//Manufacturing News
Thursday, February 1, 2018 Thursday, February 1, 2018

Australia 2030: Prosperity Through Innovation Report

2018-02-02T12:25:55+11:00 February 1st, 2018|

The Minister for Jobs and Innovation, Sen the Hon Michaela Cash has released yesterday a report entitled “Australia 2030: Prosperity Through Innovation”, that details a strategic plan for the Australian innovation, science and research system out to 2030. The report covers the need for and opportunities from innovation; five elements of a sustainable national innovation system; and a roadmap for implementation.

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

2018 Good Design Awards

2018-02-02T12:34:55+11:00 February 1st, 2018|

Design and design principles are integral to success in advanced manufacturing. The 60th annual Good Design Australia awards are open for entries until 9 March 2018. The ten design disciplines include awards for product design, awards recognising the role of design in driving business strategy, design for social impact and digital. There is also a new category for engineering.

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

Expectations of Manufacturing CEOs in 2018

2018-02-02T12:25:45+11:00 February 1st, 2018|

Manufacturing CEOs say that, on balance, 2017 was the best year in the last five years. Two thirds of them expect 2018 to deliver a better top line result than last year and a little over half expect better profits. The results are in the Ai Group National 2018 CEO Survey of Business Prospects.

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

State Advanced Manufacturing Policies and Programs

2018-02-02T12:33:18+11:00 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+11:00 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.

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

AAMC commends gas security initiative

2018-01-09T11:59:02+11:00 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+11:00 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+11:00 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

55th Export Awards applications open

2018-01-09T11:59:03+11:00 June 22nd, 2017|

The Australian Export Awards (AEA), a national program that recognises Australian businesses for their export achievements and contribution to the nation’s economic prosperity, is taking applications for its 2017 honours. [...]

Thursday, May 18, 2017 Thursday, May 18, 2017

It’s not about labour costs

2018-01-09T11:59:03+11:00 May 18th, 2017|

Modern manufacturing has nothing to do with labour costs and everything to do with innovation across business models, balance sheets, and products, attendees at a National Manufacturing Week panel discussion [...]