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By: IndustrySearch
23 May, 2019

This week: Repurposing technology to create new materials - How Industry 4.0 affects food Safety & quality - The way we define kilograms, metres and seconds has changed - and more.

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Swinburne researchers repurpose manufacturing technology to create new materials

Swinburne researchers have repurposed a well-known manufac­turing technology to create new materials for traffic sound absorption, superlenses and earthquake proofing. - swinburne.edu.au

 

World-first mango auto-harvester from CQUniversity

CQUniversity Australia has built the world’s first mango auto-harvester, with field trials at Yeppoon of the first prototype achieving a 75 per cent efficiency in automatically identifying and picking fruit in view. - cqu.edu.au

 

Swinburne and partners win award for excellence in manufacturing skills development

A three-way partnership between Swinburne, Siemens and the Ai Group has won the Excellence in Manufacturing Skills Development award for the groundbreaking Industry 4.0 Higher Apprentice project. - swinburne.edu.au

 

How Industry 4.0 Affects Food Safety and Quality Management

The food and beverage industry is moving towards a fully connected production system with more methods available to automate data collection than ever before. But with all the promises of Industry 4.0, what are the true capabilities of communicating real-time plant floor insights? - foodsafetytech.com

 

Manufacturing hub planned for former Ford site in Broadmeadows

Plans for a multi-million dollar industrial hub on the site of the Ford factory at Broadmeadows could bring thousands of jobs to the suburb. - starweekly.com.au

 

New construction site safety campaign uses mum’s worry to raise awareness

One of Australia’s largest construction companies has adopted a new strategy to help keep their workers safe: mums. - 9news.com.au

 

Manufacturing matters now more than ever

Australia is on the verge of a manufacturing revolution. The car industry may have declined, but Australian businesses are still busy designing and building, says BAE Systems Australia chief executive Gabby Costigan. - defenceconnect.com.au

 

The way we define kilograms, metres and seconds changed this week

We measure stuff all the time – how long, how heavy, how hot, and so on – because we need to for things such as trade, health and knowledge. But making sure our measurements compare apples with apples has been a challenge: how to know if my kilogram weight or metre length is the same as yours. - theconversation.com

 

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