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  • Ground breaking innovation from Australia

    An Australian company is providing a truly unique service to makers of mining equipment by providing them with a competitive edge through information. Paula Wallace reports.

    September 8, 2008 0 comment

  • Queensland manufacturing resilient

    QUEENSLAND manufacturing has remained resilient despite a number of global challenges, according to Australian Industry Group (AiGroup), a leading employer group that will be exhibiting at this year’s Queensland Manufacturing Technology Exhibition (QMan) – to be held in Brisbane in October.

    August 30, 2008 0 comment

  • Industrial IT System exceeds 4,000 sales since introduction

    GLOBAL power and automation technology group, ABB announced that since its introduction in 2004, it’s groundbreaking IndustrialIT Extended Automation System 800xA has been sold to more than 4,000 new and existing customers in a diverse range of industries.

    August 14, 2008 0 comment

  • RFID in motion – the future of mobile technology

    THE introduction of mobile RFID (Radio Frequency Identification), either as PDA scanners or vehicle-mounted devices is leading to significant productivity improvements in the supply chain.

    August 8, 2008 0 comment

  • Manufacturing activity dips to 3 year low

    AUSTRALIAN manufacturing activity has hit a near three-year low as high interest rates slow the economy, an industry report shows.

    August 5, 2008 0 comment

  • Intercad set for solid growth in WA

    AUSTRALIAN-owned 3D CAD/CAM specialist Intercad has appointed Pat Cleary as State Manager, Western Australia.

    July 15, 2008 0 comment

  • Melbourne manufacturer heads to Beijing Olympics

    MELBOURNE-based manufacturer Biograde has secured a landmark deal to supply official biodegradable packaging materials to the Beijing Olympic Organising Committee (BOCOG).

    July 9, 2008 0 comment

  • Major industry supplier broadens its horizons

    WEG Australia has extended its locally available range of product to encompass a far broader range of complete Systems Solutions.

    June 30, 2008 0 comment

  • Australian wool proves its worth in safety

    CUTTING-edge wool textile technology developed by CSIRO for industrial filters has found a lucrative new commercial application in the manufacture of respirators for the personal protective equipment (PPE) market.

    June 24, 2008 0 comment

  • Sustainable cutting fluids

    Recently biodegradable lubricants have been pushed as the clean alternative to traditional products, but this ‘green’ solution may have problems of its own. Katherine Crichton reports.

    June 6, 2008 0 comment

  • Sustainable cutting fluids

    Recently biodegradable lubricants have been pushed as the clean alternative to traditional products, but this ‘green’ solution may have problems of its own. Katherine Crichton reports.

    June 4, 2008 0 comment

  • Manufacturing growth weakens

    Manufacturing activity remained subdued in May for the fifth consecutive month with the Australian Industry Group – PricewaterhouseCoopers Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index (Australian PMI) falling by 1.5 points to 51.2.

    June 2, 2008 0 comment

  • Government launches $250m Enterprise Connect network

    Industry minister, Senator Kim Carr, has launched the Rudd Labor Government’s $251m Enterprise Connect network.

    May 22, 2008 0 comment

  • Conveying innovation moves chemical manufacturer

    FOLLOWING the successful installation of the Innovative Conveying System (ICS) into Baileys Fertilisers manufacturing facility in Kwinana, Western Australia, a second system has now been ordered.

    May 7, 2008 0 comment

  • Industry growth moderate in April

    MANUFACTURING experienced subdued growth in activity for the fourth consecutive month in April, with the Australian Industry Group – PricewaterhouseCoopers Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index (Australian PMI®) rising slightly by 0.4 points to 52.7.*

    May 2, 2008 0 comment

  • Keeping an eye on robotic vision systems

    As vision systems get more sophisticated and user-friendly, the range of applications for this technology continues to grow. Katherine Crichton looks at the integration of 3D vision into robotic cells.

    May 1, 2008 0 comment

  • Sustainable future for glass

    SYDNEY recycler WSN Environmental Solutions and joint venture partner Australian Glass Technologies (AGT) have developed a new glass recycling facility capable of processing up to 40,000t per year of previously unwanted glass.

    April 24, 2008 0 comment

  • New castings on show at NMW

    A SELECTION of ferrous and non-ferrous castings for general engineering purposes and the rail, mining, automotive, road transport and agricultural industries will be featured by White Industries on stand 2907 during National Manufacturing Week 2008.

    April 12, 2008 0 comment

  • Inflation/interest rates to remain high: analyst

    The days of low interest rates are over. Inflation is a long, not a short, game. BIS Shrapnel, forecasts inflation will remain above three per cent for the rest of 2008, through 2009 and into 2010.

    April 8, 2008 0 comment

  • Hoists on show at NMW

    PALLET elevators, vacuum lifting equipment, cranes, hoists and drum tippers will be demonstrated by materials handling equipment specialist Millsom Hoists training as Millsom Materials Handling on stand 3811 during National Manufacturing Week at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre from May 27 to 30.

    April 7, 2008 0 comment