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  1. 03.03.2017
    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
  2. 27.02.2017
    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
  3. 21.02.2017
    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
  4. 20.02.2017
    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
  5. 20.02.2017
    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
  6. 14.02.2017
    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
  7. 09.02.2017
    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
  8. 06.02.2017
    06.02.2017
    by      In
    Sydney-based electronics design house SRKH Designs has turned to the Kickstarter crowd-funding platform to finance the development of its latest microcomputer. Billed as the “virtually anything” microcomputer, the Virtualette V1 is an ultra-compact Linux-based device with potential applications... Read More
  9. 02.02.2017
    02.02.2017
    by      In
    Australia’s automotive industry has taken another hit, with Toyota announcing that it will cease production of vehicles in Australia on the 3rd October 2017.
    The announcement, which has been long foreshadowed as the automotive industry in Australia shrinks, will axe more than 2500 jobs.
    Senator Kim... Read More
  10. 31.01.2017
    31.01.2017
    by      In
    What will be the main trends for Australian manufacturing this year and beyond?
    Can we expect to see more “smart” factories across Australia? Will more Australian businesses embrace automation and Industry 4.0 data exchange? Can we expect to see improvements in workplace safety?
    The answer to all... Read More