Companies making things as varied as caravan electronics and reusable cups have recently told us about why bringing manufacturing home is an advantage.
The number of situations where Internet of Things solutions can do something useful is growing fast, as is the market for such solutions.
If you’re a cafe-goer, it’s near impossible that you’ve missed the surge in popularity for reusable cups.
Deakin University researchers will soon test a new cloud-based monitor to track and optimise workplace comfort levels, with an aim to commercialise the device by 2020.
Wasted food statistics can make for depressing reading. According to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization, a third of all food worldwide – totalling 1.3 gigatonnes – is squandered annually. In Australia it’s estimated we waste $20 billion worth of food a year.
Australian manufacturing businesses can adapt and flourish by focussing on collaboration and both adopting and offering newer digital technologies, Setec is proving.
Another round of Accelerating Commercialisation grants has been announced, with a total of $5.3 million awarded to 15 businesses.
The annual Wohlers Report has been released, highlighting an overall trend away from the hobbyist market and towards industrial use.
Reshoring manufacturing jobs isn’t exactly a hot topic in Australia. Over in the United States, it’s a different story.
By Andrew Spence A novel blend of old and new technology is helping Australian researchers combine renewable energy and low-cost thermal storage to deliver heat for industrial processes. Developed at the University of South Australia in Adelaide, the method involves using low cost renewable energy such as wind or solar PV to power electrical elements that heat rocks in…