In Australia, manufacturing’s not dead, just changing

 In Australia, NewZealand
At a bright, airy plant in the outer suburbs of Sydney, large automated machines hiss quietly as they create motherboards for stereo video microphones that will be shipped around the world.
A few miles down the road, the long arm of a robotic machine at Quickstep Holdings shapes a carbon fibre composite car panel for trials with automakers including Germany’s Audi.
Quickstep and privately-held Rode Microphones are just two businesses that suggest reports of the death of Australian manufacturing – battling a strong local currency, rising costs and cheap imports – are exaggerated.  South China Morning Post – Read more…

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