The Australian Manufacturing Forum and @AuManufacturing’s campaign to crowd source a new deal plan for manufacturing is now in its second-last day. Here Andrew Stevens discusses three characteristics shared by successful manufacturers, and why they are vital in a post COVID-19 reset.
A mega-project to generate electricity from renewables in the Pilbara region for export has received approval from Western Australia’s Environmental Protection Authority, subject to conditions. EPA chair Dr Tom Hatton announced that the proposed Asian Renewable Energy Hub comprising onshore wind turbines and solar panels situated about 220 kilometres east of Port Hedland, with a…
A South Australian company has launched a portable isolation hospital for widespread medical emergency hotspots to treat patients with respiratory illnesses in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Design is unfortunately misunderstood and undervalued by a lot of Australian manufacturers. Dr Brandon Gien discusses its importance and why the industry needs to adopt best-practice design.
Two mega-blocks weighing 1,000 tonnes in total have been joined, forming the complete hull of the first Arafura offshore patrol vessel, in the “largest industrial manoeuvre” at South Australia’s Osborne Naval Shipyard.
Biotechnology giant CSL has begun development of a blood-derived treatment for Covid-19, known as COVID-19 Immunoglobulin. The Melbourne company believes the product could be used to treat people seriously ill with the complications caused by the virus, particularly those whose illness is progressing towards the need for ventilation. The treatment will be derived from blood…
Beyond travel, a trans-Tasman bubble is an opportunity for Australia and NZ to reduce dependence on China
The COVID-19 crisis has thrown Australian and New Zealand businesses’ dependence on China into stark relief. With countries reportedly competing with and undercutting each other to secure desperately needed medical supplies from China, many are now waking up to their economic exposure to a single manufacturing giant.
India can explore synergies with Australia in advanced manufacturing as part of ‘Make in India 2.0’ (which includes segments such as robotics, genomics, chemical feedstock and electrical storage).
Circuitwise has joined a consortium of innovative local businesses to manufacture emergency ventilators being developed as part of Australia’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The contract is to manufacture printed circuit board (PCB) assemblies at its Bella Vista, Sydney factory (pictured) to control 2,000 ventilators being developed by a consortium of companies led by Grey…
The Australian Manufacturing Forum and @AuManufacturing’s campaign to crowd source a new deal plan for manufacturing post Covid-19 has taken in a broad range of perspectives. Here Scott Blakemore looks at SME leadership, reminding us that manufacturers can do a better job of being better prepared for the future.