Posted: Oct 23, 2014

NSW coal miners suffer a double blow

The rejection by the Planning Assessment Commission of two open-cut mine expansions in the Hunter Valley and the Blue Mountains has been described as a "brutal double blow" by the NSW Minerals Council. Read more »

Posted: Oct 21, 2014

Australian industry can learn from its manufacturing 'outliers'

Australia’s manufacturing industry is in decline. Yet some businesses are managing to buck the trend. The question is what do these “outliers” do differently from their competitors? And what does each thriving business have in common? Read more »

Posted: Oct 21, 2014

$1bn takeover bid for Transfield Services

Transfield Services has received a takeover bid of close to $1bn from Spanish infrastructure group Ferrovial Servicios. Read more »

Posted: Oct 20, 2014

CSIRO awards $2m for 3D mapping software upgrade

UK-based start-up GeoSLAM is partnering with CSIRO to further develop the handheld 3D Laser mapping technology Zebedee. Read more »

Posted: Oct 20, 2014

Weir Minerals strikes US$220m deal for crushing company

Weir Minerals has acquired Chinese crushing and separation equipment manufacturer Trio Engineered Products from Navis Capital for US$220 million. Read more »

Posted: Oct 15, 2014

ACI Connect 2015 conference program and expo floor plan released

The initial conference program and exhibition floor plan for Australia's only dedicated automation, control and instrumentation event, ACI Connect 2015, has been released this week. Read more »

Posted: Oct 13, 2014

3D manufacturing plant opens in Melbourne

A $7 million manufacturing plant that uses only 3D printers has opened on the southern outskirts of Melbourne. Read more »

Posted: Oct 13, 2014

NT pushes ahead with Moomba pipeline

The Northern Territory government is moving quickly on the construction of a gas pipeline from Alice Springs to Moomba, which it is hoped will ease NSW's looming gas shortage and revolutionise the domestic gas market. Read more »

Posted: Oct 13, 2014

Why the Australian economy still needs manufacturing

With major employers heading offshore and employment numbers decimated, what will emerge from the ashes of Australia's manufacturing industry? Read more »

Posted: Oct 13, 2014

ICheme Safety Centre secures its first international industry partner

The Institution of Chemical Engineers Safety Centre (ISC) has secured its first international Industry Partner, MMI Engineering Limited (MMI). Read more »

Posted: Oct 10, 2014

Emerson enables wireless PID control, donates algorithm to industry

Emerson Process Management's PIDPlus algorithm was developed to overcome the limitations of traditional PID algorithms over wireless. Read more »

Posted: Oct 10, 2014

Inaco becomes Rexel Industrial Automation

Inaco Automation Controls has announced that, effective 1 November 2014, it is changing its company name from Inaco to Rexel Industrial Automation. Read more »

Posted: Oct 8, 2014

Sensor applications expand to the home

A sensor application that detects dangerous levels of carbon monoxide has won a grand prize at the AT&T Mobile App Hackathon. Read more »

Posted: Oct 8, 2014

Enterprise sustainability at Convention 2014

Australia's largest engineering event, Convention 2014, will include a half-day forum on enterprise sustainability. Organised by Engineers Australia, the convention will run from 24-28 November at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, with the Business Enterprise Sustainability Forum to be held on 27 November from 1-6 pm. Read more »

Posted: Sep 30, 2014

'Game-changing' offshore oil find to feature at industry event

Carnarvon Petroleum will provide an inside look at the biggest Australian oil discovery for more than 20 years at a special luncheon to be held during the 2015 Australasian Oil & Gas Exhibition and Conference (AOG) in Perth in March. Read more »

Posted: Sep 30, 2014

Schneider Electric named in global top 50 'ideal employers'

Schneider Electric has been recognised by Universum, a global research and employer branding consultancy, as one of the world's 'most attractive' employers in 2014. Read more »

Posted: Sep 29, 2014

China to accept Brazil's super-sized iron ore carriers

China has lifted its ban on the massive Valemax iron ore bulk carriers owned by Brazilian mining giant Vale. Read more »

Posted: Sep 26, 2014

Paving the road ahead for manufacturing in Australia

A forum on the future of Australia's manufacturing sector will bring leaders of industry and academia together to debate the challenges that lie ahead and the role of innovation. Read more »

Posted: Sep 23, 2014

Honeywell releases Universal Cabinets for its Universal I/O modules

Standardised I/O module cabinets offer increased flexibility, speeding project completion and cutting start-up costs. Read more »

Posted: Sep 23, 2014

UN wants coal to stay in the ground

The federal government says coal will serve as an affordable, dependable energy source for decades to come. But this is at odds with the views of the UN, which in the lead-up to the New York climate summit warned that coal has no future in the world's energy mix. Read more »

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