Thursday, February 1, 2018 Thursday, February 1, 2018

State Advanced Manufacturing Policies and Programs

2018-02-02T12:33:18+10:00 February 1st, 2018|

State governments have shown recent interest in policy frameworks to support advanced manufacturing. They are aimed at encouraging existing industry players to adopt a range of attributes to enhance innovation capacity, international competitiveness and use of advanced technologies. AAMC has summarised the field of policies.

Thursday, February 1, 2018 Thursday, February 1, 2018

Defence Export Strategy

2018-02-02T08:49:53+10:00 February 1st, 2018|

The Commonwealth Government has announced up to $3.8bn in loan finance and $20 mil annual direct funding to underpin a Defence Export Strategy. The Strategy backs up the aspiration of building a substantial defence export industry off the $200bn defence expenditure program.

Friday, October 20, 2017 Friday, October 20, 2017

What’s the new National Energy Guarantee all about?

2018-01-09T11:59:02+10:00 October 20th, 2017|

Energy is the biggest short term challenge for many Australian manufacturers. The Federal Government this week announced its policy framework to address energy costs, reliability and emissions. A summary of [...]

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Advancing Victorian Manufacturing – A Blueprint for the Future

2018-01-09T11:59:02+10:00 October 3rd, 2017|

Victoria recently released its advanced manufacturing statement: Advancing Victorian Manufacturing – A Blueprint for the Future.  A copy of the statement can be found here: www.economicdevelopment.vic.gov.au/advancing-manufacturing. A number of new [...]

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 Wednesday, September 27, 2017


2018-01-09T11:59:02+10:00 September 27th, 2017|

Australia has again ranked outside the world’s 20 most competitive countries according to the 2017-18 World Economic Forum (WEF) Global competitiveness report released today.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Tuesday, September 26, 2017

National Space Agency announcement

2018-01-09T11:59:02+10:00 September 26th, 2017|

Australian Advanced Manufacturing Council comment "Today's announcement by the Acting Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Michaelia Cash, that Australia is to establish a national Space Agency, is an exciting [...]

Thursday, June 22, 2017 Thursday, June 22, 2017

AAMC commends gas security initiative

2018-01-09T11:59:02+10:00 June 22nd, 2017|

The Australian Advanced Manufacturing Council commends the initiative by the government to restrict gas exports and thereby counter domestic shortages. The government said on Tuesday it was taking action to [...]

Thursday, June 22, 2017 Thursday, June 22, 2017

ANCA boosts Korean tool maker

2018-01-09T11:59:03+10:00 June 22nd, 2017|

U.P. Tool, a specialist South Korean tool manufacturer, has invested in a dozen CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machines manufactured by Australia’s ANCA, boosting production and reducing labour costs as it creates medical [...]

Thursday, June 22, 2017 Thursday, June 22, 2017

A revolution in global use of carbon fibre

2018-01-09T11:59:03+10:00 June 22nd, 2017|

Deakin University has paved the way to dramatically cut the cost of carbon fibre manufacturing, joining forces with LeMond Composites in a $US44 million deal to revolutionise its use across [...]

Thursday, June 22, 2017 Thursday, June 22, 2017

CSIRO’s roadmap to drive $90bn METS sector

2018-01-09T11:59:03+10:00 June 22nd, 2017|

CSIRO has released a technology roadmap to underpin growth in Australia's $90 billion mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sector, urging companies to take action to unlock five key opportunities. [...]