Since our campaign to crowd source a new deal plan for manufacturing the media and social media are increasingly focusing on manufacturers. A recent 7 News report was sparked by our report that Woolworths had reshored the manufacture of its Little Ones nappies, starting with locally made crawler, walker and toddler sizes. Ontex Australia will…Details
Telemedicine device manufacturer Visionflex has added an ultrasound capability (pictured) to its ProEx Telehealth Hub remote healthcare system. The system connects patients and medical practitioners in remote areas via satellite, allowing remote monitoring of patients and diagnosis of health conditions. Using a range of devices such as digital cameras, pulse oximiters, ECG heart monitors, thermometers…Details
Seasol has been announced as the 2,000th member of the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre. The family-owned organic garden and lawn products manufacturer said that it hoped to tap into the knowledge and contacts among AMGC‘s network to improve its business. “We aim to enhance Seasol’s efficiency and productivity and respond more quickly to market demands…Details
More than $7 billion will be spent to transform how Australia’s defence force operates in space, with a focus on improving sovereign capability.
The defence force will receive about $7 billion over the next decade to transform the way it operates in space. This means space will account for about 3 per cent of total defence investment over the next 10 years.
Developers of slag-to-phosphorous process and 3D printed thongs among Australia’s most innovative engineers
Engineers Australia has released its fifth annual list of Australia’s Most Innovative Engineers.Details
Funding for a new research centre has been announced, with its work to focus on recycling for construction products and focussing on ten challenging waste streams.Details
A duplex in Matraville in Sydney’s eastern suburbs has been completed to lock up stage in 10 days using an innovative locally prefabricated construction system. The prefab system is the fastest panelised house construction system in Australia, according to its developer Panelup Systems, and can speed up home construction by more than 50 per cent.…Details
Analysis by Peter Roberts Australian science and industry has a surprisingly key role to play in the new more potent defensive stance announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison yesterday. Many of the systems envisaged such as hypersonic cruise missiles, directed energy weapons and our own satellites are still in the development phase. However the past…Details
Angela Doyle looks at some of the trends that are changing Australian manufacturing — and the skills it needs to prosper — in this part of our “technologies and tools…” series. Skills and training Manufacturing is vital to Australia’s prosperity, contributing more than $100 billion to the nation’s economy every year. It is larger and…Details
The manufacturing sector returned to growth after two months of pronounced contraction, according to the Australian Industry Group’s Performance of Manufacturing Index.Details