Overview

Host Partner

Taking place on the 25th Oct 2022, this event will address the challenges manufacturers face in the research, development and commercialization processes, look at effective partnerships and showcase innovative Australian products being deployed in Defence Forces around the world.

Sponsors

Platinum and Welcome Reception Sponsor

Thought Leadership Partner

Partners

Supporting Partner

Exhibitors

2023 Speakers


John O’Callaghan
Victorian Defence Industry Advocate


Michael Edwards
Director, Boeing Research & Technology,
Boeing Australia


Stephen Faulkner
CEO,
PMB Defence


Dr George Feast
Deputy Director, SME Connect,
CSIRO Services


Prof Calum Drummond
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Innovation),
RMIT


Prof Alan Kin-tak Lau
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Partnership and Digital Innovation),
Swinburne University


Prof Giselle Rampersad
Director, Centre for Defence Engineering Research and Training,
Flinders University


Sam Bell
CEO,
AW Bell


Craig Maynard
General Manager,
Axiom Precision Manufacturing


Jason Miller
Program Manager Aviation, Defence & Space,
Amaero International


Oliver Hutt
CEO,
Boron Molecular


Natalie Waldie
Program Manager – Red Ochre Labs
BAE Systems Australia


Dr Alex Medvedev
Research Fellow, Centre for Additive Manufacturing,
RMIT

AGENDA

8:50

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

Prof Giselle Rampersad, Director, Centre for Defence Engineering Research and Training, Flinders University

9:00

Government Address| Victorian advanced manufacturing: harnessing local and global defence opportunities

  • An overview of key industry domains in Victoria, including in the areas of land, aerospace, maritime, AI, robotics and hypersonics
  • The need to continue building stronger supply chains, with an emphasis on conditional Tier 1 suppliers based in Victoria
  • The importance of ongoing skilling in training, including in STEM, as well as investment in advanced technologies research

John O’Callaghan, Chair, Defence Council Victoria

9:30

CSIRO Address| Assisting SMEs to drive innovation in the Defence Sector – CSIRO SME Connect

  • Facilitating R&D partnerships
  • Training for SMEs – Innovate to Grow
  • Success stories

Dr George Feast, Deputy Director, SME Connect, CSIRO Services

10:00

Case Study: The use of Advanced Manufacturing for high-value, complex components on major projects

  • Utilising Advanced Manufacturing expertise to access global supply chains (F-35, Collins Class)
  • Investing in facilities, technology, training and staffing to improve capability and delivery
  • Long-term planning and managing company growth to mitigate supply chain risk

Craig Maynard, General Manager, Axiom Precision Manufacturing

10:30

Case Study: Leveraging 3D printing to solve the challenges in Defence

  • How 3D printing is being used around the world to enhance Defence Capability
  • Where 3D printing can add the most value in Defence contracts
  • Day-to-day and long-term challenges facing the evolution of 3D printing for military use

Jason Miller, Program Manager Aviation, Defence & Space Amaero International

11:00

Morning tea

11:30

Case Study: Additive manufacturing in future Ballistic Protection

  • Discovering light-weight titanium as a viable option for military vehicle armour
  • How advances in additive manufacturing processes and post-manufacturer heat treatment help offset high costs of using titanium
  • Overcoming numerous technical difficulties to achieve the desired performance

Dr Alex Medvedev, Research Fellow, Centre for Additive Manufacturing, RMIT

12:00

Case Study: Developing Advanced Defence Protective Equipment

  • CSIRO’s partnership with EPE and Boron Molecular to protect against chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear contaminants
  • Devising a single cannister to protect breathing utilising new materials and technologies
  • Using metal organic frameworks rather than carbon-based absorbents to provide enhanced protection

Oliver Hutt, CEO, Boron Molecular

12:30

Analysis: Human Factors in Advance Manufacturing Defence projects

  • Key barriers and enablers influencing the uptake of industry 4.0 technologies in defence projects
  • Driving Digital transformation maturity in organisations
  • Skilling and work force development for the future, upskilling the existing workforce and growing the pipeline for successful delivery of defence programs

Prof Giselle Rampersad, Director, Centre for Defence Engineering Research and Training, Flinders University

13:00

Lunch

13:45

Case Study: Expanding our advanced manufacturing industry to meet Defence capability needs

  • How BAE Systems Australia is building on decades of experience to meet Australia’s Guided Weapons and Explosive Ordnance  Enterprise aspirations
  • How the company’s Red Ochre LABS is pioneering advanced technology and future-altering solutions in collaboration with industry, Defence and academia and
  • How industry and Defence can open pathways for innovation and product development that can improve capability, deliver environmentally sustainable practices and make our nation more secure.

Natalie Waldie, Program Manager – Red Ochre Labs, BAE Systems Australia

14:15

Case Study: Successfully diversifying from the automotive to the Defence sector

  • Sustaining an innovative culture through 3 generations
  • Improving competitiveness and reducing risk for the F-35 global supply chain
  • Developing a world-leading high grade titanium casting system for in-service aircraft

Sam Bell, CEO, AW Bell

14:45

Case Study: Successfully upscaling your advanced manufacturing business

  • Growing from one product in one market for one customer to multiple products in multiple markets with many customers
  • Challenges faced and hurdles overcome in the growth phase of the business
  • Finding and developing a skilled workforce

Stephen Faulkner, CEO, PMB Defence

15:15

Afternoon tea

15:45

Case Study: Successful forming an innovative research partnership

  • How the partnership works, its aims and aspirations
  • Leveraging Boeing’s and RMIT’s joint expertise and facilities
  • Developing a new body of knowledge in advanced manufacturing technologies

Prof Calum Drummond, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Innovation), RMIT
Michael Edwards, Director, Boeing Research & Technology, Boeing Australia

16:05

PANEL DISCUSSSION |Effective R&D partnerships in Advanced Manufacturing

  • Creating a successful long-term partnership
  • Successes to date
  • Commercialising the research

Prof Calum Drummond, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Innovation), RMIT
Michael Edwards, Director, Boeing Research & Technology, Boeing Australia
Prof Alan Kin-tak Lau, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Partnership and Digital Innovation), Swinburne University
Moderated by:
Prof Giselle Rampersad, Director, Centre for Defence Engineering Research and Training, Flinders University

16:45

Closing Remarks from the Chair and Networking Drinks

Pricing

*SME is defined as organisation with fewer than 200 employees worldwide, including parent company, regardless of structure.
*Micro SME is defined as organisation with fewer than 50 employees worldwide, including parent company, regardless of structure.

STANDARD
$995

Full Rate

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SME and Defence Rate*
$595

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MICRO SME RATE*
$495

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Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

The ADM Advanced Manufacturing in Defence presents a unique opportunity to showcase your organisation’s capabilities to an engaged high-level audience. To enquire about the sponsorship and exhibition opportunities available at this event in Hobart, please contact:

Andrew Sinkovich
Sponsorship & Exhibition Sales Manager
e: Andrew.Sinkovich@informa.com.au
t: 02 9080 4308

Venue

Langham Hotel, Melbourne
1 Southgate Ave
Southbank VIC 3006
+61 (03) 8696 8888
https://www.langhamhotels.com/en/the-langham/melbourne

Sustainability

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