The next Greater Hunter Makers & Technology Festival will be held at Newcastle Jockey Club on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd September 2018.
Invitations for 2018 exhibitors will be open soon.
2016 exhibitors included:
Advitech Pty Limited is an Australian owned engineering and environmental consultancy with operating centres in New South Wales and Queensland.
Our people work closely with our clients to solve problems, reduce risk, improve efficiencies or achieve compliance.
Our multidisciplinary engineering and environmental consulting services are well respected across the resources, energy, construction, entertainment, government, transport and manufacturing sectors.
Our history dates back over 180 years. We are committed to building lasting partnerships with our customers, shareholders and communities in 34 countries in Australia, New Zealand, throughout Asia and the Pacific, and in the Middle East, Europe and America.
We provide a range of banking and financial products and services to over 9 million customers. We employ over 50,000 people worldwide.
Australian Department of Industry
Our vision is to enable growth and productivity for globally competitive industries.
The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science has four key objectives:
- supporting science and commercialisation
- growing business investment and improving business capability
- streamlining regulation
- building a high performance organisation.
Bib’n Brace Renewed Timbers
Australia has some of the hardest most beautiful timbers in the world. Yet in Sydney alone over 65,000 tonnes of Timber ends up in landfill every year.
Our role at Bib’ n Brace is to match timber waste streams with appropriate products and markets. The result is a win for the environment and a win for our clients.
Approximately 20,000 tonnes of the waste timber is Australian hardwood, every bit as durable as Aluminium or Plastic equivalents (sometimes even more so) with the added benefit of requiring a tiny fraction of the energy to process and get back into use.
The BlueZone Group was formed in 2015 to leverage the synergy of companies operating in diverse markets that shared a common focus on underwater technology, harsh environments and customers with demanding requirements.
The focus of all BlueZone Group companies is the application of world-leading technology to enable operations, science, maintenance and repair to be conducted in underwater or water-based environments. The BlueZone Group brings together the companies in a way that common understanding of technology can be shared with customers in varied markets. By working with customers ranging from science applications in the deep oceans to water infrastructure in busy cites BlueZone companies can leverage the latest ideas and innovations from one market to another. Where the Group has a number of complementary capabilities it can also combine these to offer wider solutions.
Central Coast Industry Connect
Central Coast Industry Connect (CCIC) is the trading name of Manufacturing Connect Limited, a not for profit organisation, that is a passionate and active industry group formed through collaboration between NSW industry bodies and local manufacturing and engineering organisations.
This collaboration combined with its close working relationship with all levels of government, enables CCMC to effectively support Central Coast Manufacturers and facilitate opportunities for the growth and sustainability of our local manufacturing industry.
This collaboration combined with its close working relationship with all levels of government, enables CCMC to effectively support Central Coast Manufacturers and facilitate opportunities for the growth and sustainability of our local manufacturing industry.
Core Electronics has the bits and pieces for your next project. We are located in the heart of Newcastle and stock products from maker’s favourite brands such as Sparkfun, Adafruit and Lulzbot. We’re powered by makers, for makers.
At CSIRO, we do the extraordinary every day. We innovate for tomorrow and help improve today – for our customers, all Australians and the world.
Our value to the Australian economy is massive. Even just considering six CSIRO contributions, the Australian economy reaps $5 billion a year in benefits from the Australian Animal Health Laboratory, our work in cotton, our longwall mining technology, our Opticool energy control system, our Novacq prawn feed, and our water resource assessment work.
With more than 1,800 patents, we are Australia’s largest patent holder. This ever-increasing wealth of intellectual property is a vast source of commercial opportunity and has already resulted in more than 150 spin-off companies, with many more to come.
We are passionate about using design to solve problems and make our lives more prosperous. Together, our capacity to solve bigger, more complex problems increases.
We believe that by using design methods, and a designerly way of thinking, we can make the world more human, breaking down the barriers between technology and human emotions, strengthening our relationship with the world around us and deepening the bonds we share with each other.
Eighteen04 is an inspirational incubator and co-working space for clean tech + smart city based startups in the Hunter Region. Located in Newcastle, we provide a physical and cultural space to foster collaboration and networking for tech entrepreneurs.
The aim of Eighteen04 Inc. is to support early stage startup seeking to transform our energy economy, environment and build smart and sustainable cities. Smart cities is about enabling data to inform, guide and revitalise the way urban systems add to human development and includes energy, transport, health, access to markets, public services, and governance.
Elite Robotics was founded on our passion for innovation and technology. Our vision is to share this passion with you by creating a line of robotic solutions to help enrich your life. We understand that as the world becomes more complex you need products that remove undesirable tasks from your life.
Our goal is to simplify your style of living and give you more time to spend doing the things you love. Everyone wants a neatly mowed lawn but no one wants to do it. This is where we come in. With your support we can bring automation to your home and give you back your time.
Engineers Australia is the national forum for the advancement of engineering and the professional development of our members. With over 100,000 members embracing all disciplines of the engineering team, Engineers Australia is the largest and most diverse professional body for engineers in Australia.
