?Australian metalworking still alive
The fabricated metal products category employed 59,300 people as at February 2014, representing 6% of the total of 949,700 people employed in the manufacturing industry.
Walter Suber, vice-president of the Manufacturing and Engineering Institute of Australia (MEIA) points out that the metals industry looks nothing like it used to.
“Factories are often multi-million dollar businesses that need to have multi-million dollar components: lasers, turret buy hydrocodone cheap machines, benders and folders, robotics,” he said.
“You need to have that equipment to be competitive on the world’s platform… You’ve got to update your software regularly – the days of just having a few benders and folders and marking things out by hand and a measuring tape are long gone.”
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