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What’s on for the first day of AMW2023?

On Tuesday 9 May 2023, the Future Solutions Speaker Program has a focus on AM Hub Digital and Additive Manufacturing.

On Tuesday 9 May 2023, the Future Solutions Speaker Program has a focus on AM Hub Digital and Additive Manufacturing.

Australian Manufacturing Week (AMW2023) will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) from 9-12 May 2023. Organised and run by the Australian Manufacturing Technology Institute Limited (AMTIL), AMW2023 will take up more than 10,770 square metres at the MCEC, with over 340 organisations showcasing the latest manufacturing technologies, processes, and support services.

Over the four days, there will be presentations on the AMW Future Solutions Stage from specialists in each field.

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Day one of AMW 2023 will actively demonstrate the vital advances within this particular segment of the manufacturing industry.

The first day of the Australian Manufacturing Week Melbourne 2023, has been named The AM Hub Digital and Additive Manufacturing Day.

This day intends to celebrate the various innovations and constant developments that are sweeping this particular segment of the manufacturing industry in Australia.

11:00 AM – 11:20 AM

Titomic Ltd – Additive metal and future opportunities

Speaker: Neil Matthews, head of engineering at Titomic Ltd.

Additive Metal Technologies (AMT) are important part of manufacturing industry growth.

It helps manufacturers improve efficiencies, reduce waste, lower emissions, and increase the speed to market of stronger and lighter parts.

New developments in AMT technologies such as Cold Spray provide even greater growth potential for the future though increased build rates, tailoring of material properties during builds and the generation of new “alloy” builds.

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12:00 PM – 12:20 PM

RMIT – Metal additive research projects and how industry can get involved

Speaker: Andrey Molotnikov, deputy director at the RMIT Centre for Additive Manufacturing

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1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Markforged – How Australian businesses use 3D Printing to reshore manufacturing

Speaker: Richard Elving, managing director at Markforged Australia

AMGC and the Modern Manufacturing Strategy taskforce has outlined three key ways Australian manufacturers can strengthen their competitive position for the future and increase value gains by 25-35 per cent.

  1. Cost Reduction, by applying “more advanced production techniques” to improve efficiency and reduce cost per unit
  2. Improve Value through differentiated product value and create sovereign manufacturing capabilities
  3. Market Focus, shifting market focus through differentiated customer strategy

Working with over 5000 manufacturers, Richard will share his insights on how Australian businesses are using those three strategies and turning to 3D printing as a way to reshore manufacturing, reduce their reliance on overseas suppliers and as a result improve their manufacturing competitiveness.

This informative session will help business owners, innovation managers and engineers  to improve their business strategy and manufacturing operations with the newest composite and metal additive technologies available in Australia.

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2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

Additive Manufacturing product development case studies – Panel

Speakers: Rao Gangula, chief toolmaker at ROBOVOID; John Li, director at Radetec; and Jack Magree, founding principal at Cobalt Design

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3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

CSIRO – Functional materials for space, biomedical and hydrogen storage applications

Speaker: Cherry Chen

A few functional composite materials developed in CSIRO will be introduced, in terms of their functionalities, design concepts and manufacturing methods:

Titanium/diamond metal matrix composites with different diamond loading fractions were designed and 3D printed by directed energy deposition (DED). A significant improvement of thermal conductivity and a bone matched modulus of the composites were achieved, showing a high potential in space and biomedical applications.

Magnesium and its alloys with similar modulus with natural bone and biodegradability, are promising material for bone recovery application. Porous magnesium alloy structures were produced for the first time by DED process, which have potential application in bone tissue engineering and drug delivery.

Mitigating and reducing the effects from space radiation is one of the challenges for satellites and spacecraft designer. CSIRO has developed a series of composite materials by solid state friction stir additive manufacturing for space radiation shielding.

Hydrogen storage is a key enabling technology for the development of a hydrogen and fuel cell-based economy. A new metal hydride/polymer composite with improved thermal conductivity and enhanced integrity over longer lifespan were developed for hydrogen storage and transportation.

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