The manufacturing sector contracted in June according to the Australian Industry Group Performance of Manufacturing Index – ending a 33-month streak of stable or growth results – and it is experiencing the weakest conditions in nearly three years.
Advanced Circular Polymers’ new plastics recycling facility at Somerton, which is Australia’s largest, officially opened this morning.
A three-year project between Deakin University, Xefco and Proficiency Consulting to scale an advanced coating technology has been announced, and is being supported by a $505,231 Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre grant.
Leaders of building products group CSR (ASX: CSR) have marked the completion of a new $75 million factory at the company’s annual general meeting. The company recently completed its new Somersby plant in New South Wales to manufacture Hebel autoclaved aerated concrete blocks and panels. Chairman John Gillam told the AGM the new plant was…
Number of Australian automotive manufacturers up since 2015, “positive signs are emerging,” says new report
An investigation into automotive manufacturing in Australia by ACA Research has found the number of companies increased from 260 to 300, employing 9,800, and with a combined value of $4 billion.
The NSW and Victorian governments should be following the Queensland government’s lead and opening up new gas supplies for industrial users, according to Manufacturing Australia.
Brent Balinski speaks to Michael Wilkinson, co-founder at Minifab, about how it has prospered by taking tricky fluid problems off the hands of others.
Comment by Peter Roberts As the Australian economy continues to slow, and we enter a period of interest rates at unprecedented, and unwelcome lows, the question has to be asked when will this hit manufacturing? The latest economic bad news came in the form of March retail sales with retail turnover falling in the quarter…
Sydney defence manufacturer Thomas Global Systems has completed delivery of key components of the Integrated Ship Control Management and Monitoring System for Australia’s Collins submarine fleet. The delivery, under stage 2 of an obsolescence remediation project, was of hardware for the updated Distributed Control Modules and Fixed Conning Consoles for the boats. Thomas Global’s CEO,…
Researchers at Deakin University’s Institute for Frontier Materials have worked with Ford to create a new wool-based insulation, which they say has environmental and other benefits over synthetic materials currently in use.