Australia’s manufacturing, building, and construction sectors will receive up to $2 million as part of the Federal Government’s Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre to establish a collaborative innovation lab. The new lab will help manufacturers design new prefabricated buildings that are eco-friendly, affordable, and can reduce construction time. Karen Andrews, minister for industry, science, and technology, … Continue reading The Federal Government creates innovation lab for building industry
National Manufacturing Week (NMW) 2019 showcased Australia’s role in the industrial evolution through industry-led sessions and suppliers displaying the latest goods on the exhibition floor. The 20th edition of NMW, co-located with Austech, held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from May 14-17, saw more than 11,000 attendees and 200 companies displaying the latest … Continue reading National Manufacturing Week recap
Manufacturers are increasingly struggling to meet demand in an ever-growing industry, according to Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) director Michael Sharpe. He and other industry experts discussed businesses’ access to capital, at an event held at the University of Technology Sydney(UTS). “It’s a different conversation that we are having this year compared to about three … Continue reading Accessing grants advances business growth
BAE Systems Australia and the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) will bring Industry 4.0 to reality through participation in the Joint Strike Fighter defence program. The $750,000 project will develop a new approach to supply chain digitisation that avoids having to use expensive, proprietary software which is currently one of the major barriers to Australian … Continue reading Supply chain digitisation to be tested on Joint Strike Fighter
Manufacturing in Western Australia has been closely linked to the mining, oil and gas, and agriculture sectors. The demand for technology-intensive products from these sectors has long facilitated the advancement of capabilities in research and development, technical and business services, and education and training. However, the manufacturing industry in WA is growing and diversifying, ensuring … Continue reading AMGC connects with ever-growing Western Australia membership base
Paul Cooper has been appointed as the new chair of the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC). Cooper has been on the AMGC board since 2015 and is the owner of a Brisbane-based electronics manufacturing company that exports to the United States, India, and Germany. He will take over from Andrew Stevens who is stepping down … Continue reading Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre gets change at the top
Science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) skills contribute to more than a quarter of Australia’s economic activity, Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) reports. STEM skills are associated with 75 per cent of the fastest growing occupations, innovations, and higher paying jobs. But, AMGC explains the gender distribution of people who hold STEM qualifications is highly … Continue reading Roundtable takes on gender imbalance in STEM
Several of the nation’s leading manufacturers were present at Parliament House, in Canberra, as part of the Industry Growth Centre Showcase. ANCA, Evolve Group and Tradiebot were on hand, in early December, to demonstrate how local manufacturing continues to thrive and export. The Showcase is part of the Industry Growth Centre Initiative formed by the … Continue reading Australian advanced manufacturing celebrated at Parliament House
A new strategic partnership between St.George Banking Group, UNSW Sydney and the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) was announced today to advance Australian research and accelerate the introduction and commercialisation of new manufacturing technologies. The unique partnership will help Australia unlock its competitive edge in manufacturing by bringing together three different streams of the Australian … Continue reading New industry partnership explores Australia’s manufacturing potential
CSIRO’s Lindfield site in Sydney hosted manufacturers in an event aimed at introducing collaborative growth opportunities. Manufacturers’ Monthly reports. Bringing together scientific research and industry was the purpose of a recent event hosted at the CSIRO’s Lindfield site in northern Sydney, with highlights including a speech from the organisation’s chief scientist, Cathy Foley, and a … Continue reading CSIRO promotes closer collaboration with manufacturers
The barriers and opportunities to develop and recruit skilled employees during the age of digital transformation were discussed at a recent forum in Sydney. Tara Hamid reports. The event, the third in a series of eight Industry Skills Forums organised by the Australian Industry Standards (AIS), brought together the stakeholders from a diverse range of … Continue reading Future skilling Australia’s workforce: challenges and opportunities
The Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) is supporting a collaborative project with Tradiebot Industries to deliver the world’s first automated vehicle panel repair system. As part of the project, Tradiebot Industries will collaborate with the University of New South Wales (UNSW) ARC Training Centre for Automated Manufacture of Advanced Composites (AMAC) on developing a robotic control system to carry out … Continue reading AMGC backs project to automate vehicle panel repair
SMC has joined the list of companies that form part of the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC), in a move that the company says intends to help Australian manufacturers in their transition to advanced manufacturing. James McKew, sales and marketing director from SMC– Australia and New Zealand said that the collaboration is a natural fit. “The industry … Continue reading SMC forms part of the AMGC to advance innovation
The Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre’s (AMGC’s) “Path to advanced manufacturing” symposium on July 4 brought together more than 200 industry and academic experts at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney to share ideas on how Australian manufacturers can add value to their businesses through collaboration. The attendees listened to case studies presented by … Continue reading AMGC event helps bridge the gap between research and industry
The Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre, Innovative Manufacturing CRC and Entrepreneurs’ Programme are jointly taking futuremap, a business diagnostic tool developed by IMCRC, to market to help SME manufacturers on their journey to the Industry 4.0 transition. Manufacturers’ Monthly reports. Australian manufacturers across the country have an opportunity to get on board with the transition to what … Continue reading Future-proofing the Australian SMEs with futuremap
Australian companies pay an “Australia tax” of 7 – 15 per cent and are best placed to compete on value differentiation and market leadership, according to a recent report.
Dow Chemical Australia has formally joined the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) as part of its ongoing commitment to supporting the development of Australia’s innovative and dynamic advanced manufacturing sector.
Spreading the adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies among Australian manufacturers is vital to lifting their international competitiveness, according to the Australian Manufacturing Growth Centre. Brent Balinski spoke to the group’s chair, Andrew Stevens, about a new partnership aimed at encouraging this adoption.
Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre’s Chairman Andrew Stevens has announced funding of $250,000 toward Swinburne Manufacturing Futures Research Institute to boost the adoption of Industry 4.0 processes increasing Australian manufacturing competitiveness.
A strong manufacturing sector remains central to any first world economy as a result of its contribution to overall productivity, its input to R&D and innovation, its contribution to exports and its multiplier effects on growth.