Techniques borrowed from the world of manufacturing could make the building industry more “efficient, connected and customer-centric.” Brent Balinski spoke to Monash University’s Professor Mathew Aitchison about the topic, as well as why prefabricated housing is a tricky business. Those who study it have sometimes lamented the low levels of productivity growth and technology…
Professor Jian-Feng Nie of Monash University’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering led a recent discovery for magnesium alloys. He shares some context for the results with Brent Balinski.
Swinburne University of Technology’s Industry 4.0 Initiative has been recognised at the 14th Australian Business Awards.
Brent Balinski spoke to CSIRO ON’s David Burt about the challenges involved in commercialising scientific achievements.
Brent Balinski speaks to Xtek’s managing director Philippe Odouard about the company’s curing process – which it says can produce lighter, stronger composite parts – and its potential applications in defence, space and elsewhere.
Brent Balinski speaks to Harry Wang, founder of Advanced Circular Polymers, about the company’s factory and serving manufacturers wanting to adopt recycled plastics in their products. From kicks to shampoo bottles and beyond, there are signs that businesses are starting to commit to the use of recycled materials. Adidas has a goal of…
By Andrew Spence Adelaide-based company Ping Services has closed a $650,000 seed fund round after securing an additional $200,000 in government funding earlier this year. The patented device, known as the Ping Monitor, uses acoustic analysis, machine learning and the Internet of Things (IoT) to continuously detect wind turbine blade damage. The key piece of…
An Innovative Manufacturing CRC-backed project announced last month is aiming to move research on material coating methods out of the lab and into factories. Brent Balinski asked project lead Dr Weiwei Lei a few questions about how his process works and what the project hopes to achieve.
Some places are more ripe for innovation – change that brings improvement – than others. By Brent Balinski.
Brent Balinski speaks to William Crowe, co-founder of University of NSW-based High Earth Orbit Robotics, about what they have achieved so far and what businesses in the burgeoning nanosatellite industry expect from potential suppliers.