Innovative Manufacturing and Materials Programme

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The Innovative Manufacturing and Materials Programme welcomes your attendance and participation in our insightful events held throughout the year. A list of past events is also provided.

Tech Tuesday Forum for Innovative Manufacturers

Problem-solving with Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things




Tuesday 6 March 2018 | 5 - 7pm (Nibbles and drinks will be served)


Spaces are limited. RSVP HERE



University of Auckland, Newmarket Campus Seminar Room (902.402)

Free parking via Gate 3, 306 Khyber Pass Road (please register your vehicle at reception to avoid towing)



Professor Xun Xu and Doctor Ray Zhong



New revolutions such as Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things have been lauded to bring major changes to our manufacturing environments. However, technological complexities mean that the right expertise is necessary to ensure efficiency, accuracy, and usefulness of ‘smart’ equipment and data. Professor Xun Xu and Dr Ray Zhong will deliver back-to-back talks on the possibilities these technologies have for our manufacturing industry and New Zealand SMEs. Topics covered will include:
  • An overview of Industry 4.0 and its implications on various technologies, from cybersecurity to augmented reality
  • Case studies in local manufacturing and what opportunities are available: applications, useful data collection/visualisation and analysis
  • Hands-on demonstrations of working components to illustrate what technological solutions are already in place, such as RFID and Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs)
Man with lasers. Tech Tuesday Business Breakfasts

More about the Innovative Manufacturing and Materials Programme

The Innovative Manufacturing and Materials Programme can help you to develop successful new products and services and increase profitability through ideas generation, technology development and innovation implementation.

As a part of the IMM Programme, we host an exciting calendar of industry events throughout the year. These events offer innovative and novel insights into design, manufacturing efficiency, processing technology, and materials science.

By attending our events, you will become a part of an ongoing dialogue between industry experts, academics, and anyone with a stake in the future of New Zealand’s innovative manufacturing and design sector.


OUR NEXT EVENT will be a Tech Tuesday Forum for Innovative Manufacturers on 6 March 2018, an evening event commencing at 5.00pm on our Newmarket Campus



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