For Australian manufacturers to remain competitive, the key message from industry bodies is to work smarter, not harder. In research conducted by the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) it was found that the manufacturers in Australia who are globally competitive are those who make smarter use of technology. In its report Advanced manufacturing: A new … Continue reading Automation important for manufacturers to remain competitive
The success of Australian manufacturing will depend on its adoption of automation. One Australian company is helping manufacturers automate their welding. For Australian manufacturers to remain competitive, the key message from industry bodies is to work smarter, not harder. In research conducted by the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) it was found that the manufacturers … Continue reading Get competitive with robotics
Startup company Ikkiworks has developed a companion robot to help soothe and monitor the vital signs of sick children while they are at home and away from hospital. The robot, called ‘ikki’, has been developed with input from staff, patients and their families at Westmead Children’s Hospital. Ikkiworks has been supported with a $25,000 Minimum … Continue reading Companion robot helps monitor sick children
Confronted with a range of challenges and sluggish productivity growth Australian manufacturers must seek alternatives to conventional production methods.
Like Australia, Singapore’s manufacturing industry faces the challenge of rising labour costs, a shortage of skilled labour and slower outputs.
Amcor’s Robotic End-of-Line Solution has won this year’s Endeavour Award’s Technology Application of the Year Award. Madeline Prince and Alan Johnson report.