GE Aviation has announced that it will spend $US 50 million upgrading its Auburn, Alabama factory, as it prepares to begin production of LEAP engines.
A new video explains the appeal of graphene, which is currently the subject of projects including using the atom-thick substance as a 3D printing material and in energy storage.
French aircraft manufacturer Airbus has submitted a patent for a plane seating innovation, which is getting attention for its bicycle-like design.
The Advanced Manufacturing CRC has said its history so far has been characterised by successful collaboration.
Automation is vital in today’s highly competitive manufacturing environment, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. Alan Johnson reports.
Australia could be doing more to help its sports technology innovators team up and attack export markets.
Terry Wohlers, President and founder of the consultancy Wohlers Associates, has been tracking the growth of the additive manufacturing industry since the 1980s. Brent Balinski spoke to Wohlers, ahead of the expert’s visit here, about some of the major recent trends.
An insight in to what Australian industry can do to overcome our ICT inabilities, and what this means for the nation.
A report launched this week identifies “design-led innovation” as something Australian manufacturers should embrace.
Will small business become a victim of the fast paced change in technology, and miss opportunities?
An insight in to how the science of engineering will affect Australia’s future, and why it needs the nation’s support.
Taxi drivers often ask me what I do for a living, and when I say I work for CSIRO, they get animated and show they know and love us.
Where are Australia’s strengths and how do we make the most of them? Innovation and productivity guru Professor Roy Green tells Brent Balinski about the kinds of companies that thrive here and what needs to be done to encourage more of them to emerge.
A newly-opened, state-of-the-art research facility in Geelong and a new innovation hub are part of plans to boost the role Australia will play in the global market for carbon fibre products. Brent Balinski reports.
As Australia laments the decline of its manufacturing sector, China is actively taking steps to accelerate its move up the value chain.
Research released this month has shown additive manufacturing grew by more than a third in 2013. Ido Eylon from Stratasys told Brent Balinski about why the figures were no surprise, as well as what areas are important to his company and why.
A unique cutting-edge carbon fibre research facility Carbon Nexus has officially opened at Deakin University in Geelong.
As productivity continues to lag in Australia, what can industry do to halt this trend?
Chuck Hull, the founder of 3D Systems and the inventor of stereolithography, has been inducted into the USA’s National Inventors Hall of Fame.
Manufacturers could be forgiven for seeing recent media coverage and budget tightening as suggesting a bleak future for the sector. The reality is quite different, with significant opportunities on offer for manufacturers to seek support for their activities – assuming they are the ‘right’ ones.