Gloucester Business Chamber
Gloucester Business Chamber is committed to improving the community of Gloucester through communication, promotion of employment opportunities and quality of lifestyle.
This will be achieved through the encouragement, development and support of business and industry which meets all the environmental and statutory guidelines of Federal, State and Local Governments.
The Gloucester Chamber is committed to customer satisfaction, quality of service and fulfilling the needs of the community. The Chamber will involve, inform and heed the community, whilst collectively endeavouring to make the Gloucester Shire foremost in the region.
Greeneye Industrial Design
Good design solves problems and great design provides opportunities. Greeneye industrial design offers a highly innovative design service that aims to deliver beyond expectation.
A passion for design, inventive thinking and a diverse background enable a solution focused process to deliver creative and practical solutions.
Hedweld Group of Companies has established itself as a world leader in the design and manufacture of mining and safety equipment, known for its Trilift range of component handling equipment and the Safe-Away range of access systems.
All stages of product development, from initial concept design through to final manufacture are carried out at the company’s Mt Thorley facilities. From Mt Thorley the products are distributed to customers globally. While both employees and subcontractors are used for manufacture and assembly stages of production, all products undergo final quality checks by Hedweld before packaging and dispatch.
Hover UAV is an Australian owned company specialising in high quality precision aerial imaging solutions using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and sensor innovations.
We are known for our professionalism and dedication to improving safety, mitigating risk whilst increasing productivity and reducing operating costs for our clients through the use of new technology.
If you have identified a need within your own business; have seen an opportunity in the market for a product that either doesn’t exist or is prohibitively expensive or are simply looking to increase your market share; Hummingbird Electronics would like to discuss your opportunity with you. With an ever increasing range of standard products and the capability to produce new products quickly, Hummingbird Electronics is looking to partner with leading distributors to achieve mutual growth.
The HMS Group of Companies Australia consist of HMS Equipment, HMS Servicing, HMS (Howard) Mining and Aspire Training & Development. We are a proudly Australian owned group of companies providing leading solutions to mining and industry.
HMS Equipment’s star product, the HMS200 Mini Loader, winner of the NSW Mining Suppliers Award, Hunter Manufacturing Award and Best New Product Award at this year’s Diesel, Dirt & Turf Expo, represents the avant‐garde in low‐access, confined space and hazardous area loading equipment; and is testament to the culture of innovation and passion within the HMS Group.
Our RTO – Aspire Training & Development – offers a range of courses including; Forklift Truck & First Aid; RSA / RCG; Aged Care; Health Administration; Human Resources; Leadership; Business & Management. Working closely with the New South Wales Government to offer subsidised training and workplace traineeships under the Smart and Skilled program.
Hunter River School
Hunter River Community School prides itself as a model of best practice in the education of students with special needs. All members of the learning support team are involved in a collaborative process to develop educational programs which satisfy individual needs and learning styles of students. The school provides an environment in which positive learning enhances self esteem and personal growth. Quality education programs across all curriculum areas are presented in attractive and stimulating learning environments. A wide range of opportunities for our students to participate in sport, arts and crafts, music and community based activities ensures an appropriate balance to the curriculum.
Hunter Trade College
We are a Year 11/12 senior high school where students study for both a Higher School Certificate and nationally accredited technical trade competencies.
- We provide a great start for a trade career in the Automotive, Construction, Electrical and Metal trades.
- Our staff are qualified, experienced and caring. They give expert guidance in the trade skills required and the academic subjects of English Studies, General Maths and Computer Applications.
- The College has been purpose built with modern education facilities onsite.
- Our facilities are state of the art. Over $6m has been invested in making sure that students have the best equipment and training rooms.
- We have extensive connections with Hunter employers so that our students can gain industry experience and increase their chances of employment after HSC graduation
InGear Engineering was originally incorporated in 2005 to formalise the experience, qualifications and reputation of the stakeholders in the selection, supply, installation, commissioning, service and thru life time support of Heavy Duty Industrial Gearboxes, Fluid Couplings, Electric Motors and complete Conveyor Drive Assemblies.
Joy Global Inc. is a worldwide leader in high-productivity mining solutions. Through our market-leading surface and underground business segments, we manufacture and market equipment and services for the mining industry.
Our products and related services are used extensively for the mining of energy, industrial, and hard rock minerals
J&S Engineering & Maintenance
J and S Engineering & Maintenance is a family owned company operating out of Maitland in the Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia.
Our areas of specialty are:
Supply and reclamation of a full range of Drill Consumables for Blasthole Drills
- Complete Rebuild service for Under Carriage Components for Heavy Earthmoving and Mining Equipment
- Overhauling Dragline and Shovel Buckets, also large Excavator and Loader Buckets
- Extensive CNC/Manual Machine shop
- Major Fabricating Weld Reclamation Facility and Machinery
- Blasting Services
Jubilee Spring Co Pty Ltd (Jubilee Springs), was established in 1938 and we have been spring manufacturers in Australia for over 75 years. We design and manufacture compression, tension and torsion springs, wire shapes and flat pressings in both ferrous and non-ferrous materials.
