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Enware weathering the storm - Manufacturers' Monthly

Enware weathering the storm - Manufacturers' Monthly | Manufacturing | Scoop.it
While this year’s industry surveys have been more negative than positive, some manufacturers are bucking the trend. Alan Johnson reports.
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Carbon fibre demand could see 300 hired in Geelong

Carbon fibre demand could see 300 hired in Geelong | Manufacturing | Scoop.it
Carbon Revolution, a maker of carbon fibre wheels and the first winner named in a program aimed at helping Geelong’s manufacturers adapt.
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3D printing- the next step towards immortality? | Australian Manufacturing

3D printing- the next step towards immortality? | Australian Manufacturing | Manufacturing | Scoop.it
The importance of bioprinting cannot be overstated, as it holds greats potential to unlock incredible advancements in the medical science but also to provide access to affordable health care and provision to war-ravaged and economically underdeveloped countries.
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A sweet taste of manufacturing success

A sweet taste of manufacturing success | Manufacturing | Scoop.it
The sickly Australian manufacturing industry should look to fast-moving and adaptable family businesses like Robern Menz. The confectioner has weathered every storm thrown at it for almost 100 years.
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Weatherill urges Abbott to support Jobs Plan in the wake of Toyota’s closure announcement

Weatherill urges Abbott to support Jobs Plan in the wake of Toyota’s closure announcement | Manufacturing | Scoop.it
South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill is urging Prime Minister Tony Abbott to reconsider the State’s Our Jobs Plan following Toyota’s announcement on Monday that it will cease manufacturing in Australia by 2017, joining Ford and Holden in their exit from the country.
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Australian chemicals and plastics industry underpinning the country’s manufacturing future

Australian chemicals and plastics industry underpinning the country’s manufacturing future | Manufacturing | Scoop.it
Last year the Plastics and Chemicals Industries Association (PACIA) launched its Strategic Industry Roadmap designed to pinpoint the fundamental needs for achieving a vibrant chemistry sector and the industries it underpins. The country’s chemical and plastics industry plays a critical role in Australia’s entire economy, supplying inputs to 109 of its 111 industries and providing jobs and investment in supply chains across the country.
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Toyota’s decision reflects government’s lack of respect for Australian workers: AMWU

Toyota’s decision reflects government’s lack of respect for Australian workers: AMWU | Manufacturing | Scoop.it
The Australian Manufacturing Worker’s Union said it will keep fighting for manufacturing workers and the manufacturing industry, but admits that the battle has become much tougher following Toyota’s announcement on Monday that it will cease local production by 2017.
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What I said about car manufacturing in 2008

Update: My initial take of the Toyota announcement has been posted at The Conversation. *********************** From The Age: THE final report of the Bracks review into Australia's automotive indus...
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Workplace deregulation won't boost productivity

Workplace deregulation won't boost productivity | Manufacturing | Scoop.it
The University of Melbourne's Bill Harley discusses workplace deregulation's 'meaninglessness'in policy reform.
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Toyota resumes dominance as Australia’s top-selling brand in the new year

Toyota resumes dominance as Australia’s top-selling brand in the new year | Manufacturing | Scoop.it
Toyota is off to a good start to the year as the official figures for the January sales released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) Chief Executive Tony Weber reveal that the Japan-based company continues to dominate the market.
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Current regulation has set up local industry to fail, Xenophon

Current regulation has set up local industry to fail, Xenophon | Manufacturing | Scoop.it
Independent senator, Nick Xenophon has said that poor testing and weak anti-dumping measures for cheap imported food products is a key reason as to why the Australian food processing industry is in trouble.
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Radically reshaping manufacturing: Katy George [Video included]

Katy George explains next-shoring and why changes in demand and technology, as well as in energy and labor costs, are forcing manufacturers to rethink.
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Australian Research Hub Opens with $9 Million (AUD) Funding for R&D in High Value Additive Manufacturing

Australian Research Hub Opens with $9 Million (AUD) Funding for R&D in High Value Additive Manufacturing | Manufacturing | Scoop.it
“Through this hub, researchers will work to resolve issues surrounding process optimisation to achieve all required mechanical properties in 3D printed metall

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New investment in Geelong to create 150 manufacturing jobs

New investment in Geelong to create 150 manufacturing jobs | Manufacturing | Scoop.it
Carbon Revolution Pty Ltd. is the recipient of the first grant of $5 million under round one of the Australian and Victorian Government’s Geelong Region Innovation and Investment Fund (GRIIF), which is expected to deliver around 150 new full-time manufacturing jobs in the region.
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New joint venture to deliver 20 jobs in Moe

New joint venture to deliver 20 jobs in Moe | Manufacturing | Scoop.it
Latrobe Valley’s Safetech and Tiemans Industries have entered into a partnership agreement to design and manufacture material handling products such as scissor lifts, workstation cranes, dock equipment and freight hoists.
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Automotive workers could fill shortage in energy sector said Industry Skills Council

Automotive workers could fill shortage in energy sector said Industry Skills Council | Manufacturing | Scoop.it
The energy sector could possibly absorb the workers of Toyota, Holden and Ford who possess highly valuable engineering and hand skills, said the Industry Skills Council for the energy sector.
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Australian milk on high demand

Australian milk on high demand | Manufacturing | Scoop.it
Australia’s dairy industry is experiencing an unparalleled rise not seen for many years, as several new manufacturing developments in the last year have greatly contributed to boost in production for export and domestic market. According to Andrew Buckley, National Leader – Food and Beverage at pitt&sherry, the industry growth was propelled by the growing international …
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Toyota announcement is a reminder to everyone about impact of buying decisions says Australian Made

Toyota announcement is a reminder to everyone about impact of buying decisions says Australian Made | Manufacturing | Scoop.it
The Australian Made Campaign has warned that Toyota’s decision to exit from the manufacturing industry in Australia is another wake up call for the country, but it is getting “dangerously late”, said the organisation’s head.
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Infrastructure improvements needed to make most of Asian Century

Infrastructure improvements needed to make most of Asian Century | Manufacturing | Scoop.it
Ken Henry has said that Australia may not be able to take full benefit of the ‘Asian Century’ unless our infrastructure is improved.
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Mind-controlled robots have potential for use in manufacturing

Mind-controlled robots have potential for use in manufacturing | Manufacturing | Scoop.it
Robots that are controlled by the human mind may be able to help workers in the field of advanced manufacturing, according to a US research team.
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Sydney takes manufacturing capital crown from Melbourne

Sydney takes manufacturing capital crown from Melbourne | Manufacturing | Scoop.it
Sydney has pilfered Melbourne's long-held mantle as the nation's biggest manufacturing centre.
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Energy efficiency is driving Australia's chemical manufacturers to increase automation

Energy efficiency is driving Australia's chemical manufacturers to increase automation | Manufacturing | Scoop.it
The need for energy efficiency in the operations of the chemical manufacturers is lending impetus to the automation and software solutions market in Australia and New Zealand.
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Tony Abbott attends manufacturing talks in Adelaide

Tony Abbott attends manufacturing talks in Adelaide | Manufacturing | Scoop.it
Prime Minister and Ian Macfarlane attended a meeting with industry groups in Adelaide yesterday to discuss the South Australian manufacturing sector.
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Coalition urges penalty rates rethink

Coalition urges penalty rates rethink | Manufacturing | Scoop.it
A review of the nation's award system should simplify employment conditions to address rising costs, the government says.
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