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news & editorials

  1. Australian flag
    11.01.2018
    11.01.2018
    by      In
    It’s official: Australia is an Innovation Champion. That is the view of the US Consumer Technology Association, which launched its inaugural International Innovation Scorecard at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
    The scorecard is a development from the association’s annual ranking of US... Read More
  2. Maintenance is important
    12.12.2017
    12.12.2017
    by      In
    There’s no getting away from the simple fact that all machinery requires some degree of maintenance. But too many Australian companies – large and small – are cutting corners when it comes to looking after their most important assets.
    Whether it’s a log-book 10,000km service on the family car or a... Read More
  3. 07.12.2017
    07.12.2017
    by      In
    It’s official: Industry Update is on the rise. The November 2017 issue of the magazine was distributed to 19,030 subscribers – a figure confirmed by an independent auditors’ report to the Audited Media Association of Australia (AMAA).
    The figure, which corresponds to a circulation in excess of 76,... Read More
  4. Manufacturing data up
    01.12.2017
    01.12.2017
    by      In
    The manufacturing sector bounced back into high growth territory in November, reversing a slowing trend that had become evident over the previous two months. The AI Group’s Australian PMI rose well away from the “break-even” 50 mark, rising to 57.3 for the month, reversing a trend that had seen it... Read More
  5. 28.11.2017
    28.11.2017
    by      In
    The Australian medical profession is complicit in the over-prescription of opioid painkillers. This shocking claim has been made to Industry Update by more than one sufferer during our research into the scale of the nation’s over-use of prescription medications and its implications for workplace... Read More
  6. 09.11.2017
    09.11.2017
    by      In
    As federal and state governments have increased their focus on manufacturing industry over the past year, hubs and education initatives have sprung up all over the country. 
    The Queensland Labor Party is continuing this trend, and has announced it will spend $30 million on a proposed initiative... Read More
  7. Manufacturing grows despite automotive closures
    01.11.2017
    01.11.2017
    by      In
    Australian manufacturing continued to grow in October, despite the closure of both the country’s remaining automotive assembly plants. The Ai Group’s Australian PMI came in at 51.1 for the month, a figure that is still indicative of growth, albeit at a much-reduced rate than in recent months.
    It... Read More
  8. ZAPCAP Safety ensures a watertight seal
    23.10.2017
    23.10.2017
    by      In
    As every schoolboy knows, water and electricity do not mix particularly well. However, Adept Direct now has one answer to the problem in the form of the ZAPCAP Safety power lead enclosure.
    Designed specifically to keep extension cable connections safe and secure when used in wet areas the IP66-... Read More
  9. Shane Infanti
    09.10.2017
    09.10.2017
    by      In
    The inaugural AMTIL National Conference will take place on Tuesday 14th November at Leonda by the Yarra, Hawthorn, Victoria, and registration is available now for anyone with an interest in Australian manufacturing and its future.
    The one-day event will explore the theme “Manufacturing’s future in... Read More
  10. space
    26.09.2017
    26.09.2017
    by      In
    Until now, Australia has been one of the only OECD countries without a national space agency, but that's about to change. 
    After months of pressure from manufacturers, the Space Industry Association of Australia, and the South Australian Government, the Federal Government has used the opening of... Read More