The Australian manufacturing sector continued to grow during May’s federal election month, recording its 33rd straight month of stable or growth results according to the Australian Industry Group’s Performance of Manufacturing Index.
This time around our Meet a Member guest is Shay Chalmers, who tells us about her passion for manufacturing and the shifts in her career, which includes managing an Ohio steel mill during the GFC, returning to Australia to work in medical device manufacturing, and founding her consultancy.
Ask different people and you’ll likely get different answers about how well Australia does industrial design.
Analysis by Peter Roberts There are Australian biotechnology companies, and there are Australian manufacturers. And then there is CSL Limited (ASX: CSL). What began in 1991 as a division of the Australian department of health, has grown today into a global colossus, and an Australian biotechnology manufacturing success story. Listed in 1994 at $2.30 a…
Sydney-based IoT microchip developer, Morse Micro has raised $23.8 million in Series A funding to start mass production of its ultra-low power Wi-Fi chip. While the chips will be made overseas, the R&D, which grew from Australia’s wi-fi leadership history, will be based in the Sydney CBD. CSIRO’s innovation fund, Main Sequence Ventures (MSV), lead…
“We’ve only scratched the surface of the opportunity.” An interview with the new AFCG CEO about Geelong’s fibre future
It is hard to think of carbon fibre in Australia and not think of Geelong. It’s a material with countless uses – in cars, sporting goods, exoskeletons and beyond – and Victoria’s second city is home to the scientific, engineering and commercial expertise needed to develop it into the products of tomorrow.
Karen Andrews will continue as Australia’s Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, sworn in today with other cabinet members in Scott Morrison’s refreshed Coalition government. As one of the shepherds of the Australian innovation system, Andrews finds herself between a rock and a hard place.
Australia has moved up one place to 18th in the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook rankings, though the results indicate major improvement is needed in areas including digital skills and energy, says the study’s Australian partner.
By Laichang Zhang, Professor Mechanical Engineering, Edith Cowan University Titanium gets its name from the Titans of ancient Greek mythology but this thoroughly modern material is well suited to a huge range of high-tech applications. With the chemical symbol Ti and an atomic number of 22, titanium is a silver-coloured metal valued for its low density, high strength, and…
Australia can claim numerous motion picture technology achievements. From the current work of special effects and animation houses Animal Logic and Rising Sun, to the Cineon workstation (which won a Scientific and Technical Oscar) developed at Kodak Melbourne, all the way back to legendary inventor Henry Sutton’s proto-TV.