Best of the week — the five most popular stories among @AuManufacturing’s readers, October 9 – 13, 2023

What were the five biggest stories of the week? Here’s what visitors to this site were reading. 5) What a fast growth manufacturer does to digitise – webinar Like all manufacturers Ty Hermans is rapidly digitising his businesses, but his task is especially challenging given the very rapid rate of growth of his Venlo Holdings…

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Christopher Janssen’s digitisation journey – webinar this week

Christopher Janssen, Managing Director at GPC Electronics, leverages manufacturing technologies to enable him to produce electronic systems in batches of 2, or batches of 100,000 from his three factories in Sydney, New Zealand or China. Employing 500 people globally, GPC is Australia’s largest electronics manufacturer, boasting a customer list of household names and a single…

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Manufacturing news briefs — stories you might have missed

Pact releases sustainability report Pact Group today released its 2023 Sustainability Report which reveals the company recycled more than 54,000 tonnes of plastic waste last financial year, the equivalent weight of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The plastic waste was recycled at seven facilities operated by Pact and its joint venture partners in Australia and New Zealand, converted…

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How drone submarines are turning the seabed into a future battlefield

By Adam Bartley, RMIT University and Matthew Warren, RMIT University A 12-tonne fishing boat weighs anchor three kilometres off the port of Adelaide. A small crew huddles over a miniature submarine, activates the controls, primes the explosives, and releases it into the water. The underwater drone uses sensors and sonar to navigate towards its pre-programmed…

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