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Honing in on innovation with laser precision

M-Squared Lasers' SolsTiS was considered a breakthrough in the field of laser technology - image courtesy of M-Squared Lasers.
The spotlight on R&D and innovation, which has historically been synonymous with multi-nationals, has shifted more recently towards small and medium-sized businesses, according to The State of Engineering 2015 report. Dr Graeme Malcolm shares his experiences of bringing the SolsTiS to market through building his own business M-Squared Lasers.

Key takeaways from Gartner’s top ten technology trends

Real-time Reporting Supply Chain ERP Digital Data - image courtesy of Datawright
The world doesn’t stand still. So, it’s important for manufacturers to keep abreast of emerging manufacturing technology trends—both in terms of IT, as well as core manufacturing technologies. What are the key manufacturing takeaways from Gartner’s top technology trends? Andy Gough, general manager at Datawright discusses.

A salt bath could boost next gen batteries for electric cars

CSIRO, RMIT and Queensland University of Technology are currently working on developing a “salt bath” that stabilise lithium metal foils and increase battery life and performance for electric cars - image courtesy of CSIRO.
Posted on 16 Jun 2016 by Tim Brown
Scientists from the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), in collaboration with Melbourne's RMIT University and the Queensland University of Technology, have demonstrated that pre-treating a battery’s lithium metal electrodes with an electrolyte salt solution extends the battery life and increases performance and safety.

Are you speaking the right export language?

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Did you know… 74% of multinational enterprises believe it is either important or most important to achieve increased revenues from global operations and that 64% of executives say language barriers are making it difficult to gain competitive foothold in international markets.

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