Hitech Materials to unveil novel manufacturing processes from across the world at National Manufacturing Week 2018 


Following on from a hugely successful Melbourne event in 2017 which attracted more than 10,000 attendees, National Manufacturing Week 2018 will feature more than 200 exhibitors and 40 manufacturing industry experts as part of the conference program. NMW 2018 is once again set to be the manufacturing event of the year.

Among highlights at this year's event are the topical Industry 4.0 Theatre and Business of Manufacturing Theatre programs, in which industry leaders will explore the impact of digital transformation, innovative design, and business management within the manufacturing industry.

As part of the Business of Manufacturing Theatre line-up, leading manufacturer Hitech Materials will introduce attendees to the latest advancements in materials development to enable novel manufacturing processes.

Hosted by Dr. Philip Walls, Director of Hitech Materials, the session will also delve into the challenges faced when employing novel manufacturing processes using case studies. The session will particularly focus on additive manufacturing, including 3D and 4D printed materials, graphene composites, exotic alloys, cold spraying, and nano-machined materials.

Dr. Walls has over 30 years’ experience in materials development and fabrication processes troubleshooting and has worked in the industry, government laboratories and universities in the United Kingdom, Japan and Australia. He has also authored over 30 scientific papers, 300 industrial reports and holds four patents in materials development.

Attendees are encouraged to partake in the Safety First Conference & Expo, and Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo, both co-located with NMW 2018.

NMW 2018 will feature a Business Matching Program, which provides attendees a personalised itinerary of meetings and content sessions that match their specific needs and maximises their time onsite.

Registrations have now opened for the free-to-attend NMW 2018 for anyone with a professional or commercial interest in manufacturing. To register, visit


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