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  1. 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
  2. 22.12.2016
    22.12.2016
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    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
  3. 07.12.2016
    07.12.2016
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    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
  4. 28.11.2016
    28.11.2016
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    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
  5. 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
  6. 22.11.2016
    22.11.2016
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    Since 2008, Hydro Innovations has been cultivating an extensive range of products and now, with its new training centre, its capable staff are able to pass some of their expertise on to you in a truly impressive way.
    Hydro Innovations' Wastewater Pumping Station
    This is the centre-piece of the... Read More
  7. 15.11.2016
    15.11.2016
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    A collaboration between the DET CRC, CSIRO, Globaltech Corporation, and Epslong has led to developments in Bluetooth technology that can be used to increase the efficiency and precision of drilling operations.
    In a high-cost industry that demands precise operation, every bit of actionable data is... Read More
  8. 01.11.2016
    01.11.2016
    by      In
    The Australian manufacturing industry has returned to growth, following predictions and trends that indicated August's slump was a temporary anomaly. 
    The Australian Industry Group's Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index (Australian PMI) increased by 1.1 points in October, reaching 50.9 and... Read More
  9. 27.10.2016
    27.10.2016
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    At the University of South Australia’s Future Industries Institute, scientists have combined micron thin layers of plastics to develop a material that can replace glass in cars, aircraft, spacecraft, and even whitegoods - making them lighter and more efficient.
    Dr Colin Hall and his colleagues at... Read More
  10. 23.10.2016
    23.10.2016
    by      In
    2016 has been an exciting year for manufacturers in Australia. Hard work and innovation from Aussie companies has seen the manufacturing sector expand for the longest continuous period in a decade, repeatedly beating predictions of doom and gloom.
    Looking at the Australian Performance of... Read More