In composites, its strength to weight ratio is unmatched, and, if it can be made a little more cheaply, we might one day see it everywhere. Brent Balinski looks at some of the ways Australia is making use of carbon fibre.
Holden workers who are able to find new jobs should take them without hesitation, said the AMWU.
Holden workers have accepted a redundancy package but the union representing them fears they may lose their jobs before the planned 2017 exit date.
The chairman and managing director of Holden in Australia and New Zealand Gerry Dorizas has suddenly resigned.
High value manufacturers in Victoria and South Australia have been encouraged to apply for the Next Generation Manufacturing Investment Programme.
Carbon composites technology company Quickstep has received a $1.76 million grant, which it will use to create an automotive division.
When Holden finishes its manufacturing operations in 2017, over a third of Holdens will be made in Germany.
Research has found a third of businesses around Holden’s Elizabeth plant at risk of closure due to the end of car manufacturing in Australia.
With IoT fast becoming the “Internet of everything”, the future is bound to be dominated by the smarter, more complex and more software intensive products that will rule the market.
Up to 400 product development engineer jobs are estimated to be cut by the end of the year at Holden.
A nearly-completely 3D printed car has had its first drive at the weekend after being created on site at the International Manufacturing Technology Show.
The inevitable end of passenger automobile manufacturing in Australia has been cited in Denso Automotive Systems Australia ending local production.
Holden is set to release the world’s fastest ute, the HSV GTS Maloo and has decided to make more vehicles than originally planned.
The 200 workers from Caterpillar’s plant in Burnie who are expecting to lose their jobs this year may now keep them, according to the AMWU.
Toyota will conduct an Australian-based driving and training project that will play a role in the development of future vehicles and help train employees.
Holden may replace the last Australian-made Commodore with cars made by General Motors brand Opel in Germany.
The death of Australia’s car making industry will result in the loss of as many as 40,000 jobs, according to a review by the Productivity Commission.
Wickman Group, Grant Thornton Australia and Liquidity Services have announced a three way partnership in response to Australia’s car industry’s demise.
Forget incongruous comments from bankers about the death of car making. Australia needs to decide how to nurture manufacturing into the future. Kim Carr writes.
A consortium has acquired troubled bus manufacturer Custom Coaches, with all manufacturing at the bus maker’s Adelaide site to end.