“Fast furniture” detrimental to local industry, environment, says Australian Furniture Association

Cheap, imported furniture is on the rise and creating “an untenable problem for the future.” according to the nation’s peak association for the furnishing sector’s supply chain. In a statement on Monday, the Australian Furniture Association said “thousands of tonnes” of Christmas sale furniture were headed for nature strips and ultimately landfill “in a tragic…

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Corvus to boost precision manufacture with MMI funds

Melbourne-based Corvus Technology Solutions will install high precision machinery at its’ defence manufacturing facility in Victoria, utilising recently announced funding in the first round of the federal government’s Modern Manufacturing Initiative (MMI). This will enable Corvus to produce a large number of precision parts and tooling with very high accuracy and consistency for the defence,…

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IT consulting specialist SOCO helps Australian manufacturers charge into the future with modern ERP solutions

ADVERTISING FEATURE SOCO will be hosting the event “Charging into the Future: Modern ERP for Manufacturers” on Wednesday, 8 March 2023 at the Microsoft Melbourne office. This intimate event is purposefully designed to help manufacturing executives and leaders explore the technology trends influencing the development of contemporary ERP software. Attendees will learn about how new…

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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) $10.2 MILLION IN ARC LINKAGE GRANTS ANNOUNCED FOR ADVANCED MANUFACTURING PROJECTS Advanced manufacturing had a high representation among the latest round of projects supported through the Australian Research Council Linkage program. Funds totalling $40 million for 81…

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Orbital broadens customer base, boosts revenue

Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) engine manufacturer Orbital Corporation has announced a revenue boost from efforts to broaden its customer base. Orbital reported today first half revenue of $14.1 million, up from $11.2 million in the previous corresponding period. The Perth company, once focused a single customer, Boeing’s In situ division, is now building engines or…

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