Australia can afford to transform Australian manufacturing into an economically viable, environmentally sustainable and job-creating sector. To do that, we need a strategic and long-term approach.
From fibre to fabric. The process of making textiles has been important to humans for almost 35,000 years.
3D printing doesn’t need high-volume centralised production and large inventory stocking.
The cooperation should strengthen institutions and rally private entities to fund public projects.
New production methods, consumer trends and good ideas have the potential to bring manufacturing back into city centres. Can it coexist with housing?
To attain a new health order, African governments need to bolster investment in research and development, innovation and manufacturing of health tools.
The challenges presented by the pandemic are an opportunity for African health systems to move beyond their current limitations.
Supply chain issues, emergency science, social distancing requirements and a lot more free time offered both challenges and opportunities for research scientists.
The government’s ‘levelling up’ agenda seems to be taking no account of coming automation.
Local companies in Africa would find it very challenging to be cost-competitive in the longer run when the current worldwide scarcity of COVID-19 vaccines is overcome.
Custom fabrication involves taking measurements, choosing tools, deciding on sequences of steps and ordering from a menu of materials. AIs under development promise to take humans out of the loop.
Australia’s abundant wind and solar resources mean we’re well placed to produce the hydrogen a green steel industry needs. But there are technical and economic challenges ahead.
Chief Scientist Cathy Foley says high-tech manufacturing is the way forward for Australia.
Industrialisation was key to long-term economic growth in the west and Asia. After years of going in the wrong direction, new research suggests that many African countries have seen a turnaround.
Whether it’s health-care workers, kids in school or people running errands, Canadians need face masks during COVID-19. There’s no reason they shouldn’t be made here at home.
How a veterinarian and a law professor joined a multidisciplinary team to help produce a made-in-Saskatchewan emergency-use ventilator during the COVID-19 pandemic.
University of Canberra Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan and University of Canberra Assistant Professor Caroline Fisher discuss the week in politics.
In the wake of the pandemic, Anthony Albanese is struggling to find any political chances.
Automation in South Africa’s auto industry may have made car manufacturing easier, faster, and more productive but it comes with social and employment costs.
The federal government is selecting six priority areas for support in a $1.5 billion manufacturing plan Scott Morrison will outline in a pre-budget address.