Saving through smarter energy use – Calix revolutionising industrial energy use

@AuManufacturing’s editorial series – Saving through smarter energy use – looks today at the biggest of big picture Australian industrial technologies which is transforming the production of those most products most critical to our future, cement and lime. Here Peter Roberts profiles Calix Ltd. Since building products group Adbri opened its Brighton cement works in…

Is Australia a sitting duck for ransomware attacks? Yes, and the danger has been growing for 30 years

By Paul Haskell-Dowland, Edith Cowan University and Andrew Woodward, Edith Cowan University Australian organisations are a soft target for ransomware attacks, say experts who yesterday issued a fresh warning that the government needs to do more to stop agencies and businesses falling prey to cyber-crime. But in truth, the danger has been growing worldwide for…

Defence seeks RFI to speed sovereign guided weapons development

The defence department has moved to the next stage of its development of a $1 billion Sovereign Guided Weapons and Explosive Ordnance Enterprise, issuing a Request for Information seeking input from industry and academia interested in participating in the enterprise. Feedback is also being sought on the potential roles that organisations could play to assist…

Gold Coast manufacturing hub opens

Queensland’s Gold Coast Manufacturing Hub was officially opened on Tuesday. The hub is headquartered at Nerang, received $4.5 million in funding from the Queensland government, and was “open and ready to service manufacturers in the areas from Beenleigh to the New South Wales border, and west to the Gold Coast Hinterland,” said state environment minister…

Constellation provides IoT solutions to Fujitsu, QTEQ

Industrial internet of things hardware and software systems provider Constellation Technologies has signed a Master Services Agreement with Fujitsu Australia to develop IoT solutions. Constellation is now accredited to deliver its full suite of services to Fujitsu over the next three years. The company has received an initial purchase order from Fujitsu for a quantity…