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news & editorials

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Scott Safety Aviva mask
    20.09.2017
    20.09.2017
    by      In
    One of the most important aspects in ensuring that at-risk workers use their personal protective equipment is that it must be comfortable to wear. And that is one of the key criteria in the design of a new range of half-mask respirators available now from Scott Safety in Australia and New Zealand.... Read More
  7. Arrarat wind farm
    07.09.2017
    07.09.2017
    by      In
    Flow Power has tied up Australia’s first large-scale renewable corporate power purchase agreement (PPA) with Australia’s third largest wind farm, Ararat Wind Farm. In what is described as a landmark deal, the electricity retailer will now be able to offer large energy users in Australia access to... Read More
  8. 08.08.2017
    08.08.2017
    by      In
    Free registration is now available for Australia’s leading Occupational Health and Safety in Action Tradeshow on 5th and 6th September at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.
    Due to high rates of work-related injuries and illness, the manufacturing sector is one of the priority... Read More
  9. Amazon Robotics Challenge
    31.07.2017
    31.07.2017
    by      In
    A team of researchers and students from The Australian Centre for Robotic Vision has taken out first prize in the 2017 Amazon Robotics Challenge at RoboCup in Nagoya Japan, scooping a prize of US $80,000.
    True to the nature of its sponsor, the Amazon Robotics Challenge tasked each of the 16 teams... Read More
  10. the results of bearing contamination
    12.07.2017
    12.07.2017
    by      In
    Bearing reliability is a crucial component of productivity and uptime in expensive machinery and plant throughout industries such as mining, manufacturing, bulk handling and primary production. If a bearing fails, production can grind to a halt.
    Bearing failures can be caused by a number of factors... Read More