none

FACTORY OF THE FUTURE TO HOST INDUSTRY 4.0 HUB

02-10-2018
by 
in 
Swinburne's Factory of the Future

Swinburne University of Technology is to host an Advanced Manufacturing Industry 4.0 Hub at its Factory of the Future. Set up with a $2 million grant from the Future Industries Fund, the hub aims to pioneer a new model of university-industry collaboration covering both technology and business strategies.

“Digital transformation of manufacturing is a game changer - which is why we’re creating a new Advanced Manufacturing Hub – to ensure Victorian businesses are well equipped to take advantage of this technology,” said Victorian Minister for Industry and Employment, Ben Carroll, in announcing the new hub.

“The hub will help local manufacturers unlock the opportunities that exist with digital technologies to transform their operations, and deliver cutting edge products and services.”

Swinburne Deputy Vice-Chancellor (R&D) Professor Aleksandar Subic added: “Industry 4.0 is all about the next stage of development in the manufacturing sector driven by digitalisation. Automation and the Industrial Internet of Things in particular are transforming the manufacturing industry, presenting us with new business opportunities through better integration with the global supply chain,” Professor Subic said.

The hub will leverage Swinburne’s $100 million investment in advanced manufacturing infrastructure and expertise. The Factory of the Future is Australia’s first fully immersed Industry 4.0 facility, featuring cutting edge and globally connected technologies including MindSphere – a cloud-based Industrial Internet of Things operating system developed by Siemens.

 

Related news & editorials

  1. coins
    12.05.2021
    12.05.2021
    by      In , In
    "From an industry perspective, the Government's second budget in a year locks in the recovery from recession and shifts gears from emergency measures to investing in the economy for the longer term," says Innes Willox, Chief Executive of the national employer association Ai Group.
    He described it... Read More
  2. apprentice
    12.05.2021
    12.05.2021
    by      In , In , In
    Liverpool Plains on the north-western slopes of New South Wales is a highly productive agricultural area. There are broad acre crops such as wheat, corn and sorghum, while dry-land and irrigated cotton crops thrive in the rich soil.
    Sheep graze in the hills surrounding Spring Ridge and the Caroona... Read More
  3. shaking hands graphic
    11.05.2021
    11.05.2021
    by      In , In
    Skills qualifications in manufacturing trades have undergone their biggest update in a decade, with the intention of developing a more productive workforce and one which has the skills required by today’s jobs. Developed by the Manufacturing and Engineering Industry Reference Committee, supported... Read More
  4. factory worker
    10.05.2021
    10.05.2021
    by      In
    A survey has found that while four out of five Australian workers feel optimistic about the next five years, only 30% of those in manufacturing feel the same way. It also found that 10% of Australian manufacturing workers reported losing their jobs last year. The findings were based on a global... Read More
Products
Suppliers