The Australian Advanced Manufacturing Council is among major supporting partners for National Manufacturing Week, which will run from 9 – 12 May 2017 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Keep Wednesday 10 May free to hear AAMC members, ANCA, Anatomics, Quickstep and TomCar, moderated by Northrop Grumman Australia’s Chief Executive, Ian Irving, as the companies share their journeys to success in the Industry 4.0 theatre at NMW 2017.

Themed ‘Delivering the Industry 4.0 Revolution’, NMW 2017 is free to attend and will feature five critical areas facing the manufacturing sector: Industry Capability Development, Product and Service Innovation, Technology Innovation, Process Improvement and Sustainable Manufacturing.

AAMC Chairman John Pollaers, CSIRO’s Manufacturing Director Keith McLean, the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre’s head Jens Goennemann and Innovative Manufacturing CRC Chief Executive David Chuter are all confirmed speakers at the event.

Other partners include CSIRO, the Institute of Instrumentation Control and Automation, Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia, Innovative Manufacturing CRC, the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre and the Victorian Government.

“National Manufacturing Week is Australia’s only fully integrated annual manufacturing exhibition, and provides an unrivalled opportunity for visitors to network, collaborate and learn from one another ” said 2017 Event Director Robby Clark.

“The 2017 theme and seminar programming offers attendees the latest expert opinion on the future of ways in which people will work, advances in new technologies and process improvements as well as taking a deeper focus on global sustainability for the manufacturing industry.”

Live demonstrations of the latest technologies and products are scheduled to run each day on the exhibition floor, which will feature more than 200 exhibiting companies from around the world, including Bosch Australia, BOC, Supagas, Central Innovation (Intercad), 3M, Lincoln Electric, ATOM, HIWIN, Impact Robotics, KOBOT, SIKA Australia, Universal Robots and Wago.

NMW will feature eleven specialist Product Zones which apply to specific subsections of the manufacturing industry, ncluding Advanced Materials, Air Technology, Automation and Robotics, Digital Manufacturing, Electrical, Engineering, Process Control and Instrumentation, R&D, Safety, Supply Chain Logistics and Welding Technology.

To register for NMW 2017, please visit http://www.nationalmanufacturingweek.com.au