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  1. 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
  2. 24.01.2017
    24.01.2017
    by      In
    In the wake of Mike Baird’s unexpected resignation, the importance of having a clear and well-planned chain of succession has become abundantly clear.
    Whether you work in government, non-for-profit, or the private sector, every organisation will have key members that bring a specific, valuable, and... Read More
  3. 17.01.2017
    17.01.2017
    by      In
    In an exclusive interview with Marcus Evans, industry veteran Fernando Biroccesi, Maintenance Manager of Operations for Viterra Australia, talks about the best ways to manage the maintenance of a production plant to ensure maximum productivity and uptime.
    As companies are learning, intra-company... Read More
  4. 16.01.2017
    16.01.2017
    by      In
    Global consumer goods giant Unilever has committed to ensuring that its plastic packaging will be fully reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025 and has challenged the rest of the FMCG industry to increase movement towards the circular economy.
    Despite sustained campaigns at local and global... Read More
  5. 12.01.2017
    12.01.2017
    by      In
    Sometimes parts that are providing reliable, long-lasting service can suddenly begin to fail when conditions change. Such was the case recently for leading Queensland food and beverage industry pumps and cleaning systems provider Euro Pumps, who needed to raise the temperature from 55 to 75℃ at an... Read More
  6. 03.01.2017
    03.01.2017
    by      In
    It may not have seemed to be a boom year for Australian manufacturing, but the latest Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index figures from AI Group confirm that 2016 was, on the whole, a positive year. The Australian PMI rose by 1.2 points to 55.4 in December, leaving 2016 with an average... Read More
  7. 22.12.2016
    22.12.2016
    by      In
    Efic has published the final edition of its World Risk Developments for the year, combining an overview of the tidal shifts of 2016 and analysing the risks that lurk in 2017.
    According to Efic Senior Economist Cassandra Winzenried: “Global recovery hinges on better growth in emerging markets.... Read More
  8. 07.12.2016
    07.12.2016
    by      In
    Energy harvesting has been a hot topic in the world of microelectronics for some time. The ability to draw microamp-level currents seemingly from thin air and use them to energise low-power circuits is very appealing, and has enabled the design of a raft of battery-free microelectronic devices,... Read More
  9. 28.11.2016
    28.11.2016
    by      In
    Having reliable security for carparks, warehouses, and docks is an increasingly common requirement in the security-conscious world we live in. DMF analyses the best approaches for any given installation.
    When choosing a security door, two factors are important: the level of security needed, and the... Read More
  10. 24.11.2016
    24.11.2016
    by      In
    Whether we like it or not, Australian manufacturing has traditionally been a male-dominated industry. And while, as you will read inside the November issue of Industry Update, great strides are being made throughout Australian industry to create mentally healthy workplaces, many of the underlying... Read More