Voice recognition software maker Nuance Communications has announced that robot maker ROOBO will be using the Nuance Mix NLU development platform, which provides voice and natural language (NLU) capabilities, to create conversational and cognitive interfaces for ROOBO robots and devices. Additionally, Nuance and ROOBO are set to collaborate on future integrations of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to advance … Continue reading Talking robots will soon be here
A forensic accountant has alleged that dairy processor Murray Goulburn may have overstated its earnings and even lost money in the last financial year. It was claimed in early November that its treatment of the milk supplier support program in its accounts was wrong. This in turn has led to dairy farmers doubting whether they’ll get repaid, … Continue reading Did Murray Goulburn overstate its earnings?
Mount Waverley’s GP Graders has helped reshape the way stone fruit and other produce is sorted around the world, introducing automation to an area that’s sometimes been reluctant to embrace it. Brent Balinski spoke to the company’s Director, Stuart Payne.
Heat Treatment Australia applies its expertise to high-value parts for areas including aerospace and defence, making them stronger, lighter and more durable. Brent Balinski spoke to the company about its expansion, which will see it open its new Los Angeles site in October.
Third-generation manufacturer Queensland Gaskets is preparing for the next chapter in its long history. Carl Quarterman, the company’s managing director since 2012, told Brent Balinski about some of the reasons for the family-owned business’s endurance.
According to a report in today’s Australian newspaper, former Orica executives, Andrew Larke and Patrick Largier, are being courted by the administrators of Arrium to become directors of its $1.5 billion subsidiary Moly-Cop. Moly-Cop makes steel grinding balls used in mining and is touted as one of the most lucrative part of Arrium’s ailing operations. … Continue reading Arrium administrators find Orica execs as the solution for Moly-Cop
We are pleased to announce the launch of the annual Manufacturers’ Monthly Endeavour Awards – the premier night for recognising the industry’s successes – for 2017.
Unlike our previous election, in fact unlike our past three federal elections, in the US, both candidates for president are vowing to revitalise and resurrect the U.S. manufacturing industry. In fact, Donald Trump says he will “reclaim millions of American jobs” while Hillary Clinton is pushing a “make it in America” strategy. “While too many … Continue reading OPINION: Unlike in Australia, US elections are all about manufacturing
In a move that could help reinvigorate the metal production industry in Australia, CSIRO and Enirgi Group have joined forces to develop and commercialise an affordable and low-emission technology for producing magnesium metal. The CSIRO-developed technology, known as MagSonic, produces magnesium using up to 80 per cent less energy and up to 60 per cent … Continue reading Low-cost magnesium developed by CSIRO
Argon has introduced its 21.3-inch rugged display, designed for command and control applications where maximum viewable surface area is needed in the smallest mounting possible. The ARD21 has a small bezel size, flexible mounting configurations, configurable I/O and universal AC/DC power supply. This makes it a suitable solution for mission critical applications. The product’s display … Continue reading New rugged display
KordaMentha Restructuring has said it welcomes the South Australian Government’s $50 million contribution to help secure the future of Arrium’s OneWhyalla business. Administrator Mark Mentha said the decision will go a long way towards assisting the town’s steelworks and mining operations. “It’s a great response to what has been an unbelievably strong display of unity … Continue reading Administrators welcomes SA Government investment in Whyalla, but wants more
Last week we held what we regard as the most successful Endeavour Awards so far. As is always the case, we have taken many pictures of our guests, who helped us celebrate the many success stories within our industry. If you’re keen to relive what was a tremendous evening, why not head over to our … Continue reading YOU at the Endeavour Awards 2016 [PICTURES]
Endeavour Awards 2016, keynote speech: Competitiveness in Australian Advanced Manufacturing: building on current momentum
Tonight is the 13th Endeavour Awards Gala. An auspicious number and it comes at a time which I consider to be a turning point for advanced manufacturing in Australia. Let’s look around the room. Tonight, we have the strongest field of manufacturers vying for a category win, and we have more nominees that last year … Continue reading Endeavour Awards 2016, keynote speech: Competitiveness in Australian Advanced Manufacturing: building on current momentum
Manufacturers’ Monthly‘s 13th annual Endeavour Awards were held last night at the Novotel Sydney Olympic Park. Below is a list of the winners. Technology Application Award (Sponsored by Sage) Robotic Automation and CMTP Packaging Multi-Product Robotic Carpentry System CMTP Packaging is a large and growing family business founded in 1976 in Colac, Victoria. The … Continue reading Endeavour Awards 2016 winners announced
Manufacturers’ Monthly is delighted to be able to announce that Andrew Stevens, chairman of the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre, will give the keynote address at the 13th Endeavour Awards, on May 12.
This website will be profiling some of the Endeavour Awards contestants in the lead-up to the event’s gala dinner on May 12. Brent Balinski spoke to Michelle du Toit, managing director and co-owner of Outstanding Start-up candidate Gizmo 3D Printers, about the company’s aspirations.
Manufacturers’ Monthly is pleased to announce that nominations for our annual Endeavour Awards are now open.
Australian manufacturing must improve how it communicates with the public, keep pace with technological changes, and give its employees the “authority to dream”, attendees at the Sydney Factories of the Future event heard yesterday.
Manufacturers’ Monthly is pleased to announce the keynote speaker of its Factories of the Future breakfast event, to be held on September 10.
On May 28, Manufacturers’ Monthly held its annual Endeavour Awards. We will continue profiling winners this week. Technofast Industries was the champion in the Global Integration category.