The 2020 version of the annual Wohlers Report, tracking the evolution of the global 3D printing industry, has been released.
Composites technology company Xtek (ASX:XTE) has achieved what it says is a small but important first commercial order for armour parts produced using its XTclave curing system. The buyer is named as Tote Systems Australia, which will use Xtek’s lightweight ballistic armour plates in a soft armour and tactical vest system. The end product will…
Coronavirus, bushfires, drought contribute to biggest drop in manufacturing conditions in two decades: survey
Business conditions for manufacturers have suffered their biggest single quarter decline in 20 years, according to the most recent Australian Chamber-Westpac Survey of Industrial Trends.
By Flavio Romero Macau, Senior Lecturer in Supply Chain Management and Global Logistics, Edith Cowan University Panic buying, shop shelves emptied of toilet paper, hand sanitiser, pasta and other household supplies, supermarkets policing limits on buying products, Amazon and eBay stopping opportunists from selling items at exorbitant prices. When will things get back to normal?…
A crack Australian team is tackling the threat of space junk wrecking new satellites using machine learning
The Building 4.0 Cooperative Research Centre has been awarded $28 million in federal funding, and will apply technologies from the world of manufacturing to help modernise the building sector.
In these uncertain times I feel our local manufacturers need some practical advice on how to manage the situation. We have an opportunity to demonstrate our manufacturing agility and show how we can stand tall and stand together in the face of uncertainty.
A dozen Australian Defence Force engineers are assisting manufacturer Med-Con keep up with increased demand due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.
The Victorian government has announced it will introduce legislation overturning an effective ban on onshore gas extraction in the state.
By Peter Martin, Visiting Fellow, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University The government is planning to deliver a second coronavirus economic support package within days, and the Reserve Bank will announce “further policy measures” to support the economy on Thursday. The bank sometimes uses the phrase “policy measures” to describe adjustments to its “policy…