AlphaFit welcomes community support of Australian manufacturing during COVID-19

Times are tough for many industries, but COVID-19 has thrown the spotlight on Australia’s manufacturing sector. With the sudden restrictions in overseas’ markets and...

Australian manufacturers innovate to support essential services

Media Release As many businesses are being forced to close their doors during the COVID-19 pandemic, there are also a number of Australian manufacturers innovating...

Transform Manufacturing from Offshoring to Rightshoring in 3 Easy Steps

After two decades of offshore productions in low-cost countries, manufacturers are now struggling with the rapidly growing salaries and counter-effects of cheap production. The...

First of 340 new Adelaide Metro buses roll off assembly line in SA

Scania and its Australian partner Precision Buses have rolled out the first of 340 new Adelaide Metro buses under the ten-year contract awarded by...

VSPC partners with China’s SDL to commercialise its cathode technology

Advanced cathode materials developer VSPC – a wholly owned subsidiary of battery maker Lithium Australia – has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with...

Measuring Physical Dimensions and Bluetooth ® Integrated Technology

The previous feature in this series explained the basics of Bluetooth® Technology and how they could be applied for measurement taking and instrumentation. This part will focus on the measurement of lengths and physical dimensions to the precise micrometer level of precision. If you would like to...

The Smarter 3D Printing Series: Getting on board with 3D Printing

The fourth industrial revolution promises a paradigm shift to industry and society. The combination of cyber-physical systems (CPS), the internet of things (IoT), industrial internet of things (IIOT), cloud computing...

Bluetooth® in Measuring and Instrumentation

Modern industrial practices have evolved and changed considerably from their first incarnations due to available technologies and processes. The discipline of instrumentation is no exception. Instrumentation can be defined as the term referring to measuring instruments used for

The Smarter 3D Printing Series: Competitive Advantage of 3D Printing

Cyclical change occurs in industry when novel and innovative technologies and methodologies start to transform and disrupt existing industrial practices. The fourth industrial revolution, or Industry 4.0 in common parlance is one such cyclical change that we are current in the midst of. It can be loosely defined as the introduction of automation and data exchange to create self governing manufacturing systems illustrated below.

The Smarter 3D Printing Series: Embracing Additive Manufacturing for Traditional Manufacturing

Labour costs have begun to rise making automation more attractive and threatening job security. Focus has also shifted from mass produced products to customised products particularly in the field of consumer products. Fortunately, 3D printing is able to mitigate these changes and allow manufacturing to shift from traditional to advanced production.
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