Manufacturers are using 3D printing (AKA additive manufacturing) methods to serve a wide variety of industries and applications. In this edition of @AuManufacturing’s “technologies and tools…” series, Michael Sharpe looks at some of the advantages of adopting 3D printing, and two Australian companies successfully applying it to medical uses.
The future of jobs has been used to justify the major changes to university education announced last week. Fees for courses that, according to the government, lead to jobs with a great future will fall, while those with a poor future will rise.
The University of NSW and Dutch electric bus company Ebusco have signed a memorandum of understanding.
RMIT, Siemens and Festo have signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate on workforce transformation topics and establish an Industrial Transformation Hub at RMIT’s Advanced Manufacturing Precinct in Carlton.
New materials and better products regularly go together. In this part of @AuManufacturing’s “technologies and tools” series, Michael Grogan looks at some standout local adopters.
Gilmour Space has successfully completed a “hot fire” 45-second test of its upper-stage hybrid rocket engine. Gilmour made the announcement on Thursday morning, calling it the longest and most efficient test fire for the company so far. “It’s a key demonstration of our ability to produce repeatable, stable, and high-performance combustion over a…
The Community and Public Sector Union says that 40 positions cut this week at the CSIRO bring total jobs shed at the organisation to 619 this financial year, blaming the Average Staffing Level Cap and funding cuts.
There are some big advantages to reshoring. Marks Peters discusses the topic, its job-creating impacts, and some recent Australian success stories.
Technologies and tools for a manufacturing transformation: how to approach Industry 4.0 by Nico Adams
Our “technologies and tools” series continues with a look at Industry 4.0 for SMEs. Nico Adams writes about some business model possibilities, and the questions a manufacturing company should begin asking before they “get into” Industry 4.0.
The founder and CEO of listed accountancy firm Kelly + Partners is advising its 7,500 clients to look for Australian suppliers rather than import from China.