A frequently-used case study on what Australian advanced manufacturing encompasses – including a global mindset, high-value products and sophisticated technology – ANCA is a local manufacturers’ manufacturer. Co-founder Pat Boland told Brent Balinski a few things about what guides the company’s approach to innovation.
Success isn’t about just making things for a domestic market. Brent Balinski spoke to Michael Grogan, who recently finished up as CEO of Sutton Tools, about going global, and why the industry’s future is a bright one.
Though not a new term, “advanced manufacturing” has gained a lot of traction in Australia in the last year or two. There is no universal definition of the term, despite organisations all over the world making their own attempts to pin it down.
Advanced manufacturing company Quickstep Holdings has posted a $3.9m loss for the 12 months to June 30, compared to $11.2m for the previous year.
Advanced manufacturing firm SAGE Automation and Spanish shipbuilding giant Navantia have formed a joint venture to develop defence technologies for the Australian Navy.
RMIT Advanced Manufacturing Precinct ha become an authorised Okuma machine operation and programming training facility.
Acknowledging what Australia’s manufacturers are capable of doing well – as well as what they’re not really cut out for – the Committee for Economic Development of Australia launched its first policy paper of the year last week.
The solutions have been designed specifically to meet the strategic objectives of manufacturers as they transform their operations to benefit from the Industrial Internet.
A Deakin University facility has built a carbon fibre line in Victoria and will look to supply the ultra-thin and strong fibres globally.
Connecting industrial operations to the internet could produce significant productivity gains worth an estimated $US10 trillion to $US15 trillion to global economic output, a General Electric study found.
A study from research firm McKinsey Global Institute, manufacturing is lifting global productivity and standards of living, but its contribution in terms of job numbers is decreasing.
The Adelaide Fab Lab, showcasing cutting-edge 3D printing technology, will be open to the public on Thursdays and Fridays for the next six months.
A new titanium additive manufacturing facility has been announced by CSIRO, as part of its Future Manufacturing Flagship.
The US’s General Motors, parent company of GM Holden, has announced that it will hire 3000 workers from Hewlett-Packard.