- Engineering a great future for young Australian women
Engineering remains one of the most imbalanced professions in Australia when it comes to the gender mix.
- Key engineering trends in Australia for 2015
Guy Dann of RS Components believes 3D printing for rapid prototyping and connected devices be key drivers of Australia’s engineering industry.
- The 3D revolution is upon us – and designers need better protection
3D printing is predicted to transform the business landscape of design-led innovation. But how well protected are Australian designs from unauthorised use?
- Five technology trends you can’t ignore
Australia’s manufacturing sector of tomorrow will involve creativity, innovation and higher value products.
- Production and maintenance to drive the expanded industry
Mining investment will collapse by 40 per cent over four years, but the sector will grow a result of greater production and maintenance
- Control system tuning in Simulink made easy
As control engineers know, tuning a control system can be challenging when you must rely on hand-tuning and experience. This is especially true for control systems with multiple feedback loops or tuneable components.
- How FDA regulations are shaping the pharmaceutical manufacturing sector
Jonathan Wilkins of European Automation examines the implications of the latest update CFR21/11 to 21 CFR part 11 of Code of Federal Regulations of FDA.
- Automating can keep you ahead of the pack
Compac Sorting faced an increasingly competitive global market for fruit and vegetable manufacturing.
- Automating using mobile devices
Paperless inspection and servicing systems using Pads and tablets help improve productivity and accountability.
- Honeywell takes a LEAP forward
It is common for large automation projects to overrun their budgets. Matt McDonald reports on a new methodology that aims to address this situation.
- Don’t get too excited, no one has cracked nuclear fusion yet
Lockheed Martin’s claims of small scale nuclear fusion may have been hasty, according to ANU’s Matthew Hole
- Qenos makes a step change with Adaptive Process Control
The most critical shortcoming of current Advanced Control Systems is that as the plant ages and feedstock characteristics change resulting in inefficiencies and sub-standard output product. The new Adaptive Process Control implemented by Qenos overcomes these limitations.
- Inside the industrial Ethernet
UK Industry Automation expert and trainer, Peter Thomas sheds light on common industrial Ethernet misconceptions. He also discusses network security requirements and controlling process applications through industrial Ethernet.
- Addressing the challenges of process manufacturing with ERP software
Address the challenges of process manufacturing with ERP software.
- Process optimisation in minerals processing [opinion]
With mining facing an increasingly tough market environment, the sector is demanding that companies improve productivity and continually add value.
- An inside look at the Honeywell Software Centre and Design Studio [VIDEO]
Located in North Ryde on Sydney’s leafy north shore, the Honeywell Software Centre and Design Studio is one of Honeywell’s core R&D centres.
- Australian Engineering Accreditation Centre has been set up
Engineers Australia considers engineering education programs offered by Australian universities and vocational education institutions for accreditation.
- Four ways ERP can help process manufacturers achieve best practice in process control
Carsten Pedersen, Senior Executive at UXC Eclipse explains the importance for process manufacturers to use technology to achieve efficiency and success.
- Will food manufacturers crack under the pressure?
Food and beverage manufacturers can remain productive in the context of increasing raw material prices, energy prices and pressure from retailers.
- 2014 Women in Industry Award Winners: VIDEOS
Over 150 people turned out for the inaugural 2014 Women in Industry Awards dinner in June, where ladies from the mining, manufacturing and engineering sectors were rewarded and recognised for their career achievements.