Most robots achieve grasping and tactile sensing through motorised means, which can be excessively bulky and rigid. A Cornell group has devised a way for a soft robot to feel its surroundings internally, in much the same way humans do. A group led by Robert Shepherd, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and principal … Continue reading Engineers develop robot with human-like tactile senses
MTPConnect and the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work together in undertaking activities to accelerate the growth of advanced manufacturing in the medical technology, biotechnology and pharmaceutical (MTP) sector in Australia. Both MTPConnect and AMGC have been established as part of the Federal Government’s Industry Growth Centres … Continue reading Collaboration set to boost Australia’s advanced manufacturing sector
Manufacturers in fluid management industries such as power, chemicals and oil and gas, often require complex software architecture to ensure their operations are safe, efficient and reliable. A new partnership between Honeywell and Flowserve will combine domain knowledge of flow management equipment with Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technology to help solve some of those … Continue reading Honeywell and Flowserve combine to fix IIoT manufacturing issues
According to a report in the Australian Financial Review (AFR), well-known Australian businessman Andrew Liveris has been recruited by Donald Trump to help bring back American manufacturing jobs. The chief executive of US multinational giant Dow Chemical, Liveris was appointed chair of the President-elect’s American Manufacturing Council. Liveris has led the manufacturing giant Dow … Continue reading Australian CEO becomes Donald Trump’s new manufacturing ‘tsar’
Brisbane based medical device company, Oventus Medical will launch their new Victorian 3D printing facility at CSIRO today. The additive manufacturing plant that uses titanium 3D printing technology to produce the customised O2Vent sleep apnoea device, is located at CSIRO’s Clayton site adjacent to their Lab 22 additive manufacturing centre. The state-of-the-art facility is the … Continue reading Oventus launches cutting-edge 3D printing facility
According to reports, Downer Rail has sub-contracted all manufacturing duties of 24 double deck Sydney A or Waratah class trains to joint venture partner, China’s CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles Co, with Downer itself providing the maintenance support for a minimum of 25 years. The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union criticised the award of the contract, saying … Continue reading Sydney’s new trains to be made in China
According to a report in The Australian this morning, HSBC has become the latest Arrium lender to sell its debt in the company. This latest move comes as voluntary administrators KordaMentha and advisers Morgan Stanley prepare to sell the remainder of the Arrium business early next year after divesting Moly-Cop to American Industrial Partners for … Continue reading HSBC set to dump its Arrium debt
Bonfiglioli has scored a Bulk Handling Awards hat-trick, taking out the Gears, Motors and Drives category for the third year in a row. This year, Bonfiglioli was recognised for its low backlash drives, which are designed for demanding applications like bulk handling where there are often lots of stops and starts during operation. The awards were … Continue reading Bonfiglioli wins again at the Bulk Handling Awards
Trumpf and Siemens are joining hands to produce a software solution for optimised and streamlined additive manufacturing of metal parts with Trumpf printing machines – from part design to 3D printing. The two companies hope to industrialise laser metal fusion technology and make the additive manufacturing process for metal parts an integral part of the … Continue reading Trumpf and Siemens to collaborate on 3D metal printing
ASX-listed Australian hearing implant manufacturer Cochlear has lost a court case in the US over two disputed hearing aid patents. In a ruling delivered last Thursday, the [US] Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled in favour of the Alfred E. Mann Foundation (AMF), confirming that defendants Cochlear infringed on two claims of AMF … Continue reading Cochlear loses US patent appeal
Materials handling company, the Kion Group, has successfully completed its $2.1 billion dollar (A$2.86 billion) acquisition of automation and supply chain optimisation specialist Dematic earlier this month. With the acquisition, the Kion Group will now feature a suite of products ranging from forklift trucks to AS/RS solutions. “The transaction brings together the world’s most profitable … Continue reading Kion completes Dematic acquisition
Bolstered by rapid consumption growth and increasing customer needs in the Asia Pacific region, leading food processing and packaging solutions company Tetra Pak today announced their US$110 million investment in a state-of-the-art regional manufacturing facility near Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to serve customers across the region. The move is prompted by increasing consumption volumes, … Continue reading Tetra Pak expands regional manufacturing footprint with US$110 million Vietnam factory
BlueScope’s Port Kembla site will soon install a new stretch levelling processing line, a $5 million investment.
The TAG-EX is a tagline extension arm, a mechanical extension that allows a dogman to hold on to a tagline without having to walk into the load shadow.
Autodesk, Nexus eWater, and the federal government’s Clean Technologies Supplier Advocate Mark Newson discuss some of the opportunities available to new clean technology companies.
Mining manufacturer Joy Mining has cut 32 workers from its NSW plant, blaming the recent downturn in industry.
Ahead of this week’s Ritchie Bros opening used heavy equipment auction in Melbourne, Ferret took some time out to talk to the company’s regional sales manager Finlay Massey about what to look out for when buying used machinery.
Western Sydney food manufacturer Crafty Chef will reportedly reduce its carbon emissions by more than 50% through a factory upgrade and new freezer system designed to bring massive energy savings.
Air compressors can be costly to run, but knowing your system requirements is the first step to reducing unnecessary expenditure.
Selecting the right energy efficient motor can deliver significant cost savings for local manufacturers.