Composites manufacturer Quickstep has delivered its 100th carbon fibre component for the Joint Strike Fighter project.
Following Manufacturers’ Monthly’s report this week on Californian city Fremont’s innovation hub, a video of Tesla’s highly automated factory has come out.
The Manufacturing Innovation Precinct is beginning to come together, and is looking for those with a “can-do” attitude to help it be as useful to as many companies as possible. Brent Balinski talked to chairman Albert Goller about what’s behind the program.
Billionaire mining entrepreneur and leader of Palmer United Party, Clive Palmer, has said that the three remaining Australian car makers should be encouraged to make cars out of the one factory.
Coca Cola Amatil has closed its Peats Ridge bottling plant, citing a decreased demand for bottled water and offering four redundancies to employees.
New Castalloy, a components manufacturer owned by US motorcycle company Harley-Davidson, has been given a four-year rent-free deal at its SA government-owned factory and will stay open.
Indonesia’s PT Antam announced last week that it is preparing to build a new electric smelting furnace, ESF-4, at Pomalaa, in Sulawesi Tenggara.
The board of the Manufacturing Precinct met for the first time on Thursday ahead of next month’s commencement.
A combination of tax breaks, agreeable infrastructure and a proximity to the technology hotspot of Silicon Valley are combining to create interest in manufacturing in Fremont, California.
A printing factory on Bannister Road, Canning Vale, caught fire early this morning.
The headquarters for the first of ten Industry Innovation Precincts, part of the federal government’s Industry Innovation Statement – the Plan For Australian Jobs – was opened on Thursday.
The Barrett Group has defied pessimism in regional manufacturing and expanded, opening a new facility at Orange, with innovation being cited as a factor in the saddler company’s success.
The Earthworker Cooperative, a pro-sustainability group, is lobbying state and federal governments for $1 million to help build a factory that would manufacture hot water systems in the Latrobe Valley.
The Maker Movement is here, with DIY creation becoming easier as technology like 3D printers becomes more widespread. Brent Balinski takes a look at the movement in Australia and what it might mean for manufacturing.
New Zealand’s Rainbow Confectionery has announced plans to re-open what was once a Prydes lolly factory at Metford.
Keech Australia has continued its growth strategy, overhauling its No 2 Foundry in Bendigo and hoping to increase its presence in the agricultural sector.
CSR announced yesterday that it would cut 150 jobs at Viridian, its poorly-performing glass division, due to a challenging environment for building products manufacturers.
CSR’s loss-making Viridian subsidiary will lose 150 jobs and have two of its factories shut, the company announced this morning.
Packaging company Amcor will cut 300 jobs at three sites in Victoria and Queensland, with the high Australian dollar and high costs blamed.
RuralAus Investments Limited has reported fire damage to its Parndana sawmill, Kangaroo Island, over the weekend.