How to start your Industry 4.0 journey – by John Broadbent

By John Broadbent, leader of Industry 4.0 Workshops – getting the rubber to hit the road Improving manufacturing performance is key to ensuring all resources are being utilised in the most efficient and sustainable way. Fundamentally, it’s about doing more with less, whether it’s utilities, raw materials, waste or people. The large majority of manufacturing…

Memphasys to launch new device to boost IVF success

Medical technology company Memphasys plans its first commercial sales of its unique Felix medical device to boost success in IVF procedures in the second half of 2020. The Sydney company told investors in a market update that its automated, non-DNA damaging lab instrument for sperm separation was undergoing assessment by a series of key opinion…

Respiri takes delivery of first Wheezo devices

Medical technology company Respiri has taken delivery of its first batch of Wheezo devices to monitor wheezing and breathing in asthma sufferers. The devices, manufactured by miniaturised electronics manufacturer SRX Global, are the first of 500 Wheezos being delivered to prepare for full commercialisation of the product in the fourth quarter of 2020. SRX Global…

Economic growth near an end as Treasury talks of prolonged coronavirus downturn

By Peter Martin, Visiting Fellow, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University Australia’s three-decade run of near continuous economic growth is set to end, with treasury warning of a hit to growth of “at least” 0.5% in the first quarter of this year, potentially followed by a “prolonged downturn”. If it came to pass,…

ANCA to develop new hybrid additive-subtractive machine tool

Australia’s leading machine tool manufacturer ANCA is to develop a novel hybrid additive-subtractive manufacturing platform to manufacture Tungsten custom designed cutting tools. The new line of machines (pictured), being developed with CSIRO, Sutton Tools and the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC), has the potential to disrupt the global Tungsten cutting tool market. Successful completion of…