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New dimensions in materials: NMW 2016

This year’s National Manufacturing Week (May 11 – 13, Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park) will provide a window into the future of the manufacturing industry. An industry showcase and full conference program will focus on the potential for industry and science to join together in creating new plastic materials.

Among conference speakers will be UNSW’s Professor Gangadhara Prusty, Deputy Director of the UNSW Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, introducing UNSW’s new Automated Composites Laboratory, a 3D printing facility for composites that can make bake and break new composite materials. It is facilitating automated production of lighter, stronger materials already being used in aerospace, vehicle design, propellors for ocean-faring vessels and more. With the Laboratory now ready to partner with industry, Professor Pusty’s conference session will give visitors a unique opportunity to hear about developments that could impact on the plastics industry in the near future.

Industry professionals will also have opportunities to develop their 3D printing capabilities at this year’s event. NMW 2016 will be co-located with the Sydney edition of Inside 3D printing, the largest 3D printing event worldwide. The conference program will include 3D printing visionary Jim Talbot of Ionit USA, describing an industry collaboration that is promoting innovation, and Griffith University’s Dr Jennifer Loy, who will share the outcomes of a research project to develop infrastructure that is improving lives in East Africa. A range of 3D printing companies will also be present, ensuring this year’s NMW has options for those looking to make an investment in 3D printing technologies.

Make the most of NMW’s opportunities by registering now.

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