Rio Tinto’s vision of ‘mining as manufacturing’ comes a step closer

Rio has for many years been pursuing a vision of mining as just such a thing - a factory if you like, just a very de-centralised one.

Rio Tinto’s vision of ‘mining as manufacturing’ comes a step closer

What is manufacturing? It could be said to be a series of discrete often automated operations, co-ordinated and linked by sensors and data, to create an efficient and seamless production and logistics process from raw material to product. Rio has for many years been pursuing a vision of mining as just such a thing – […]

Austal continues its success selling ships to the US Navy

Austal's continuous production techniques, modular construction and efficiency set it in good stead to win the $3 billion Offshore Patrol Vessel contract for the Royal Australian Navy.

Austal continues its success selling ships to the US Navy

Perth ship builder Austal has continued its often underappreciated success building ships for the US Navy – it operates what is now America’s fifth biggest shipyard. It has received its 15th order – the second this year – for a $750 million littoral combat ship (LCS) to be built at its Alabama shipyard. Significant parts […]

 Luxury watchmaker secures ceramic manufacturing deal

“Controlling manufacturing is really important and it can be both difficult and costly but with Australian Advanced Manufacturing I think there’s a real opportunity to make key components here in Australia,” he said.

 Luxury watchmaker secures ceramic manufacturing deal

Lightweight ceramic components for luxury watches will be manufactured in South Australia under a new agreement. -Stephanie Richards, The Lead South Australia Bausele CEO and founder Christophe Hoppe. Australian watchmaker Bausele has strengthened its ties with Flinders University to form a Bauselite ceramics supply and manufacturing company in South Australia’s capital Adelaide. Australian Advanced Manufacturing was launched last week and will […]

Precision’s journey from car part maker gathers steam

Precision seems to have found more than a niche in centralised solar voltaic power - where heliostats reflect and concentrate sunlight onto a receiver on tower, generating steam. There are numerous manufactured products involved.

Precision’s journey from car part maker gathers steam

-Peter Roberts I was lucky enough to visit Precision Components in Adelaide several years ago just as they were wrestling with the looming closure of auto assembly. Precision had a collection of metal stamping presses, often pretty old units bought from Holden and given basic automation functions, producing metal parts and complex sub-assemblies. Like all […]

ANCA taking nominations for apprenticeship program

ANCA has a proud history of investing in its people to develop a highly skilled and engaged workforce.

ANCA taking nominations for apprenticeship program

Australian machine tool manufacturer ANCA is putting the word out about its apprenticeship program. If you know of any bright young folks with a passion for mechanical/electrical engineering, pass this on to them. ANCA is a long established manufacturer of CNC Precision Grinding Machines that is recognized globally for its world class products and technologies. […]

Tasmanian composites company gets entry to defence manufacturing

Like many in the north-west of Tassie, they were a supplier to Caterpillar Underground Mining, before Cat moved this manufacturing to Thailand, and were working out what they'd do to fill the gap.

Tasmanian composites company gets entry to defence manufacturing

–Brent Balinski Good to see Penguin Composites get a contract to supply fibreglass parts for the Hawkei, following Quickstep’s decision to cancel (Quickstep refocussed this year, and glass fibre bonnets etc. were non-core business). I visited Penguin’s factory a couple years ago and owner John van der Woude told me they’d tried their hand manufacturing […]

AIB introduces Australian first MBA online tools

The MBA Time-­‐to-­‐Study Calculator helps future students determine how they would fit MBA study into their busy schedules.

AIB introduces Australian first MBA online tools

 Australia’s  largest  MBA  provider,  Australian  Institute  of  Business  (AIB),  has  introduced  what  is  a  first   in  Australia  -­‐  a  new  online  calculator  which  aims  to  help  prospective  students  make  the  life-­‐changing   decision  to  study  an  MBA.   The  MBA  Time-­‐to-­‐Study  Calculator  helps  future  students  determine  how  they  would  fit  MBA  study   into […]

HT28 RTJ PRO Telescopic Boom with in-built safety and sustainability innovations

Another innovative new feature fitted to the HT28s is Haulotte’s world first STOP Emissions System for booms that automatically switches off the engine after 90 seconds of idle, reducing running time by up to 20%, and reducing fuel consumption by up to 8%.

HT28 RTJ PRO Telescopic Boom with in-built safety and sustainability innovations

  United Forklift and Access Solutions is introducing to Australasia its new Haulotte HT28 RTJ PRO Telescopic Boom, featuring the latest advanced safety and sustainability innovations for optimal performance in a range of access and maintenance applications. The new Haulotte HT28 RTJ PRO boom lift has a maximum outreach of nearly 24m, below ground reach […]

Immersive booths to bring business expos to life

The software package allows companies to upload photos or videos and easily produce them into an eye-catching display that moves across all three walls. Companies can also upload professionally-produced work.

Immersive booths to bring business expos to life

Technology that brings standard exhibition booths alive with video projections has launched this month. The immersive booth technology is the brainchild of Andy Roberts, the founder of Rogue Lumens, a technology company in Adelaide, South Australia. In a previous role, Roberts had travelled the world attending conferences and was constantly uninspired by the static displays […]

Australian Tritium gears up to increase production

Australian Tritium gears up to increase production

  Tritium’s new manufacturing facility will increase capacity seven fold Production capacity for 6,000 chargers per year High-tech manufacturing jobs to triple Brisbane, Australia 4 October 2017: Tritium, the Australian technology company that is an international leader in the development and manufacture of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure, has officially opened its Global HQ and […]