Injection moulders chosen for new BMW i3

Injection moulders chosen for new BMW i3

In the picture:The production team and the machine platen.   Krauss Maffei of Munich Germany have supplied BMW’s production plant at Leipzig, Germany with two double swivel plate Injection Moulding machines, complete with industrial robots that produce multi material plastics components for the New BMW i3 which went into production in September 2013. The MX […]

K-Seal for radiator leaks

K-Seal for radiator leaks

 An over-heating engine caused by a leaking radiator on a deserted stretch of road is a motorist’s worst nightmare, but now there’s an instant fix. It’s called K-Seal and it’s a relatively inexpensive solution to coolant leaks under the bonnet and, what’s more, it can provide a permanent repair to some problems. K-Seal will permanently […]

IC3D launches steel fabrication solution for SolidWorks

IC3D launches steel fabrication solution for SolidWorks

IC3D, a leading provider of hardware and software solutions for the Manufacturing, Architectural and Engineering industries, has launched IC3D Steel – the first SolidWorks-based application designed for modelling and detailing steel constructions. Distributed nationally in Australia and New Zealand by Intercad – the largest SolidWorks distributor in the region – IC3D Steel builds on a […]

Automating structural steel fabrication

Automating structural steel fabrication

ART releases the Metaltek XB1200 10-axis structural steel fabrication cutting system – slashing production times, material handling and manual labour. As budgets are getting tighter, customers of structural steel fabrication shops are getting more cost-conscious and it is unlikely they will pay more for work. As a result, shops are looking for ways to reduce […]

Sydney leads the way to manufacturing’s high tech future

Sydney leads the way to manufacturing’s high tech future

News that Sydney has overtaken Melbourne as Australia’s largest manufacturing centre speaks to the success of its many niche manufacturers, says Anthony Reed, Exhibition Director of National Manufacturing Week 2014 (NMW), in Sydney from 13-16 May. It is also good news for visitors to NMW, which is constantly evolving to reflect the latest trends. Designed […]

IVECO Dealer of the Year – 2014

IVECO Dealer of the Year – 2014

Tom Griffiths, General Manager of Melbourne Truck Centre (left) receiving the 2014 Dealer of the Year award from Stavros Yallouridis, IVECO Brand Leader at IVECO Trucks Australia. More than 70 staff representing 28 Dealers from across Australia gathered in Melbourne recently for the 2014 IVECO Dealer Conference. Hosted by Stavros Yallouridis, IVECO Brand Leader at […]

Urban renewal to revitalise Newcastle city centre

The public is being invited to comment on amended planning controls that will help shape the Newcastle city centre and which highlight how transport infrastructure can support urban renewal. NSW Planning & Infrastructure yesterday released details of the proposed amendments to the Newcastle Local Environmental Plan (LEP) and Development Control Plan (DCP). The new planning […]

India deal launches Australian firm’s global biofuels division

India deal launches Australian firm’s global biofuels division

Australian biofuel developer, Algae.Tec will join forces with India’s largest private sector enterprise, Reliance Industries, to take its innovative technology to the market. Western Australia-based Algae.Tec has partnered with Reliance Industrial Investments and Holdings Limited (RIIHL), a subsidiary of the Reliance Group, to build a pilot biofuels plant using its algae fuel technology. RIIHL will […]

New round of funding for Australian member–based business organisations targeting Asia

New round of funding for Australian member–based business organisations targeting Asia

Austrade is seeking Expressions of Interest from Australian member–based business organisations for the 2014 Asian Business Engagement (ABE) Plan grant round. The ABE Plan was established by the Australian Government to assist member-based business organisations harness the opportunities emerging in Asia. It is focused on facilitating new initiatives to improve Australian business links into the region through […]

Unions pushed Toyota too far

Unions pushed Toyota too far

In 2008 there were six companies manufacturing cars in Australia but by 2017 there will be none. The motor industry in Australia has been struggling for years and now with the demise of Toyota, there is urgent need for the future of manufacturing there to realign itself – especially to the plight of the component […]