Buildings used iron from sunken ships centuries ago. The use of recycled materials should be business as usual by now

By Salman Shooshtarian, RMIT University and Tayyab Maqsood, RMIT University At Fremantle Prison in the 1850s, when metal was scarce, the prison gate and handrails were made from iron recovered from sunken ships. As I toured the prison recently, I reflected on how similar the situation was when COVID-19 disrupted building supply chains across Australia.…

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Official launch: Australia’s 50 Most Innovative Manufacturers

For the first time ever, we are conducting a search to find out which companies lead the nation in their efforts to innovate. We are delighted to announce the launch of our brand new campaign: Australia’s 50 Most Innovative Manufacturers. With the help of MYOB, SMC Corporation Australia, and Bosch Australia Manufacturing Solutions, @AuManufacturing will…

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@AuManufacturing webinar – are you one of Australia’s most innovative manufacturers?

This webinar sets the scene for @AuManufacturing’s quest to identify and celebrate Australia’s 50 most innovative manufacturers. You can enter your company here. By Peter Roberts. Every Australian manufacturer innovates in one way or another. It could be in researching and developing new products and services. Or it could be in utilising new materials, production…

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GMC marks 25 years, notes early signs of “Geelong manufacturing renaissance”

One thousand jobs added between censuses might not sound huge, concedes Jennifer Conley, CEO of the Geelong Manufacturing Council, but they’re better than a mere hunch that things are on the up. Last decade, Geelong saw a few high-profile industrial difficulties – the closures of Alcoa’s Point Henry smelter in 2014 and the Ford engine…

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Best of the week — the five most popular stories among @AuManufacturing’s readers

What were the five biggest stories of the week? Here’s what visitors to this site were reading. 5) HYDROGEN COUNCIL WELCOMES REVIEW OF NATIONAL HYDROGEN STRATEGY The Australian Hydrogen Council has welcomed a review of the National Hydrogen Strategy as well as state-level strategies. The new strategy will respond to the local and global changes since…

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