Australia can learn from international experience and build collaborative pathways to sustainable economic success.
In this Q & A, Professor Emeritus Brooks shares his wisdom on topics including getting research out of universities and into the marketplace, why a country shouldn’t ignore the value of scientific research, and why dexterity is still a massive challenge to roboticists.
Australia’s first cell therapy manufacturing centre is bridging the gap between cell research in the lab.
A Polish delegation is visiting the country this week to investigate linkages with Australian aerospace businesses.
We’re at a tipping point when it comes to smart factory robots, says artificial intelligence guru, inventor and entrepreneur Rodney Brooks. Brent Balinski spoke to the Australian-born and Boston-based founder, CTO and chairman of Rethink Robotics.
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The contribution to Australia’s economy by maths and science – nearly $300 billion including flow-on benefits – has been measured for the first time.
Australia’s economic future can be bright.
With over 31 years experience in marine engineering, David Kube and his team at CSIRO Hobart, manufacture parts used within the scientific R&D sector.
An Australian-made, additively manufactured jet engine is being claimed as a world first.
A characteristic feature of economic booms is that those caught up in the excitement believe they will go on forever. Australia’s recent mining boom is no exception. Following the pattern of resource-based economies, a commodity price hike increased our terms of trade without any special effort on our part – adding 15 per cent to our national income over a six year period while the rest of the world languished in recession.
Zecotek Photonics has announced a new manufacturing technology for preparing metal powders for laser sintering additive manufacturing.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia has made a set of recommendations for increasing the state’s manufacturing competitiveness.
The R&D tax incentive is acknowledged in the industry as a positive for developing intellectual property, though there’s a push from medical manufacturers and others for assistance in taking IP to the next stage.
As the year draws to a close, Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane discusses the major issues facing Australia’s manufacturing industry with Manufacturers’ Monthly’s Editor-at-Large, Alan Johnson.
The CSIRO’s Manufacturing Flagship will be hit particularly when 75 jobs are cut at the organisation.
GE will build a new facility in Pennsylvania between March and September next year, concerned with advanced manufacturing.
Irish multinational food company Kerry Group will invest $13.7 million creating a centre for excellence for baked products in Altona.
Ionic Industries will acquire a graphene casting facility and begin a research project on creating scalable graphene membranes.
Common sense management and a strong focus on training are just two of the key reasons for a South Australian welding company’s remarkable success.