A Victorian manufacturer has risen to the challenge of making personal protective equipment (PPE), which until now was only available from overseas. Micro Plastics in Dandenong South recognised the need for a locally produced reusable face mask in response to the COVID-19 crisis. After undertaking extensive R&D, retooling and experiencing a materials shortage earlier this … Continue reading Victorian manufacturer first in Australia to produce reusable face masks
Australian maker of electric vehicle chargers, Tritium, is trying to fix a problem that many manufacturers in advanced technology are facing. The company, founded by three PhD students in Brisbane in 1999, is at the forefront of a resurgence of onshore manufacturing in Australia. Today, it specialises in electronic energy technology, with a focus on … Continue reading Why Australian manufacturers need to onshore their technology
Results of the first survey by South-East Melbourne Manufacturers Alliance to assess the impact of COVID-19 are in, and they are “sobering”, according to CEO Vonda Fenwick. A recent survey by South-East Melbourne Manufacturers Alliance (SEMMA) has revealed the impact of the coronavirus on the Victorian manufacturing sector. The survey, conducted in March, titled SEMMA … Continue reading Finding a path during sobering times
The technology needed for manufacturers to make the transition to renewable-powered electrification is already readily available and could double manufacturing efficiency, according to a report by climate change think tank, Beyond Zero Emissions. The report argues, however, that state policy green light is required to make it accessible to Victorian manufacturers. “The technology Victorian manufacturers … Continue reading Zero emissions manufacturing achievable, says think tank
During the panel discussions as part of the National Manufacturing Summit, one topic that never strayed far from the lips of speakers was the issue of skills. With the focus of the summit set by the opening keynote speeches, panels of industry representatives, peak organisations, and educational providers discussed how to get the right mix … Continue reading National Manufacturing Summit: Minding the skills gap
Austech, Australia’s premier advanced precision manufacturing and machine tool exhibition, has invited small to medium manufacturing local businesses to participate in the new and extended Manufacturers Pavilion.