The federal government has launched its $160 million fund to support small and medium sized Australian manufacturers to invest in new technology, grow and create new jobs. The Manufacturing Modernisation Fund will include $50 million from the government and will be matched by at least $110 million from industry. The fund will have two types … Continue reading Federal government launches Manufacturing Modernisation Fund
Australian Postgraduate Research Intern (APR.Intern), Australia’s only national, not-for-profit all-sector, all-discipline, PhD internship program is helping to push industry innovation via collaboration with universities. APR.Intern matches companies with PhD students and supervising academics to undertake three to five month, tightly-focused research projects. Delivered by the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute, the program is open to all … Continue reading Doctorate program helping industry link with researchers
An APLNG-Armour Energy joint venture is to seek out gas projects in Queensland’s south west for the sole supply of Australian manufacturers. Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham today announced the joint venture’s successful bid for 18 square kilometres of land 22km south-west of Chinchilla. Under the permit’s conditions, gas can only be sold to Australian … Continue reading Joint-venture prospecting gas projects to supply manufacturers
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
A week filled with all aspects of manufacturing is taking the industry to new levels as success and innovation are given the spotlight. In a drive to showcase the thriving solutions, ideas and the future of manufacturing in Australia, an exhibition and awards night will be held in Melbourne from May 14 to 17. The … Continue reading Expo and awards night endeavour to emphasise manufacturing’s best
Swinburne University of Technology and its industry and research partners have been awarded $1 million of funding through the Global Innovation Linkages Program towards a $3.5 million project focused on Industry 4.0 manufacturing of high volume lightweight composites. The project will use a world-first process for 3D printing of industrial scale composites in Swinburne’s Industry … Continue reading Swinburne gets $1 million in funding for world-first industrial-scale 3D printing process
New research findings show how engineering firms can make major gains in productivity and efficiency by reducing the often-considerable time-lag between the manufacture of components and checking their precision on a coordinate measuring machine (CMM). To ensure complete accuracy, CMMs are housed in a strictly temperature-controlled environment. But manufacturing processes often lead to big increases … Continue reading New temperature measurement technique boosts efficiency of component manufacture
The prestigious Endeavour Awards program will see industry leaders from all manufacturing sectors come together on May 16 in Melbourne to celebrate the best accomplishments in the sector. The annual event, held in conjunction National Manufacturing Week, shares the successes of businesses and organisations making their mark on the manufacturing industry across Australia and worldwide. … Continue reading Endeavour Awards sponsorship opportunities open door to industry’s best
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
GreyOrange and GROUND announced the deployment of its Butler robotics operations at the Ichikawa logistics center of Daiwa House Industry Co. Ltd (TSE: 1925). The Butler robotics system operates in a 7,000sqm facility offering total logistics solutions that are shared and used for multiple shipper companies. At this site, named ‘Intelligent Logistics Center PROTO’, the … Continue reading GreyOrange Butler robotics deployed at intelligent logistics centre
The Australian manufacturing industry continues to face significant challenges that mean businesses need to find ways to evolve and outperform their competitors to remain viable. Competition from overseas manufacturers with lower costs and a strong Australian dollar have put pressure on local businesses in recent years. “However, there are signs the Australian manufacturing industry could … Continue reading Top practices for a top-performing production floor
Over recent decades, average output across Australian manufacturing sub-industries has swelled to 20 per cent above trend during economic upswings, while contracting to 20 per cent below this level during downturns. Australia is currently home to one of the most volatile manufacturing industries in the world. Opportunities for companies to protect themselves against these economic … Continue reading How to build resilience in Australia’s manufacturing industry
A tiny fibre-optic probe that can measure temperature while seeing deep inside the body has been developed in South Australia. With an outer diameter of only 130 microns, the width of a single human hair, the probe is the smallest of its kind in the world with the ability to provide real time imaging and … Continue reading Probe the width of a hair to see and measure temperature deep inside the body
Central Innovation, a provider of design software, hardware, systems, and people solutions to construction, architecture, and manufacturing companies, has announced its latest data integration solution, DataSuite. Developed to meet the needs of Australian businesses, DataSuite enables companies to move and manage data between independent systems without manual processing. By providing a unifying platform between systems, … Continue reading DataSuite – data integration system for Australian manufacturers
Inspired by several developed Asian cities, the NSW government’s vision for Sydney is to build high density living around major traffic hubs. As a result, investment in transport and infrastructure is taking off and demand for engineering and construction professionals will be high in 2018. Huge projects underway, or on the horizon, include the M4 … Continue reading Demand for engineers expected to grow in 2018
Australian manufacturers need to find alternative ways of doing business or risk being overrun by competitors with lower costs, according to Epicor. Greg O’Loan, regional vice president, Epicor, said, “As the world has gotten smaller, Australian organisations face increased competition from international businesses. For manufacturers, rising energy costs and strong competition from overseas companies mean … Continue reading How manufacturers can respond to increasing costs
IoTium, a secure network infrastructure company for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), announced the general availability of its Network as a Service (NaaS) offering, designed to securely connect legacy onsite systems in mission-critical environments to accelerate the deployment of Industry 4.0 at scale. Target environments applications include building and industrial automation, oil and gas, … Continue reading Secure, scalable, SDN-based network infrastructure for Industrial IoT
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