The Queensland government has officially opened the Rockhampton Manufacturing Hub at Central Queensland University’s Rockhampton campus. The hub, a centre of expertise for advanced manufacturing innovation and skills, has been operational since April 2019, and is one of three manufacturing hubs delivered by the Queensland government as part of a total $30 million investment. The … Continue reading Rockhampton Manufacturing Hub officially opens
A report from Deloitte shows that many senior executives are less prepared for the impacts of Industry 4.0 than they need to be, despite successful implementation of new technologies. Business leaders continue to focus more on using advanced technologies to protect their positions than on making bold investments to drive disruption, according to the new … Continue reading New report indicates lack of industry preparedness for 4.0
The federal government has announced it will provide $3.6 million to trial the expansion of a one-year Diploma in Applied Technologies across six universities next year. Developed by Swinburne University of Technology and Siemens, the diploma will be expanded through University of Western Australia, University of Tasmania, University of South Australia, University of Technology Sydney, … Continue reading Government funds training in advanced manufacturing technologies
The future location of Australia’s first-ever Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Hub on Brisbane’s northside has been visited this week by World Economic Forum representatives undertaking a statewide tour of innovative Queensland manufacturers. The ARM Hub is an $18 million advanced manufacturing initiative being delivered in partnership with the Palaszczuk Government, QUT, Urban Art Projects … Continue reading Queensland puts advanced manufacturing potential on display
A new report from the Australian Industry (Ai) Group has outlined the state of business digitalisation as more companies transition to Industry 4.0, providing a set of recommendations on how to overcome lingering challenges. The report, titled The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Australian businesses in transition, indicates that an increasing number of company business models are … Continue reading More businesses transitioning to Industry 4.0, new report finds
Deakin’s Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM) will join textile technology company Xefco and engineering equipment company Proficiency Contracting on a new $3.4 million manufacturing R&D project co-funded by the Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (IMCRC). The three-year project aims to scale newly-developed advanced coating technologies, which will result in better durability for textile coatings and … Continue reading Deakin University, IMCRC, team up with companies for advanced manufacturing research
A 3D printing company in Cairns and 19 other businesses will share in over $850,000 under the latest round of the Queensland Government’s Business Growth Fund. Minister for Training and Skills Development Shannon Fentiman announced Trinity Engineering Consulting received more than $9,000 to boost and grow their business. “We know that small business take a … Continue reading Cairns-based 3D printing company gets government funding boost
Cutting-edge technologies, processes and systems will be on show this week at manufacturing businesses around Queensland with the state government’s Inside Advanced Manufacturing series kicking off today. Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick said the week-long program shines a light on Queensland’s innovation success stories and the manufacturers of the future. … Continue reading Queensland’s Advanced Manufacturing series begins
Federal Labor has committed $20 million for the proposed $50 million Flinders University-led Australian Centre for Innovative Manufacturing (ACIM) at Tonsley, which is to connect Australian companies with the latest manufacturing technologies and research expertise, and provide training to modernise workforces. The 4000msq advanced manufacturing test bed facility at Flinders’ Tonsley Innovation District is expected … Continue reading $20 million promised for Australia’s first “Future Factory”
According to the federal government, 107 post graduate engineers will be placed in industry-based automotive projects, with $5 million in grants to be provided. The Automotive Engineering Graduate Program will deliver 10 grants to seven universities in Victoria, Western Australia and Queensland. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Karen Andrews said the post graduates would work … Continue reading $5 million funding for automotive engineering
Two new research laboratories at RMIT University’s Melbourne City campus will focus on developing high-performance advanced materials and improving manufacturing and fabrication. Researchers will use the labs to improve solar cell technology, battery efficiency, magnesium implants for patients, and water sensing and purification. RMIT Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Innovation and Vice-President, Professor Calum Drummond, said … Continue reading New labs to push forward advanced materials and manufacturing research
RMIT and the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) at the University of Sheffield have entered into a partnership that will see research collaboration and expertise exchange across advanced manufacturing and engineering. Under a memorandum of understanding formalised at the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne, the two universities will jointly undertake industry-driven research that … Continue reading RMIT to collaborate with University of Sheffield in advanced manufacturing research
A $60 million world-leading advanced manufacturing facility is a step closer to development, following the Queensland government’s announcement it would commit $7.5 million to the project. The shell forging plant proposed by the newly formed joint venture Rheinmetall Nioa Munitions (RNM) is to support local small-to-medium-sized businesses that are part of the industry supply chain. … Continue reading Qld government commits $7.5 million to advanced shell manufacturing facility
The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) has today opened Australia’s most advanced 3D printing facility, ProtoSpace, to help grow advanced manufacturing in Australia by providing access to high-end equipment and expertise in 3D printing technology. Featuring cutting-edge 3D printers unique in Australia, including the exclusive Nanodimension Dragonfly, ProtoSpace will enable collaboration with business of all … Continue reading UTS opens new advanced 3D printing facility
The Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) is to carry out a series of events in 2019 aimed at building greater resilience to changes within the Australian manufacturing industry. According to the AMGC, the events are designed to bring together people, organisations and businesses operating within the Australian manufacturing industry who may not otherwise collaborate, including … Continue reading AMGC announces series of industry events for 2019
A partnership has been formed between Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (IMCRC), Swinburne University of Technology and Sleep Corp to boost advanced manufacturing in Australia. The partnership is to analyse Sleep Corp’s business and see what improvements can be made as they move towards Industry 4.0, with a view to move to fully automated manufacturing. … Continue reading Industry 4.0 partnership formed between Swinburne, IMCRC and Sleep Corp
At its annual Automation Fair, Rockwell Automation unveiled the company’s new branding and shared announcements about its new products which seek to enhance productivity by harnessing data and information within organisations. The new brand promise, “Expanding Human Possibility” seeks to promote the company’s efforts to connect people, machines and data digitally, with the aim of … Continue reading Rockwell Automation launches new branding and products at Automation Fair
The Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre has announced funding of $250,000 toward the Swinburne Manufacturing Futures Research Institute to boost the adoption of Industry 4.0 processes that will increase Australian manufacturing competitiveness.
Discussing the renaissance of Australian manufacturing, the Automation Innovation Summit will be held on 25 May at the Australian Technology Park in Sydney.
PACE is pleased to announce the keynote speaker of its Factories of the Future breakfast event, to be held on September 10.