Striking workers from Bitzer, a maker of refrigeration parts and large evaporators, are holding a 24 hour a day vigil outside the company’s Melbourne premises.
The OECD report Back to Work Australia makes some grim predictions for workers who lose their jobs. That is the potential threat facing some 7,000 Arrium employees
A workshop was recently held at the Advanced Manufacturing Precinct at RMIT University and welcomed over 61 attendees from across Australia. The discussion focused on the latest developments in 3D printing (additive manufacturing) using metals.
Developments in 3D printing and associated software will empower hospitals and communities to fabricate, rather than buy, many of their solutions.
Victoria’s State Government has announced a future investment in manufacturing trains with 50 per cent of trains to be built in Australia.
Australian Wool Network has launched a new Hysport factory at Carrum Downs, four times the size of the former factory.
Former federal minister Greg Combet has accepted a job lobbying for Victoria’s defence industry as the state awaits news on the Land 400 program contract.
For family-run businesses like Australia’s Prysm Industries, providing a high quality product while also keeping costs down can be a challenge.
The University of Melbourne-headquartered Bio21 will add a new building, with biotherapeutics company CSL beefing up its research presence at the Parkville research hub.
Prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has stuck to the government’s pre-election pledge to lift defence spending to 2 per cent of GDP.
SPC Ardmona has ruled out seeking taxpayer support again, and its managing director believes the Coca-Cola Amatil subsidiary can now be self-supporting.
A two-month-long stand-off on an Alcoa ship at Portland has ended, with security guards entering the vessel at 1 am yesterday and escorting five workers off.
A 3D printing start-up wants to “educate and inspire” manufacturers and potential Makers. Brent Balinski spoke to Protoworks’ founder Hans Chang about 3D printing in businesses and schools.
UK pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline has opened a new pilot plant to trial a promising vaccine storage method developed by the company, an Australian university and Belgian researchers.
Central to the success of world-leading manufacturers like Dyson and Apple, a design emphasis is something Australian engineering lacks. Brent Balinski spoke to Deakin University’s Professor Guy Littlefair about how the university is helping to remedy this.
Ford Australia has confirmed that it will keep its Lara/You Yangs Proving Ground open after it stops manufacturing cars in October next year.
The Victorian government has launched a $46.5 million transition plan for workers and communities affected by the end of car assembly.
Stable Engineering Services of Morwell, Victoria is pushing for work with TKMS Australia if the defence company is successful in winning the Future Submarines contract.
Efforts to involve more manufacturers in the CSIRO’s Lab 22 have stepped up, with the announcement of a new additive manufacturing hub based at Clayton.
A new $4.24 million aerospace manufacturing facility was officially opened in the Latrobe Valley yesterday.