Michelle du Toit, co-founder of Gizmo 3D Printers and Brisbane Ambassador for Women in 3D Printing, tells us about negotiating the challenges of being an Australian startup manufacturer.
Meet a Member is a place where you can get to know what matters, via profiles from the Australian Manufacturing Forum community. What are their roles? What does their company make? What are the real issues that matter to Australian manufacturers? Meet a Member is where you can find out all this and more.
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ANCA’s Mark Patman shares his story, including setting up production in Thailand followed by improving it back home, at a highly vertically integrated Australian manufacturer of machine tools.
In this Meet a Member profile, ANCA’s Matt Mannix tells us about heading an engineering department spanning three countries for Australian company ANCA, which leads the world in tool grinding machine technology. What is your job and who is your company? Global Engineering Manager at ANCA CNC Machines. www.anca.com What’s your role and how does it…
Henry Brunekreef, head of the Australasian Supply Chain Institute, tells us a few things about what his organisation does, and about why manufacturers’ supply chains need to be flexible enough to suit this era of consumer experience.
Michael Lord of campervan and motorhome maker Trakka tells us about how technology has changed a company he has worked at since 1981, and how it is able to remain competitive through focussing on low-volume, high-quality products.
Forum member Bashir Mourad, Supply Chain Manager for Johnson and Johnson in New Zealand, tells us about his role, and why he expects at least one surprise a day.
Australian Manufacturing Forum member James Abbott tells us about managing Challenge Engineering, what staying competitive looks like, and some of the skills issues his industry faces.
Jason Kell started Enduraclad from scratch in 2011, armed with donated tools and a borrowed plasma cutter. Today it is an award-winning, fast-growing fabricator, focussing on mining and earth-moving.
AuManufacturing’s first featured member is Byron Kennedy of SPEE3D, who shares some thoughts about bringing new manufacturing technology to market in Australia. His company specialises in a novel method of additively manufacturing parts through “supersonic 3D deposition”, with metal powders fired precisely and at triple the speed of sound onto a surface.