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Design or decline

Successful manufacturing companies, irrespective of geography or circumstance, are led by people who can identify and exploit commercial opportunities using design as a key strategy.

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Testing our metal: a history of aluminium in Australia

Testing our metal: a history of aluminium in Australia

The lightweight metal aluminium, or aluminum, as it’s known in Canada and the US, was very difficult to discover in its elemental form. Over 200 years ago chemists intuitively knew of its presence within the alumina isolated in common clay, but they struggled to recover the element itself.

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Brace yourself

London-based product design consultancy, Seymourpowell, has co-founded a back-care brand, aptly named bac<, to bring to market innovative products that help target back pain.

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Rise and shine

Rise and shine

The Wake-up Light, a product that helps you wake up in natural light with gentle sound effects, has been released in Europe by Philips. The Wake-up Light was developed from a concept first presented to the media at a Philips Simplicity Event in 2006 after years of consumer research.

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