2011 will see Austech and National Manufacturing Week line up alongside the triennial Ausplas international plastics industry exhibition to create the largest manufacturing exhibition in Australia.
Austech 2011 is Australia’s premier showcase for products and processes for the advanced manufacturing and machine tool sector.
The manufacturing exhibition is the ideal forum for manufacturers and users to investigate the next generation of manufacturing techniques that can help develop their business further. Top-ranking exhibitors will be showcasing their innovations in terms of both products and services for industrial manufacture.
Owned and operated by the Australian Manufacturing Technology Institute Limited (AMTIL ), Austech 2011 will be held from 24 to 27 May at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.
Over 80% of the available Austech floor space has already been purchased since bookings opened in mid-September.
Exhibition Director Shane Infanti says that while high-end technology and tools to improve production efficiency will be the focus at most of the exhibitors’ stands, cost-cutting and process optimisation will continue to be high on the agenda.
In the face of international competitiveness, he adds it is becoming more and more vital for Australian manufacturers to continue learning how to do things better and smarter.
The principal focus areas at Austech 2011 are machine tools for metal cutting and forming, production systems, high-precision tools as well as CAD CAM systems and accessories.