Making 3D Printing a Game Changer for the Plastics Industry: NMW 2016 


In just a week from now, National Manufacturing Week (NMW) will open its doors to a powerful event for plastics companies, especially those looking to 3D printing as a profitable new revenue stream. NMW 2016 runs from May 11 - 13, Sydney Showground - Sydney Olympic Park, bringing together all-important contacts and information on a range of topics including how to leverage opportunities in the fast-moving 3D printing sector.

NMW 2016 is taking alongside Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo, the Sydney edition of the world's largest 3D printing event, to provide a clear focus on advances that are opening up industry-wide opportunities for innovation and growth.

With the combined event now just days away, exhibitors have  the final details for their exhibits in place: and NMW can confirm that this year's event will be the launchpad for hundreds of new and innovative technologies from around the globe. 

At NMW 2016, Australian company 3D Brink will unveil its newest 3D printer that - for the first time in the world - can print items up to 600mm high in food-grade plastic fibres.  The new machine, Trinity XL is a cost-effective tool for companies who are looking to quickly, accurately produce prototypes, models, food-grade molds - almost any CAD-based item - in just hours.

Sydney 3d Printing is also using NMW as the launchpad for cutting-edge 3D printing technology, including 3D Printing Pens. The company, a leader in clinically proven Dental CAD CAM technology used across the world, will be running live demonstrations of the capabilities it offers that will help build a new generation of digital dentistry throughout Australia.

Additionally, 3D Printing Studios - who has just trained their 2000th budding professional! - will be on hand to talk about training that develops your 3D Printing skills to Pro standards. The team will also showcase what it calls the "best desktop FDM 3D Printer under $5k in Australia."

Alongside its exciting showcase, laid out in 12 Product Zones focusing on the drivers of industry innovation, NMW will present a topical Seminar Theatre program giving you free access to industry leaders with new ideas for your business.

The Seminar Theatre program will begin with CSIRO's Dr Keith McLean flagging opportunities to partner with CSIRO on new projects. It will also include design leaders from Western Sydney University and the University of Technology Sydney and more will share new ideas for using design innovation to drive competitive advantage.

Additionally, industry superstars such as Anthony Kittel of Redarc as well as Alex Lester of Nautitech will share real-world stories of innovation and invention that have helped them succeed in fiercely competitive markets.

NMW is held in Sydney just once every two years: don't miss out! Check out the full program online - and register now for free entry at - and while you're there, download the NMW app to help build your personal NMW schedule - with reminders for key times - to make the most of this year's game changing event.



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