A MELBOURNE-based specialist stainless steel fabricator has installed a new robotic welder to enhance its production efficiency at a time when stainless steel has risen significantly in price and experienced stainless welders are in strong demand.
TRAINING and employment outcomes for regional areas across Australia are set to expand after a key Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed in Melbourne last week.
Compressor technology group, Sullair Australia, has appointed Goughs Power Systems/Goughs Cat as its exclusive distributor in New Zealand.
Because so much industrial equipment is prone to high levels of damaging impact vibration and noise, plant engineers are giving increasing attention to OHS and reliability issues.
2006 was a do or die year for many of Australia’s manufacturers. Read about the key issues, trends and predictions for 2007 by industry sector, including Food, Beverage & Tobacco; Metal Products and Petroleum, Coal & Chemical Products.
Mining related companies aside, Australia’s manufacturing industry has battled through 2006 counting on the relentless pressures on costs to somehow ease. But as Alan Johnson and Derek Parker report, the world of increased competition coupled with razor-edge margins look set to continue.