Hitech Materials to showcase in NMW 2018

Archive photo from NMW 2017. Source: NMW

Australia’s largest showcase of manufacturing innovation and inspiration, National Manufacturing Week (NMW) 2018, returns to Sydney Showground from 9 to 11 May 2018.

The three day event provides an unrivalled opportunity for industry decision-makers to network, collaborate and learn about the next generation of technology and industry growth.

This year’s speaker program will host 40 presenters discussing the impact of digital transformation, innovative design, and new business practices on the manufacturing industry.

As part of the Business of Manufacturing Theatre line-up, leading manufacturer Hitech Materials will introduce attendees to the latest advancements in materials development to enable innovative manufacturing processes.

Hosted by Dr Philip Walls, Director of Hitech Materials, he will also delve into the challenges faced when employing novel manufacturing processes using case studies. The session will particularly focus on additive manufacturing, including 3D and 4D printed materials, graphene composites, exotic alloys, cold spraying, and nano-machined materials.

Dr Walls has over 30 years’ experience in materials development and fabrication processes troubleshooting and has worked in industry, government laboratories and universities in the United Kingdom, Japan and Australia. He has also authored over 30 scientific papers, 300 industrial reports and holds four patents in materials development.

NMW 2018 will be again co-located with the Safety First Conference & Expo Australia’s one-stop manufacturing safety event, as well as Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo, the Sydney stop of the world’s largest 3D printing event.
Registrations have now opened for the free-to-attend NSW 2018 for anyone with a professional or commercial interest in manufacturing. To register, visit www.nationalmanufacturingweek.com.au.