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Services sector expands for first time in a year: Australian PSI
The services sector expanded for the first time in 12 months in February, with the Australian Industry Group Australian Performance of Services Index (Australian PSI) improving by ...
6 Methodologies Innovative Businesses Use to Stay Ahead of the Curve
Originally derived from the manufacturing industry these methodologies have been used across a variety of sectors to reduce waste, promote innovation and increase efficiency.
Advanced manufacturing – the future for Australian manufacturers?
Graeme King, Channels and Business Development Manager, Cincom Australia visited Ausbiotech's inaugural Advanced Manufacturing Summit. He reflects on key ideas presented at the summit ...
Weak domestic demand hits manufacturing: Australian PMI
The Australian Industry Group Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index (Australian PMI) fell by 3.6 points to 45.4 in February, indicating a third consecutive month of contraction ...
The world's first 3D printed jet engine
Monash University researchers along with collaborators from CSIRO and Deakin University have printed a jet engine.
Risky business: the safest and riskiest industries in 2015-16
As the Australian economy enters a period of uncertainty characterised by falling capital expenditure on mining, a shrinking manufacturing sector and soft consumer spending, IBISWorld ...
 Load cell replacment on vehicle tilt table
Applied Measurement Australia was recently approached to help renovate and update a Tilt Table for the AARC (Australian Austomotive Research Centre). The Tilt Table at AARC was ...
Bulk bag unloading system delivers hygienic and accurate additives
A major stock feed producer in Melbourne recently requested assistance in upgrading their existing macro addition system. The existing system involved manual handling of various 20 ...
Knowledge lost as older workers leave workforce
According to a report on older workers, less than a quarter of the respondents to a survey of human resource professionals say that their organisation takes routine steps to capture ...
How to create a positive work environment
First a disclaimer: this headline is not suggesting your workplace isn't a positive place already.
PCM technology drives digital telemetry systems forward
For the wireless transmission of several information channels such as ones that may be produced by strain gages on a rotating shaft, several different RF transmission frequencies ...
Food manufacturing specialist to upgrade Vic processing facility
Australasian food manufacturing specialist, Wiley, has secured a new deal to upgrade GrainCorp Foods' existing operations in West Footscray, Victoria, to deliver a world-class ...
Filter Cleaning System Troubleshooting guide
Your quick reference to troubleshooting common symptoms associated with pressure loss, pulse valve operation abnormalities, diaphragm spring failures and filter issues.
Signs it's time to ditch the old punch card system
When is it time to ditch the old bundy clock and get a proper time and attendance system?
Productivity lift needed to 'protect living standards'
Lifting productivity must become a priority in 2015 or gains in our standard of living could be significantly eroded as the terms of trade continue to decline and our population ...
'Not time to panic' over volatile unemployment numbers
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) January Labour Force numbers have seen a decline in full time jobs and an increase in part time jobs that was to be expected, according to ...
What can and should be automated for a manufacturer?
Automation describes computers and other automated machinery for the execution of business-related tasks; anything from simple sensing devices to computers and robots.
AUSTECH 2015 – World's leading machine tool builders under one roof
Those who walk through the doors of Melbourne's Convention and Exhibition Centre from 26 to 29 May 2015 will have a world of manufacturing opportunities open before their eyes.
Scientists invent 'super steel'
Researchers have invented a new steel alloy which has the same strength-to-weight ratio as titanium and is 10 times cheaper.
Less red tape for local firms with Intellectual Property law reform
An Act which simplifies aspects of Australia's Intellectual Property system will mean Australian businesses have less red tape to deal with when protecting their hard-won intellectual ...
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