Electronex 2019

Electronex

Electronex 2019
Electronex 2019

Electronex is the primary Electronics Manufacturing show for Australia. This year it is at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and you can get entry tickets for free at Electronex 2019 Online Registration.

Successful Endeavours @ Electronex Stand C38

Successful Endeavours @ Electronex Stand C38

We will have some new Made in Australia products to shows and I’ll be doing presentations on how to design an ultra-low-power IoT device and on the Innovation process. 

If you want more information you can download the Successful Endeavours at Electronex 2019 VIP Ticket


Successful Endeavours specialise in Electronics Design and Embedded Software Development, focusing on products that are intended to be Made In AustraliaRay Keefe has developed market leading electronics products in Australia for more than 30 years.


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Smart 100 2018

Smart 100

Each year Australian Anthill look select their Smart 100. This year the arcHUB Smart Cities Sensor Suite was selected as a Smart 100. This is an IoT (Internet of Things) device that is Designed in Australia, and Made in Australia.

 

Australian Anthill

Australian Anthill

You can read the full list of Smart 100 finalists 2018. Judging was done by the Smart 100 2018 Mavens and the winners are announced on 28th August 2018 at LaunchPad Evolve. You can get tickets at Smart 100 Awards 2018.

 

Anthill Smart 100

Anthill Smart 100

We will be there. We think the arcHUB is a revolutionary device and are pleased the judges selected it as one of the Smart 100 finalists 2018.

 

arcHUB trial at Fitzroy Gardens

arcHUB trial at Fitzroy Gardens

And an update. The Smart 100 2018 have been revealed in judges order with the arcHUB Smart Cities Sensor Suite developed for The Active Reactor Company coming in just outside the top 20.

 

Successful Endeavours specialise in Electronics Design and Embedded Software Development, focusing on products that are intended to be Made In AustraliaRay Keefe has developed market leading electronics products in Australia for more than 30 years. This post is Copyright © 2018 Successful Endeavours Pty Ltd.

Australian Manufacturing Increasing Trend

Australian Manufacturing PMI

The Australian Manufacturing PMI is a measure of the manufacturing economy in Australia. A score above 50 means it is growing and a score below 50 means it is shrinking. I recently reported in the post about out new location that we had been in growth for the past 17 months but according to one data source we missed out for a couple of months during that time. For the history see:

 

 

So I thought I would double check the data. I went to the Trading Economies Australian Manufacturing PMI and looked at the trend since 2012. Here is what I saw.

 

Australia Manufacturing PMI 2016

Australia Manufacturing PMI 2016

 

So my understanding of this graph is that after the Global Financial Crisis we saw Australian Manufacturing decline but since 2012 the decline has slowed and this past year it has grown.

 

As a result, I continue to be encourage that Australian Manufacturing is Growing and we will continue to support that by developing modern electronics based products that are Made in Australia.

 

Successful Endeavours specialise in Electronics Design and Embedded Software Development, focusing on products that are intended to be Made In Australia. Ray Keefe has developed market leading electronics products in Australia for more than 30 years. This post is Copyright © 2016 Successful Endeavours Pty Ltd.

Australian Manufacturing is Growing

Australian Manufacturing Grows

This month we have the interesting statistic that Australian Manufacturing has grown every single month for the past 12 months. That is a whole year of positive growth. Australian Manufacturing Expansion is a good in my opinion. I know we have been led to believe that Australian Manufacturing is gone with the exit of the car assemblers being the final straw, but the truth is very different. The Automotive Sector only accounts for 5% of Australia’s Manufacturing.

 

Innovation, technology and business expert

Professor Goran Roos

 

In my post on Modern Economies Need Manufacturing I cited some of the work by Professor Goran Roos who has both academic and business experience in making Innovation, Technology and Business work together. Hi Scandinavian background also means he is familiar with the benefits of collaboration and partnering for commercialisation, something we desperately need to do better here.

 

So Manufacturing Growth is a very good thing. It creates more jobs around it than an other industry and creates that fundamental value the service industry need to lever off. Let’s face it, someone has to do it.

 

Australian Exports Expand

And in addition, Australia has 300 More Exporters. That right, more companies are exporting now that a year ago. The lower Australian Dollar is responsible for some of this, and the better rhetoric at the Federal politics level has certainly helped.

 

AIG

AIG

Here is the Australian Industry Group report on Leading Performance Indicators: AiG-PMI-2016.

 

The average Australian Manufacturing PMI performance over the past 12 months is 52.3 where 50 = staying the same and more than 50 = growing. So measurably growing. You can get a more detailed report on just Australia is doing from Trading Economics Australian Manufacturing PMI.

 

Australian Manufacturing PMI June 2016

Australian Manufacturing PMI June 2016

 

So another good month for Australian Manufacturing. And a good thing that is.

 

Successful Endeavours specialise in Electronics Design and Embedded Software Development, focusing on products that are intended to be Made In Australia. Ray Keefe has developed market leading electronics products in Australia for more than 30 years. This post is Copyright © 2016 Successful Endeavours Pty Ltd.

Electronics Design: Component Selection

Component Selection

We have worked our way through Requirements Capture and Technology Selection. After doing some initial design work and deciding on how the circuit will work, you have to find components that you can buy on a reasonable lead time and at a reasonable price. This depends a lot on the expected production volume because if the volumes are low then you might not be able to secure the components you prefer.

 

For products Made in Australia, the typical production volumes are less than 5000 units per annum. Products in this category are niche or low volume products and are generally defensible internationally because of the special and targeted nature of the products. But it does introduce a complication. You don’t have much of a bargaining position with suppliers. In this circumstance you often have to look at what you can buy and from who. This will involve looking at both local distributors and international sellers of components. An example from Element 14 is shown below for options for a 22uF 350V radial leaded capacitor:

 

Component Selection

Component Selection

And once selected, you might have to go through this exercise for each subsequent production run. Whereas much higher volume products can negotiate forward schedule orders and secure components in advance of their being required. So each product and production run needs to be handled according to your specific circumstances.

 

External events can also influence component availability. As an example,after the 2011 earthquake in Japan there were many components that were in short supply for up to 6 months.

 

This is one of the things you look for in a Niche Electronics Manufacture supplier, the ability to handle the component selection not only for the first production run but for subsequent runs.

 

Electronics News

Electronics News

If you want to explore this further, I have also contributed to an Electronics News article on this topic titled Electronic component sourcing: evolution and strategies.And for Online Components I’ve written a blog post expanding on Online Component Sourcing.

 

Online Components

Online Components

 

Successful Endeavours specialise in Electronics Design and Embedded Software Development. Ray Keefe has developed market leading electronics products in Australia for nearly 30 years. This post is Copyright © 2014 Successful Endeavours Pty Ltd