Virtual Welding Workshop

DMTC is supporting a workshop on Virtual Welding on 24th and 25th November at the University of Wollongong.  This is a hands on workshop which looks at the use of advanced virtual prototyping to provide and enhanced understanding of the welding process of metals and their behaviour during that process.  The software tools VISUAL and SYSWELD from ESI Group will be used within the course.

This workshop will be conducted by lecturer Dr Lex Mulcahy from Pacific ESI.  Dr Mulcahy is a long time user of virtual prototyping and is involved in several DMTC projects, as well as several CRC-ACS projects, and one ARC project with UNSW.

Please contact Damian McGuckin on 02 8571 0847 for further details.

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DMTC Chairman appointed as TCF Supplier Advocate

Innovation Minister Senator Kim Carr announced yesterday that Mr Tony Quick has been appointed as Supplier Advocate for the textile, clothing and footwear (TCF) industry.

Mr Quick — an expert in international business development and management will champion local textile, clothing and footwear (TCF) firms at home and abroad as part of the Government’s $8.2 million Supplier Advocate program.

“Mr Quick brings a wealth of international and local experience to the role. He currently chairs the Defence Materials Technology Centre, advises my department on defence industry innovation and is a member of the Future Manufacturing Industry Innovation Council,” Senator Carr said.

Read the full media release here.

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Free Robot Training Workshops

AusAMRC in partnership with the DMTC is offering a series of free of charge robot training workshops for industry, utilising the newly established robot facility at Swinburne University of Technology.

Co-sponsored by the Office of Australian Industry Capability (OAIC) at Boeing and the Defence Material Organisation (DMO), training programs are scheduled to take place on:

September 21st–23rd – Automated Inspection & Reverse Engineering via Robotics

October 26th–28th – Automated Feature & Part Picking, Inspection & Reverse Engineering via Robotics

For further information, and to register for either of these workshops, please visit

Robot Training Workshop Flyer

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DMTC welcomes Jane Tisdall

DMTC is pleased to announce that Jane Tisdall has commenced with DMTC in the role of Financial Controller. Jane will be familiar to many DMTC stakeholders, having worked with DMTC through DMTC’s external accountants for a number of years providing a range of services and advice in the finance area. In recent months, Jane has been invaluable in bridging the gap during our search to fill the vacant financial controller position. The selection process was very competitive and DMTC is delighted to have someone on board who knows our business intimately and will undoubtedly make a smooth transition from external part-time to leading our internal finance and accounting functions.

Jane brings with her an extensive private client services background and post-degree public practice certifications. She has now formally commenced with DMTC in the role, so on behalf of the entire DMTC Management Team and Stakeholder community, we warmly welcome Jane to the team.

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