Working smarter with data – SMEs join gold plant data analysis project

@AuManufacturing’s new series, ‘Working smarter with data‘, continues today with the SME-led effort that is using data to automate gold processing. A consortium has come together to commercialise a complete solution package for collecting and analysing and acting on gold mine processing plant data in real-time. SME manufacturer of gold processing equipment Gekko Systems leads…

Working smarter with data – what is digital manufacturing?

In launching our new series, ‘Working smarter with data‘, Karen Queen asks the question – what exactly is digital manufacturing? Digital manufacturing is a term that is used in abundance nowadays. But what is digital manufacturing, and how are companies harnessing it to their advantage? In a nutshell, digital manufacturing is when a company leverages…

Working smarter with data – introduction to our new editorial series

Today @AuManufacturing launches working smarter with data – our new editorial series. In the first of our series we ask the question – what is digital manufacturing – and you can read that story here. But first, Peter Roberts sets the scene. 2020 was the year when the penny dropped for Australia’s manufacturing competitiveness. Despite…

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…

Manufacturing news briefs – stories you might have missed

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…

Amaero additive wins rocket parts, automotive orders

Additive manufacturing technology company Amaero International has booked new orders for 3D printed parts for the space industry and automotive sectors. The company announced a purchase order from Queenalsnd manufacturer Gilmour Space Technologies for the manufacture of two rocket motor components for the company’s Eris rockets which are capable of payloads up to 305 kilograms…