Pioneering Australian agricultural robot company begins production

With a population of 209 at the last census and a nine-hour drive to the state’s capital city, Gindie might seem an unlikely destination for talented young software or mechatronics engineers chasing a career with a promising robotics manufacturer. But Queensland’s Central Highlands has a high-tech centre. And it’s hiring.

Cultural issues slow digital change in Australian companies

By Helen Hull. It’s not technology or even budget that’s holding Australian organisations back when it comes to digital transformation, it’s culture. New research* of mid- to large-sized Australian businesses highlights the barriers faced along this journey, reinforcing internal organisational issues including a lack of leadership and culture, and aversion to risk taking, In a…

@AuManufacturing partners with Industrial Internet 4.0 Summit 2019.

@AuManufacturing and the Australian Manufacturing Forum have teamed up with the third annual Industrial Internet 4.0 Summit which will take place in Sydney on February 26 and 27. Peter Roberts, editor of @AuManufacturing will speak at the event and host the afternoon session on the second day of the two day event. Roberts will speak…

Two Fleet Space IoT micro-satellites to be launched from NZ.

US rocketry company Rocket Lab is to launch two Adelaide-made micro-satellites from its NZ launch complex ‘in the coming weeks’. Adelaide’s Fleet Space Technologies’ Proxima 1 and 2 micro-satellites will be sent into space where they will test its software-defined data transmission radios. Fleet Space plans a network of more than 100 nanosatellites which will…

Does Australia need a peak body to represent and to grow its additive manufacturing industry?

An interesting yarn that appeared in Engineers Australia’s magazine a while ago is now online. Additive manufacturing is the future, and it’s time we take it seriously In it, Alex Kingsbury and Professor Ian GIbson of Deakin make the case for an Australia Makes, similar to America makes, to help build on the country’s early…