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news & editorials

  1. 27.03.2017
    by      In
    CleenSonic is offering a cost-effective asset rejuvenation service from its newly opened facility in Glendenning, Western Sydney. The service is based on the company’s own design of ultrasonic cleaning equipment, and is suitable for rejuvenating a wide range of contaminated equipment in industries... Read More
  2. 21.03.2017
    by      In
    Australia’s biggest advanced manufacturing and machine tool exhibition returns to Melbourne in May, and the organisers of Austech 2017 are confident that “The Big Show” will not disappoint.
    “We’ve definitely seen a big surge in confidence this time round,” says AMTIL Event Manager and Austech... Read More
  3. 16.03.2017
    by      In
    Major players in the Australian plastics industry are committing to reducing environmental pollution by signing up to Operation Clean Sweep. Founded in the USA in the early 1990s, and already widely adopted in 22 countries worldwide, the programme was launched in Australia last year to address the... Read More
  4. 03.03.2017
    by      In
    Cranes and hoists often operate in hazardous, dangerous and potentially explosive areas, where a single incident can cause significant, personal injury, damage, downtime and loss of income or production.
    In addition to being indispensable to manufacturing, processing and distribution operations –... Read More
  5. 27.02.2017
    by      In
    Amidst all the speculation of the impending erection of trade barriers by a newly protectionist USA, last week saw an important landmark in facilitating international trade with the coming into force of the World Trade Organisation’s Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA).
    The agreement, which came out... Read More
  6. 21.02.2017
    by      In
    Australia has its first carbon fibre spinning plant, thanks to CSIRO and Deakin University. The new wet spinning line has begun operating at Waurn Ponds just outside Geelong.
    Although the use of carbon fibre composites has expanded greatly in recent years in areas such as aerospace, the automotive... Read More
  7. 20.02.2017
    by      In
    Carbon fibre composite specialist Quickstep Holdings has been quick to stake its claim for a leading role in the next chapter of the Australian automotive industry by snaring two significant government grants.
    The first is a Cooperative Research Centre Project (CRC-P) grant of $1.45 million to... Read More
  8. 20.02.2017
    by      In
    The past few years have been difficult for Burnie. The mining downturn, and departure of 280 manufacturing jobs in early 2015, has led to a negative spiral pushing the local economy down, and unemployment up to 10.5%. 
    The state government, however, has not sat idle: the launch of a 'Caterpillar... Read More
  9. 14.02.2017
    by      In
    Up until now, the Internet of Things (IoT for short) has mainly been a catchphrase.
    Ask the man in the street about the IoT, and most will struggle to articulate the essence of this technology.
    Thankfully, this is likely to change in 2017 with the foreseeable collision of the IoT, artificial... Read More
  10. 09.02.2017
    by      In
    For the first time in five years, more projects are meeting original goals and business intent while being completed within budget— and fewer projects are deemed failures.Findings released in PMI’s 2017 Pulse of the Profession: Success Rates Rise: Transforming the High Cost of Low Performance... Read More