Advanced is great, but what about traditional manufacturing – by Daen Simmat

Industrial designer Daen Simmat (pictured below) takes a look at policies supporting a transition to advanced manufacturing in Australia with approval, but also asks ‘what about traditional manufacturing’ and making it smarter? In the mid-1960s, manufacturing was separated into two categories “advanced” and “traditional.” Traditional manufacturing was hard product industries such as automotive, steel and…

Australian Plant Proteins produces bean protein

This week marked a major milestone for Australian Plant Proteins’ recently commissioned state-of-the-art fractionation facility in Horsham, Victoria. Director of Australian Plant proteins and EAT Group, Brendan McKeegan took to social media to celebrate the first production of faba bean protein isolate (pictured). McKeegan said: “For the first time Australia has a large-scale commercial plant-protein…

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Bosch and Ellume to automate together for Covid-19 detection Automation equipment manufacturer Bosch Australia Manufacturing Solutions (BAMS) will work with digital diagnostics company, Ellume to automate the high volume production of its COVID-19 diagnostic tests. Brisbane based Ellume has developed a suite of COVID-19 tests that give results in less than 15 minutes, with the…

AML3D additive manufacturing evaluated for frigate build

Additive manufacturing company AML3D has begun a Manufacturing Evaluation Programme in the use of its proprietary automated 3D printing systems in the manufacture of parts for the Navy’s new Hunter-class frigates. The programme, with BAE Systems Australia subsidiary, ASC Shipbuilding, brings together two Adelaide companies in the construction of nine frigates at Osborne on Adelaide’s…

GEOFABRICS PARTNERS WITH VISY TO DRIVE CIRCULAR ECONOMY FOR PET

Two Australian manufacturing companies Visy and Geofabrics are partnering to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and waste to landfill by integrating recycled PET plastics into new end-products. PET plastic bottles recycled by packaging giant Visy will be re-used by Geofabrics to manufacture its bidim Green nonwoven geotextiles which get used in a range of major Australian…