One million ‘Introduction to AI’ scholarships available to Australians
Australian Manufacturing News
by Doug Green
8h ago
Artificial intelligence (AI) ‘scholarships’ are now on offer to one million Australians, in a bid to increase the nation’s literacy of a technology estimated to be worth $4 trillion to the economy by the early 2030s.  The free ‘Introduction to Artificial Intelligence’ microskill course is provided by the National AI Centre (NAIC), coordinated by Australia’s national science agency – CSIRO, and the Institute of Applied Technology Digital (IATD). The course will provide a non-technical introduction to AI fundamentals and is designed for people at the beginning the ..read more
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Supportive atmosphere drives Avnil Singh to kick career goals with Hydraulink
Australian Manufacturing News
by Doug Green
2w ago
  Hydraulink Purchasing and Logistics Officer, Avnil Singh A driven young man with initiative and integrity is expanding his skills and furthering his career with the support of the national hydraulic hose, fittings, and service organisation, Hydraulink. Avnil Singh started with Hydraulink as a casual warehouse operative, then moved into quality control, and he is now a purchasing and logistics officer operating across Australia out of the company headquarters in Smithfield NSW. “Hydraulink feels like one giant family. From the top floor to the shop floor, everyone is willing to help, an ..read more
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Decarbonisation spend to reduce in declining economic conditions
Australian Manufacturing News
by Doug Green
2w ago
Nearly half of Australian businesses are likely to reduce their spend on decarbonisation initiatives if macroeconomic conditions worsen, according to ENGIE Impact, a sustainability and decarbonisation advisory firm. The finding is based on analysis of data from ENGIE Impact’s latest Net Zero Report titled “Aligning Corporate Vision with Decarbonisation Realities.” The annual global report delves into corporate perspectives on decarbonisation transformation readiness, challenges to implementation and the major decarbonisation roadblocks companies must overcome to reach Net Zero. The study surv ..read more
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It’s time to get smarter about cybersecurity in the manufacturing sector
Australian Manufacturing News
by Doug Green
1M ago
In the last decade, digital transformation has completely changed the way many of Australia’s industries operate, with the manufacturing sector being no exception. Advancements such as automation and the integration of IoT devices and other cyber-physical systems throughout production, packaging, and other essential operations have revolutionised the manufacturing process. While these advancements have brought exceptional benefits, they have also led to a significant increase in cybersecurity risks. Whether it’s ransomware infections halting assembly lines, rogue insiders remotely alteri ..read more
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Rio Tinto to drive development of Australia’s largest solar farm at Gladstone
Australian Manufacturing News
by Doug Green
1M ago
Rio Tinto will drive development of Australia’s largest solar power project near Gladstone, after agreeing to buy all electricity from the 1.1GW1 Upper Calliope Solar Farm to provide renewable power to Rio Tinto’s Gladstone operations. The agreement will bring more renewable power into one of Australia’s most important industrial hubs and marks another step towards Rio Tinto’s climate goal of halving its global Scope 1 & 2 carbon emissions this decade2. If combined with more renewable power and suitable firming, transmission and industrial policy, it could also provide the core of a solut ..read more
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Remaining robust and resilient: A CISOs top six recommendations for 2024
Australian Manufacturing News
by Doug Green
1M ago
By Yubico’s Chad Thunberg 2023 saw a whirlwind of challenges – both old and new – but we also realised many opportunities to become more secure and stay ahead of evolving information security threats. As expected, it was another challenging year for information security as organisations continued looking for ways to stay ahead of hackers. We saw an increasing amount and complexity of phishing attacks overall, driven by a major trend throughout the year making a significant impact: AI-driven phishing. Phishing remains the most prevalent attack method due to its relatively low cost and high suc ..read more
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Nickel Producer enhances quality of ore calcination through kilns
Australian Manufacturing News
by Doug Green
1M ago
  Société Le Nickel (SLN), part of the Eramet Group, is the world’s largest producer of ferronickel. Pictured is one of the five furnaces managed by Rockwell Automation’s FactoryTalk Analytics Pavilion® software. Image copyright: Société Le Nickel (SLN), part of the Eramet Group.   Characterised by the ability to resist corrosion at high temperatures and its usefulness as an alloying element, nickel plays a critical role in a host of industry sectors ranging from aerospace and chemical to electrical and automotive. Société Le Nickel (SLN), part of the Eramet Group, is the world’s la ..read more
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Oil and gas dominates future major resources projects driving economy
Australian Manufacturing News
by Doug Green
1M ago
Australia’s oil and gas industry has emerged as the dominant driver of nation-building new resources projects, creating new jobs and attracting billions of dollars of spending in Australia. The Australian Government’s Resources and Energy Major Projects (REMP) 2023 report said 12 oil and gas projects accounted for $36 billion of investment (46.5 per cent) of the $77.4 billion pipeline. Lithium and iron ore each represented $7.2 billion (9.3 per cent) worth of committed projects, gold accounted for $6.6 billion (8.5 per cent) and coal was behind $4.6 billion (5.9 per cent) of ventures. Austral ..read more
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Hydraulink trendsetter doubles commitment with Bayside Brisbane franchise
Australian Manufacturing News
by Doug Green
2M ago
Martin Smith, left, with the Hydraulink team including partner Andrew Schuler (fifth from left) and Hydraulink Bayside’s Andrew Richardson, (sixth from left). One of the pioneers of the Hydraulink hose and fittings organisation in Queensland has backed the success formula of the of the expanding national network by taking up a neighbouring franchise, in the Bayside district of Brisbane. Martin Smith – who has more than tripled the size of his existing distributorship  in Brisbane North over the past nine years – has joined with his business partner Andrew Schuler to extend the range of ..read more
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DECO Australia powered by renewable energy
Australian Manufacturing News
by Doug Green
2M ago
DECO Australia, family-owned Australian manufacturer of timber-look aluminium building products, has proudly announced the successful completion of the company’s solar panel installation project at its manufacturing facility in Minto, Southwest Sydney. The addition of over 950 solar panels further solidifies DECO ‘s commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability. The newly installed solar panels will bring DECO’s total solar energy capability to over 500 kilowatts and will provide enough energy to power approximately 60 per cent of the company’s operations. That’s equivalent to po ..read more
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