Austrade’s chief executive officer, Dr Stephanie Fahey, will finish her role on July 10.
Technologies and tools for a manufacturing transformation: Industry 4.0, skills and SMEs by David Fox and Inu Rana
Today, @AuManufacturing’s “technologies and tools…” series turns to technology adoption among SMEs. Inu Rana and David Fox look at some of the difficulties and benefits of increased digitalisation for smaller companies, and what it means in practical terms. There is no denying that technology is making an impact on manufacturing worldwide, helping the industry keep…
Truckers, miners, bus operators and rubbish collectors across Australia are helping edge a device designed to save fuel and slash emissions closer to commercialisation.
The NSW government has approved a new industrial precinct, one of 12 planned for the Western Sydney Aerotropolis.
Technologies and tools for a manufacturing transformation: Lessons to shape the future by Carl de Koning
On day two of our new series, aimed at helping businesses transform their operations to compete and grow through new tools and technologies, we hear from Carl de Koning. He lays out eight characteristics important to advanced manufacturers. Over the past 40 years, I have had the privilege of working for three exceptional companies: Air…
At least 1,241 tonnes of microplastics are dumped into Aussie farmland every year from wastewater sludge
Every year, treated wastewater sludge called “biosolids” is recycled and spread over agricultural land. My recent research discovered this practice dumps thousands of tonnes of microplastics into farmlands around the world. In Australia, we estimate this amount as at least 1,241 tonnes per year.
A team from Griffith University has developed a low-cost ventilator and published the open-source design on GitHub.
Technologies and tools for a manufacturing transformation: why it’s important to commercialise new materials by Gary Walsh
@AuManufacturing’s highly successful new deal plan for manufacturing was aimed at Australia’s policy makers. Our new series, crowd sourced advice from our manufacturing community, aims to help businesses transform their operations to compete and grow through new tools and technologies. Here Gary Walsh explains why it’s important to commercialise new materials by taking ideas out of the lab and into industrial reality
It’s being reported that Sanjay Gupta has begun a review of GFG Alliance’s Whyalla steel plant, which has suffered losses exacerbated by the Covid-19 downturn, in an attempt to make it run as leanly as possible ahead of a planned new plant opening in 2024.
Interest from local suppliers in Phase 3 of LAND 400 appears strong, with the federal government announcing “a record” 400-plus participants, despite a pandemic, in the Australian Industry Capability Roadshow running from March to May.