1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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