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  1. 07.10.2019
    07.10.2019
    by      In
    The US manufacturing sector is in decline. The Institute of Supply Management's manufacturing index dropped to 47.8 in September, an unexpected fall from the already contracting figure of 49.1 recorded in August. Significantly, the figure is the lowest since June 2009 at the end of the Global... Read More
  2. 02.10.2019
    02.10.2019
    by      In
    A whole new safety culture is growing among the workforce at the Real Pet Food Company’s factory at Ingleburn in Sydney’s southwest, and it all began with a workplace traffic management plan.
    The Ingleburn site occupies 5 hectares, producing high-quality all-natural canned dog and cat food for... Read More
  3. 19.08.2019
    19.08.2019
    by      In
    The current industry focus on the dangers of silica dust has more to do with creating awareness of the problem than it is to do with any new causal discovery. However, it is clearly an awareness campaign that is long overdue.
    The causal link between respirable silica dust particles and the disease... Read More
  4. 24.07.2019
    24.07.2019
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    This October, Australian manufacturers will have the opportunity to learn how to reduce their energy costs and improve operational energy efficiency, with Melbourne to host the inaugural Energy Efficiency Expo alongside All-Energy Australia.
    Developed from a partnership between Reed Exhibitions and... Read More
  5. 01.07.2019
    01.07.2019
    by      In
    Almost three years of growth in Australian manufacturing came to an end in June, with the Ai Group Performance of Manufacturing Index falling into negative territory for the first time since August 2016.
    While the decline is minimal, it comes on top of a slowing rate of growth in May, attributed at... Read More
  6. 14.06.2019
    14.06.2019
    by      In
    Cloud computing uses a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to process and store data, rather than a personal computer or local server. Clouds may be limited to a single organisation (private or enterprise clouds), available to many organisations (public clouds) or a combination of both... Read More
  7. 15.05.2019
    15.05.2019
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    Bang on the schedule defined by its roadmap, the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre has opened up its Manufacturing Academy - an online resource designed to equip Australian manufacturers with the knowledge to prosper in the 21st century.
    The Academy website is an impressive resource, comprising... Read More
  8. 10.04.2019
    10.04.2019
    by      In
    Austech 2019 will cover every aspect of modern manufacturing, from the smallest of jobshops to the giant original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) – plus of course the suppliers who provide their state-of-the-art technology. This year’s exhibition will feature OEM displays from BAE Systems Australia... Read More
  9. 01.04.2019
    01.04.2019
    by      In
    Ever onwards and upwards, albeit at a slower rate, the Ai Group’s Performance of Manufacturing Index continued in positive territory in March 2019, falling three points to 51.0.
    The six manufacturing sectors saw clear winners and losers, with the food, chemicals and textiles sectors all expanding... Read More
  10. 01.03.2019
    01.03.2019
    by      In
    Australian manufacturing got back to work in February after a turgid mid-summer period with the Ai Group’s Performance of Manufacturing Index recovering further to a respectable 54.0. This marks a continuing recovery from the flat 50.0 in December 2018 and the mildly growing 52.5 in January.... Read More