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Using thermal imaging as an effective airport security tool
Thermal imaging can be an effective mass-screening device for detecting individuals with an elevated body temperature in large groups.
Are you compromising your UV disinfection performance?
With the UV industry maturing considerably over the last decade, and the use of UV disinfection for water treatment becoming quite widespread, it is timely to look at some common ...
Australian manufacturers 'equipped' with stronger research ties
Australian businesses now have access to the expertise and experience to build stronger connections between industry and science under the Research Connections stream of the Government's ...
Temperature monitoring reduces costly rapairs for beater wheel mills
Victorian power station installs temperature monitoring equipment to keep down time and repairs to a minimum.
Govt invests $50m to expand higher-value manufacturing
The Australian government has now opened applications for the "Manufacturing Transition Programme", a $50 million initiative aimed at continuing the Australian manufacturing industry's ...
Cartridge dust collection: know the difference
Dust collection using pleated media filter elements as cartridges has become a ubiquitous solution for industrial ventilation requirements in recent decades.
Can robotics slow snail damage to crops?
One hundred years after they arrived in a sack of grain, white Italian snails are the target of beleaguered South Australian farmers who have joined forces with University of Sydney ...
Australian PMI: manufacturing slips back in August
The Australian Industry Group Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index (Australian PMI) slipped back into negative territory in August, following a short-lived stabilisation in ...
Govt provides support during automotive industry transition
The Australian government has taken steps to support domestic manufacturing through fleet procurement until the end of local car production.
Palmer apologises for offensive Q&A remarks
In an effort to repair the potential damage done by his verbal slander against the Chinese government on ABC's Q&A last week, Clive Palmer has offered a "sincere" and unadulterated ...
Aerospace firm gains edge with improved measurement technology
Having a system that assists you with fast measurement time, ease of use and high measurement accuracy is an essential when measuring hundreds of points a day is a regular exercise. ...
Additive manufacturing: beyond prototyping
The buzz around additive manufacturing – joining materials layer-by-layer from a three-dimensional model – is growing, particularly if the stock prices of 3D printing companies is ...
Tracking timber through the supply chain: Pt 2
Jam, shampoo, yoghurt, pet food. Just a few of the products tracked through the supply chain.
Aust 'lags significantly' on innovation
Australia risks being left behind as the only country in the OECD that does not have a national science and technology, or innovation policy, an expert told a packed forum recently. ...
30% of Australia's apples to be produced at new facility in Tynong
Victorian Deputy Premier Peter Ryan recently opened Australia's largest apple sorting facility, the new $17 million Nine Mile Fresh facility at Tynong.
Firewalls: how you can mitigate Windows XP end-of-service risk
Industrial organisations will face major challenges as a result of Microsoft's discontinued support of the Windows XP operating system (OS) – the most popular OS for industrial ...
Manufacturing expands slightly in July: Australian PMI
The latest Australian Industry Group Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index (Australian PMI®) edged into positive territory in July, following eight months of contraction, ...
Industry Skills Fund open for consultation
The federal government is seeking feedback on the design and implementation of the new Industry Skills Fund, the $476 million programme which will underpin Australia's sustainable ...
FWO welcomes positive feedback, addresses challenges
The Fair Work Ombudsman has welcomed the findings of a University of Melbourne research project which examined the agency's compliance work.
3D printing key to world's first commercial braille mobile phone
The constant innovation push in the world of 3D printing has led to the launch of the world's first braille mobile phone in Australia for people who are blind.
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