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 below.

FREE Public Lecture - RSVP here

TOPIC: The Next Big Thing for New Zealand?

ABSTRACT: Additive manufacturing (AM) represents a group of technologies and applications that are changing the way organizations think about design and manufacturing. Why should companies in New Zealand care about AM? Industry consultant, author, and speaker Terry Wohlers will address why you may want to consider the technology. AM products and services worldwide grew by 33.5% last year, according to Wohlers Report 2019, an annual study that many refer to as the “bible” of AM and has been published 24 consecutive years. Adoption of the technology continues to pick up steam, but is New Zealand prepared for its impact?

DATE: Thursday 5 DECEMBER 2019

TIME:  Arrival from 5.30pm | 6-7pm (Public Lecture) | Networking and nibbles 7-7.30pm

VENUE: Fisher & Paykel Appliances Auditorium (260.115), Owen G Glenn Building, The University of Auckland

PARKING: Paid parking in the Owen G Glenn Building underground carpark - 12 Grafton Road (near the intersection of Grafton Road and Symonds Street). Once parked, come up in the lift to Level 1, walk through the main building and past the grass area. The entrance is the box-shaped building on the other side of the grass. This should be clearly signposted.

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Terry Wohlers
PRESENTER and BIOGRAPHY:  Terry Wohlers is president of Wohlers Associates, Inc., an independent consulting firm he founded 32 years ago. He has authored 421 books, articles, and technical papers on product development and manufacturing and has delivered 155 keynote presentations on six continents. Wohlers was a featured speaker at manufacturing-related events at the U.S. White House in 2012 and 2014. He has appeared on many television and radio news programs, including Al Jazeera, Bloomberg TV, CNBC, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, and Australia’s Sky News. In 2016, he became an adjunct professor at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. In 2004, he received an Honorary Doctoral Degree of Mechanical Engineering from Central University of Technology in Bloemfontein, South Africa.

Tech Tuesday Forum for Innovative Manufacturers


DATE & TIME: Tuesday FEBRUARY 2020 (Date TBC) | 5.30 - 7.30pm (Nibbles and drinks will be served)

VENUE: University of Auckland, Newmarket Campus Seminar Room (902.402) | Free parking via Gate 3, 314-390 Khyber Pass Road. You may need to press the intercom button at the Gate 3 boom for access. Please sign in and register your vehicle at reception, then proceed upstairs one level to the venue


Associate Professor Christine Woods
PRESENTER:  Dr Christine Woods




Christine is an Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation within the University of Auckland's Faculty of Business and Economics. She currently teaches entrepreneurship at the Undergraduate and Postgraduate level and Maori Entrepreneurship, a component of the Postgraduate Diploma in Maori Business. Her research interests are in the area of family business, SME growth, social entrepreneurship and Maori entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial behaviour.


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 29 October 2019, an evening event commencing at 5.30pm on our Newmarket Campus.




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