Tassie expo to showcase future manufacturing technologies

Data61 researchers with robots enabling Guardian suite of technologies.

Tasmanian manufacturing companies will have the chance to get up close and personal with the latest in innovative manufacturing technologies at the Industrial Manufacturing and Technology Expo in Launceston on Thursday 3 March 2016.

The event, which is being jointly run by CSIRO, the Tasmanian Department of State Growth and the AusIndustry Entrepreneurs’ Programme, will showcase a range of technologies that can help manufacturers boost their productivity and become more innovative and globally competitive.

Organised in response to the industry needs identified at the 2015 Tasmanian Advanced Manufacturing Summit, the expo will demonstrate how CSIRO expertise and technologies like metallic 3D printing, wearable tech and robotic sensing can help Tasmanian businesses transition to new areas of growth.

CSIRO Manufacturing Director, Dr Keith McLean, said participants would have an opportunity to meet with scientists and strengthen their links with research experts in high performance manufacturing, additive manufacturing and advanced materials, while connecting with national and international incubator, accelerator and research networks.

“The expo will showcase the latest trends in sensing technologies, robotics, new alloys, software engineering, data analytics and machine learning, and more,” Dr McLean said.

“Businesses will also learn how they can access Government support to engage with researchers to further develop their skills and capabilities.”

In addition to CSIRO experts, the event will feature presentations from international corporation Boeing, and Australian businesses A. W. Bell, and Oventus.

Demonstrations will include:

  • Sensors and detection
  • Additive manufacturing using cold spray
  • Lab 22 3D printing
  • New alloys for shipbuilding
  • Surface hardening of steel and repair of damaged tools
  • FASTER robotic electrochemistry and sensors for fisheries
  • Robotics for confined spaces
  • Data analytics – machine learning
  • Data visualisation
  • Internet of things (IoT)

This event occurred on the 3rd of March 2016

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