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PACIA encourages businesses to develop strong relationships in supply chains

July 17, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

As Australian manufacturing industries continue to struggle with the uncertainties of their future in the country, industry associations are backing up businesses by providing useful tools that would help them take advantage of opportunities that would enable them to be more productive and efficient. One such tool is the one developed by the Plastics and

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Trade-exposed industries are the biggest winners in emissions trading scheme says business group

July 17, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

The manufacturing industry and other trade-exposed industries are the early winners of the switch to an emissions trading scheme (ETS) according to several business groups. However analysts’ opinions are still divided as to whether the ETS will really

NASA Successfully 3D Prints Rocket Engine Injector

July 16, 2013 • News, TechnologyComments (0)

NASA and Aerojet Rocketdyne of West Palm Beach, Fla., have recently finished testing a rocket engine injector made entirely through additive manufacturing – 3-D printing. The space technology, NASA believes, could lead to more efficient manufacturing

Sheet metal manufacturer acquires million dollar machine as part of its expansion project

July 16, 2013 • News, UncategorizedComments (0)

The world’s fastest sheet metal processing machine was unveiled at the expansion of a Tasmanian manufacturing business last week, defying the slowdown of the manufacturing industry through innovation. According to a report on ABC, Direct Edge has officially

Government needs to assure future of rail manufacturing in NSW says AMWU

July 16, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

More than 600 rail manufacturing jobs are at risk of being redundant in Hunter Valley if the industry is not reassured of its future, according to the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU). ABC News has reported that AMWU assistant state secretary

Change to carbon pricing must maintain support for jobs and industry, says ACTU

July 16, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) has expressed their views on Australia’s carbon pricing system, saying there is a need to continue support for jobs and industry during the necessary transition to a low-carbon future. In a media release ACTU

eBay enters 3D-printing market with new app

July 15, 2013 • News, Technology, UncategorizedComments (0)

Online shopping site, eBay has announced a new iOS app, available on the App Store, which allows the user to buy customisable 3D-printed merchandise. Titled eBay Exact, customers can choose from around 20 items from 3D Printers around the world, including