There's a strong case for more strategic local manufacturing. There's little case for making cars and trains in Australia.
The current economic crisis has exposed the decay in Australia’s manufacturing capability and highlighted the need for increased investment in innovation.
There are a number of definitive ways Australia can improve innovation and onshore manufacturing while leveraging offshore capability and reducing supply chain risks.
New developments in microrecycling science could help revolutionise the recycling and manufacturing sectors.
Outsourcing and offshoring will slow down due to social distancing measures and political pressures to keep jobs at home, says economist Tim Harcourt.
Spider silk is stronger than steel and Kevlar. Tapping into its secrets could herald a revolution in manufacturing, writes Sean Blamires.
UNSW researchers have programmed industrial robots to tackle the vast array of e-waste thrown out by Australians every year.
UNSW researchers are hoping to revolutionise engineering design with cutting-edge, low-cost 3D gaming technology.
Construction of the new School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering precinct at UNSW is underway following a substantial philanthropic donation from businessman Len Ainsworth.
Changes to fundamentals in the US economy are important and positive, not in the least the shale gas revolutuon that is making America a re-emergent manufacturing power, says Geoffrey Garrett.