, 2007 0 comment

    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

    July 13, 2007 0 comment

    The finalists of the 2007 Endeavour awards can now be revealed. Alan Johnson reports.

  • Communication the key to Byron’s success

    July 13, 2007 0 comment

    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

    July 12, 2007 0 comment

    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

    July 12, 2007 0 comment

    THE ABILITY to access information anytime, anywhere is vital in today’s fast-paced world.

  • Compressor efficiency not a load of hot air

    July 12, 2007 0 comment

    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

    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.