4 Apr 2016

New figures showing that Australian manufacturing has now grown for eight consecutive months, and has reached its strongest point this decade, will provide a upbeat backdrop for this year's National Manufacturing Week (NMW). In fact, NMW 2016 will be the forum where you can see new welding technologies in action, alongside a broader range of solutions that can get your operations moving more quickly and safely than ever before.

NMW (May 11 - 13) is Australia's largest, longest-running manufacturing event, bringing industry together to see, touch and discuss manufacturing industry solutions. This year's event takes place at Sydney Showground - Sydney Olympic Park, strategically located at the gateway to Greater Western Sydney, NSW's manufacturing heartland.

NMW 2016 will showcase hundreds of products and services from around the world, laid out in 12 Product Zones focusing on innovative capabilities in Welding Technology, Automation & Robotics, Intralogistics, Advanced Materials and more.

The Welding Technology Zone - traditionally, one of the most-visited areas of NMW - will showcase new offerings from industry leaders including Ensitech, Innovative Welding, Goodwill Precision Machinery, Kemppi, Weldbrush and more. There will also be welding solutions throughout the broader NMW exhibition: including gas and equipment from Tesuco and Supagas, as well as Leussink Engineering's Demmeler jigs and Magnet Sales solutions for lifting and holding welding jobs in place.

Alongside these, NMW will host live demonstrations of new technologies, giving you a real-world insight into how they might help your business move ahead.

Highlights of the demonstration program will include Kemppi's demonstration of their new Pulse Mig welding package, which will be monitored for performance on Kemppi's KAS3 online welding management system.

Aussie company Ensitech will also participate in the demonstration schedule, showcasing its easy-to-use and portable TIG Brush® Stainless Steel Weld Cleaning System: “A process that you have to see to believe.” comments Ensitech's MD, Clive White.

Clive White comments, "The 'TIG Brush Effect' is the wide-eyed look of disbelief that people get when they see, for the first time, the TIG Brush’s superior weld cleaning and passivation capabilities. We hope you'll join us for our demonstration at NMW - and get the 'TIG Brush Effect' for yourself!"

Alongside this impressive demonstration program, NMW will also present a powerful seminar series, in which industry leaders will share new ideas and opportunities.

Among high profile speakers will be Dr Keith McLean, CSIRO's Manufacturing Flagship Director who will outline some of the ways in which 400 Australian manufacturers are leveraging the national science agency's research to help them target high value niche markets. CSIRO, says Dr McLean, stands ready to partner with more businesses to develop new products, processes and materials that can give local businesses an edge.

There will be a clear focus on reducing operational waste, with speakers including Peter Meakin from the Opie Manufacturing Group sharing strategies for streamlining production, transport and even innovation processes, to free up time and/or resources for new programs.

NMW 2016 will also focus on emerging opportunities through its co-location with the Safety First Conference & Expo, Australia's one-stop workplace safety event, as well as Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo, the Sydney edition of the world's largest 3D printing event. Inside 3D Printing will give you a first-hand look at how 3D printing is helping businesses engineer new products more quickly, locally and innovatively than ever before.