Industry 4.0 foresight: Overcoming barriers for Australia’s future industry champions

In August David Chuter, CEO and managing director of the Innovative Manufacturing CRC, had the privilege of participating in the inaugural conference of the Industry 4.0 Advanced Manufacturing Forum. One of the highlights was the Forum’s panel discussion about ‘Industry 4.0 Foresight’ in which he highlighted the imperative for Australian manufacturers to join the Industry 4.0 movement.

ACE-EV sets up composite electric vehicles R&D site

Queensland electric vehicle company ACE-EV Group will today unveil plans for a specialist design studio for composite electric vehicles, bringing together research resources in Australia, Taiwan and Germany. Flinders University and ACE EV with partners in Stuttgart and Ningbo, will sign a partnership agreement at 2.00pm at the Tonsley innovation precinct, south of Adelaide. The…

De.mem buys German water treatment business

Australian-listed water and wastewater treatment business De.mem (ASX: MEM) has bought German wastewater company Geutec Umwelt-und Ambwassertechnik GmbH based in Essen. The Singapore-Australian company announced it had bought a 75 per cent stake of Geutec , which operates in the European industrial market, complementing De.mem’s largely Australian and Asian mining and resources clientele. The purchase…

Orica and BHP create the world’s biggest blast – video

Explosives business Orica (ASX: ORI) has teamed up with miner BHP to create the world’s biggest wireless mine blast at a site in Central Queensland. The competion of a third blast in a series testing industry-leading ORICA WebGen technology has given BHP Mitsui Coal’s Poitrel Mine the title of world’s largest blast using wireless technology.…

The future of nanotechnology in medicine – infographic

Around the world, researchers are increasingly thinking smaller to solve some of the biggest problems in medicine. Though most biological processes happen at the nano level, it wasn’t until recently that new technological advancements helped in opening up the possibility of nanomedicine to healthcare researchers and professionals. Today’s infographic, which comes to us from Best…