The largest ever software grant in Australia has been granted to Swinburne University by manufacturing giant Siemens. The $135 million industrial digitalisation software grant will be used to fully digitalise the Swinburne University of Technology ‘Factory of the Future’. Siemens hi-tech PLM digital software tools are used in everything from Ben Ainslie Racing in the … Continue reading Swinburne boosted by record Siemens $135m software grant
Leader of the Prime Minister’s Industry 4.0 Taskforce, Siemens ANZ CEO Jeff Connolly, has visited Hannover Messe to sign a joint collaboration agreement with Germany’s Platform Industrie 4.0 Group. The industry groups have entered into the agreement to see closer collaboration between the two countries in developing modern manufacturing sectors. In addition to creating opportunities … Continue reading Australia and Germany collaborate on modern manufacturing
Driverless car manufacturer RDM Group has established its Asia Pacific (APAC) headquarters in Adelaide. The new office will be responsible for purchasing, sales and technology support. There are also plans to develop an assembly plant there in the future. The move adds to Adelaide’s reputation as a driverless car hub – the city was the … Continue reading RDM Group establishes APAC headquarters in Adelaide
Spreading the adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies among Australian manufacturers is vital to lifting their international competitiveness, according to the Australian Manufacturing Growth Centre. Brent Balinski spoke to the group’s chair, Andrew Stevens, about a new partnership aimed at encouraging this adoption.
PRINCIPLES from the automotive, mining and paper industries have helped develop a machine to convert cheap pulpwood into a premium product with the same properties as tropical hardwood.
Major industrial companies have been making serious acquisitions lately, seeking to strengthen their capabilities with metal additive manufacturing. Brent Balinski spoke to Mark Cola, co-founder and CEO of Sigma Labs, about what it all means.
The federal government and business have collaborated to develop new apprenticeship models, including one aimed at preparing participants for digitised manufacturing.
Stratasys has previewed two new fused deposition modeling-based additive manufacturing technologies, co-developed with partners Boeing, Ford and Siemens.
In part two of our Industry 4.0 feature, Michael Freyny, Executive General Manager, Digital Factory, Siemens Australia tells Brent Balinski about the effects on the “servitisation” of manufacturers, exploiting data, and what it all means for Australian manufacturing firms.
The Industry 4.0 concept has slowly been gaining traction over the last four years, and despite aspects of it in use, it still hasn’t properly been realised. In part one of the two-part feature, Michael Freyny, Executive General Manager, Digital Factory, Siemens Australia, tells Brent Balinski about what will be needed to be competitive, and the trend towards batches of one.
Australia gained a so-called seat at the table in April to be a part of the conversation on the next industrial revolution. Brent Balinski spoke to the AMGC’s managing director Jens Goennemann about where to next, and why it’s crucial to be involved.
A high-level group will represent Australia at Germany’s Hannover Messe industrial expo this week, where discussions will be held on adopting common standards for “Industry 4.0”. The Prime Minister’s Industry 4.0 Taskforce was a “direct outcome” of the Australia-Germany Advisory Group and a recommendation of its report, delivered to German Chancellor Angela Merkel during her … Continue reading PM’s new Industry 4.0 taskforce gets seat at international table at Hannover Messe
A winning German bid to build the next fleet of Australian submarines would help Australian companies access global supply chains, according to Siemens.
Siemens and CD-adapco have entered into a stock purchase agreement for the acquisition of CD-adapco by Siemens.
A hull section, completed last Friday and unveiled yesterday at Henderson, WA, demonstrated a new way of doing business for advanced manufacturers, said ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems.
Thyssen Krupp Marine Services has said it wants to use ASC’s shipyards to create a hub for building and sustaining combat boats in the Pacific.
A simulation hub to help Asia Pacific businesses break into the global supply chain has launched in South Australia.
Technology now has such a big influence on industry that it could be driving how manufacturing is being repositioned around the world. Alan Johnson writes.
South Australian Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis officially opened Siemens’ new $5 million facility at Tonsley in southern Adelaide yesterday.
More and more international trade is being made up of intermediate goods and services. Brent Balinski reports on some of the efforts to get Australian manufacturers better involved in this.