- Bicycle manufacturing on rise as cars take back seat
Boutique manufacturers Astir Frames, Bouwmeester Composites and Finch Composites are taking advantage of South Australia’s strong manufacturing history and access to university testing facilities to gain a foothold in the potentially lucrative cycling market.
- The promise and pitfalls of mobile computing
More and more manufacturers are taking advantage of mobile computing devices in the workplace, but many remain unaware of the problems they can generate.
- Machines can (finally) breathe easily
The right compressed air improves performance while efficient air preparation improves machine productivity.
- Sensors helping to streamline production processes in the steel industry
Steel plants achieve efficient and fault-free production processes with effective logistics concepts. Every steel plant has its own production cycle.
- Explosives control system upgrade all under control
Australia boasts world-class capabilities to manufacture propellants and high explosives. To retain these capabilities and ensure ongoing domestic access to munitions and explosives, aging manufacturing plants can benefit from investing in new technologies.
- Can the power grid survive a Cyber attack?
It’s very hard to overstate how important the power grid is to any society and its economy. Every critical infrastructure, from communications to water, is built on it and every important business function from banking to milking cows is completely dependent on it.
- Connected Cars: Mitigating the Risks to Reap the Rewards
Performance and reliability have been the cornerstones of every successful car brand since the birth of the automotive industry.
- Arsenic-free water: A major goal for Far North Queensland town
When arsenic levels in the drinking water supply for the Far North Queensland town of Chillagoe were found to exceed recommended levels, it was clear a failsafe solution was needed.
- Should Davos delegates live in fear of the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’?
The World Economic Forum Meeting at Davos, Switzerland this year is all about navigating a path through the “Fourth Industrial Revolution”. Preceding industrial revolutions were centred on machinery, electrified mass production, and computers. The fourth is premised on emerging breakthrough technologies based on artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, brain research, robots, the internet of things, and much else.
- The disruptive technologies that will shape business in the years ahead
Regardless of your industry, the marketplace is continually evolving. The reason, increasingly, is the evolution of disruptive technology.
- Ultrasound could transform 3D printing for a future of smart materials
The advent of 3D printers supposedly means we can manufacture anything in our homes. But in reality most existing home 3D printers can only make things out of certain plastics, although there are industrial systems that can print certain metals.
- The ‘G’ in 5G: how mobile generations have evolved
Some of the biggest carriers in Australia, Vodafone, Telstra and even Chinese manufacturer Huawei are preparing for the next generation of mobile phone network, 5G, even though 4G has only just been rolled out.
- Are we ready for a world even more connected in the Internet of Things?
Imagine a world that is even more connected technologically than ours today.
- Hacking a path forward with 3D printing classes
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
- The drive towards ethical AI and responsible robots has begun
Robots and AIs do make good cinematic villains. However, in reality no one has much clue how to make a robot “want” or “feel” anything in a phenomenologically credible way as yet; let alone how to make them sociopaths hell bent on world domination and the extermination of Homo sapiens.
- Business poised for major transformation says Hitachi Data Systems CTO
According to Adrian De Luca, chief technology officer of Hitachi Data Systems Asia Pacific, enterprises will experience major digital transformation next year as they strive to improve a host of key tech and non-tech functions.
- Pick the low-hanging fruit to get tough on climate change
One might think – after years of focus on global warming – that all the easy measures for reducing greenhouse gas emissions had been taken. And yet, as governments prepare for their 21st annual conference on climate change (COP21), some surprisingly low-hanging fruit remains.
- Detecting and measuring with IO-Link
The automobile industry poses the greatest productivity demands, however supplier companies’ quality requirements are no less stringent.
- Gearing up for quick changes
They might not yet be matching the times of Formula One pit crews, but railway maintenance teams are set to do their work in record time. This is due to new processes made possible by equipment developed specifically for the purpose.
- The Benefits of ERP in the Cloud
Enterprise resource planning applications in the cloud offer faster time to value, increased innovation, and scalability with the business, says Chris Downie, Senior Director Applications Sales Consulting, Oracle.