• DENSO announced FCAI supplier of the year

    THE FEDERAL Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) announced DENSO Australia Group as the winner of the prestigious 2007 Supplier of the Year award in recognition of its excellence as a first tier automotive component supplier.

    December 12, 2007 0 comment

  • Intelligent 8-axis motion controller

    BALDOR has launched a new version of a popular ‘all-in-one’ motion automation solution supplied in a rugged and ready-to-use packaged form.

    December 4, 2007 0 comment

  • NMW gets bigger in 2008

    NATIONAL Manufacturing Week 2008 – now Australia’s only annual integrated manufacturing exhibition – will be back at the Sydney Exhibition & Convention Centre, Darling Harbour in a significantly expanded form in May next year.

    November 27, 2007 0 comment

  • Automation not just for the ‘big guys’

    IN THE PAST many people believed that implementing automation systems and particularly robotic solutions was only possible at large organisations.

    November 9, 2007 0 comment

  • New robots axes all areas

    Industrial robot technology is on the move, with advances in design now producing robots with human-like flexibility. Katherine Crichton reports.

    November 8, 2007 0 comment

  • SA industry in transition

    WITH globalisation affecting the manufacturing industry world-wide, it’s no surprise to see South Australia in a period of industrial flux. Alan Johnson reports.

    November 2, 2007 0 comment

  • Students develop fully autonomous humanoid robot

    ENGINEERING students from the Robotics & Mechanisms Laboratory (RoMeLa) at Virginia Tech have developed a bipedal humanoid robot using the National Instruments LabVIEW graphical system design platform.

    October 27, 2007 0 comment

  • Advanced Manufacturing Australia takes off

    THIS year has been a significant one for Tooling Australia, with the launch of Advanced Manufacturing Australia (AMAus), at Tooling Australia’s annual Dinner on October 19.

    October 25, 2007 0 comment

  • Trade shows get a handle on safety

    GENERALLY known as the month associated with Oktoberfest – the German Festival celebrating merriment and beer consumption – this year October is set to revamp its reputation as the month where safety, rather than intoxication, takes centre stage.

    October 18, 2007 0 comment

  • The many faces of multi-tasking

    With a major skills shortage in Australia, the very technology creating a need for higher skilled workers is also helping to address it. Katherine Crichton reports.

    September 26, 2007 0 comment

  • Robots give students new confidence

    HELD earlier this month, the latest information session for the contestants of the National Robotics Innovation competition, continued to further develop the skills of tertiary engineering students through the interaction and collaboration between industry, students and universities.

    September 19, 2007 0 comment

  • Robotics re-shaping warehouses

    Frank-Peter Kirgis explains how robots are keeping companies competitive.

    September 18, 2007 0 comment

  • Predicting the perils of automation

    A MAJOR retail outlet currently offers a very cute robot manikin labelled “RoboSapiens –A fusion of technology and personality” with a $244.00 price tag. The reality in the manufacturing world is vastly different.

    August 24, 2007 0 comment

  • CSIRO Opening the doors to robotics and automation

    As part of National Science Week 2007, CSIRO is opening its robotics and automation laboratories in Brisbane for everyone to explore.

    August 8, 2007 0 comment

  • Robotics innovation competition

    STUDENTS from universities across Australia have joined forces with top manufacturing companies to participate in the National Robotics Innovation competition, with each participating educational institution having the opportunity to receive a fifty seat site license of Robot Studio valued at A$100,000, provided by ABB at no cost.

    August 6, 2007 0 comment

  • Manufacturing exhibition in focus for Sydney

    AUSTRALIA’S manufacturing and technology event, Manufacturing Technology InFocus is to be staged at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour, 24 – 26 July 2007

    July 17, 2007 0 comment

  • 2006 highlights for Australian manufacturing

    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.

    December 1, 2006 0 comment