Our customers range from small businesses to large enterprises, both nationally and internationally. As a 100% Australian owned and operated business, we have built a solid reputation on our hard work, our reliability and on our integrity.
For in excess of 90 years Kings Engineering has assisted the mining, transport, power, electrical, aluminium, agriculture, construction, rail, manufacturing and food processing industries. If it is made of metal or has moving parts, we can probably help. Our business success is underpinned by a strong commitment to Work Health & Safety, Quality and of course, our customers.
We operate a comprehensive safety system, in line with the requirements of AS/NZS 4801 which forms part of our Integrated Business Management System and means that both safety and quality are completely assured. Our system is fully certified to AS/NZS ISO 9001.
Self-testing Height Safety Fall Protection Systems.
Innovative, state of the art solutions for meeting life and rescue needs in high risk working environments.
Livetools, an Australian owned company specialising in providing high quality tooling solutions for machine shops.
Livetools has Australian based manufacturing plants producing world leading solid carbide end mills to both domestic and international markets.
Livetools can manufacture special tooling in HSS, solid carbide and brazed-in carbide.
Livetools only stocks the best brands that have been tried and tested in the tough Australian market on applications ranging from aerospace to automotive and jobbing shops.
Loxford Fabrications Pty Ltd. has a large catalogue of fittings and manifolds and can also develop products to the customer’s required specification as well as providing refurbishment of existing pipes, manifolds and fittings.
Shouldered fittings and manifolds are our highest selling products. We also make roll grooved, flanged and threaded products.
Maitland Grossman High School
Maitland Grossmann High School is one of the four oldest high schools in NSW. The school has a strong Council and supportive Parents’ and Citizens’ Association. It has a reputation in the community in the following areas: Academic achievement; Quality creative and performing arts; Excellence in sport; Caring student welfare; and highly effective behaviour management strategies. The school aims to provide all our students with a quality, comprehensive education in a caring, learning environment.
Maxwell Engineering Pty Ltd is a fully Australian owned private company, established in 1980. We are fully committed to providing a specialised engineering service to industries via our expertise in light to heavy steel fabrication, machining, assembly, labour hire and contract maintenance.
Our continuous commitment to the development of new skills, techniques and facilities, equips us to meet the requirements of a market that is increasingly demanding. The long term experience which we have gained has endowed us with the stability and expertise which enables us to produce both large and small projects, ranging from the basic to the technically complex and involving individual components or major sections.
NSW Department of Industry
The NSW Department of Industry, Skills and Regional Development (known as the NSW Department of Industry) leads the state government’s contribution to making NSW:
- a fertile place to invest and to produce goods and services, and thereby
- create jobs and opportunities for our citizens
We support all areas of economic activity where NSW has competitive strengths. We also have responsibilities for:
- skill formation and development to match industry demand
- partnering with stakeholders in stewardship and sustainable use of the state’s natural resources; and
- supporting economic growth in the regions.
Our strategies are built on close relationships to understand industry’s needs. We deliver a wide range of training and specialist advisory services; and we help to secure efficient and dependable government decision-making that contributes to business confidence.
Obelisk Systems is an Australian-based Aerospace hardware and Education company with a specialty in Cubesat modules, development tools, design platforms and STEM education systems. Our hardware and software is built to the highest standards and designed to be robust, powerful and of course, easy to use.
At Open, we manufacture Australia’s most popular brand of custom made shutters, louvres and screens.
For over 20 years, we’ve been the first choice of architects and designers in timber shutters, louvres & screens. We’re Australia’s most awarded shutter maker and we make it all in NSW, on the Central Coast. You can mix and match from our range of components to make the product that’s right for you.
Port Hunter Conveyors (PHC)
Our experience spans over 30 years of partnering with mining, quarrying, chemical, petroleum, pharmaceutical, food, glass, and many more processing and manufacturing industries.
If asset protection and efficient conveying of materials is vital to your business, then the PHC Group has a solution for you.
PwC is one of Australia’s leading professional services firms, bringing the power of our global network of firms to help Australian businesses, not-for-profit organisations and governments assess their performance and improve the way they work. Having grown from a one-man Melbourne accountancy practice in 1874 to the worldwide merger of Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand in 1998, PwC Australia now employs more than 6,000 people.
Quarry Mining has been a leading supplier in the design and manufacture of high quality drilling equipment for 30 years. All our products are manufactured to the most rigorous specifications to stand up under even the toughest conditions.
We have an around the clock service promise, so we are always on the job with you, ready to meet any challenge you face.
- Underground Coal Mine Drilling Consumables
- Top Hammer Products
- Button Bit Sharpening
- Testing Trailing & Reporting
- Onsite Training
- Pneumatic equipment hire & accessories
RDA Hunter is the leading economic development agency in the most dynamic and diverse regions in Australia.
RDA Hunter was established in 2009 and today leads the way in which the region interacts with others in Australia and with world markets with interests in the Hunter.
RDA Hunter works to strengthen the Hunter as a competitive and modern metropolitan centre of excellence.
It does this by securing funds for regionally significant infrastructure projects, providing effective connectivity between industry, education and the wider region economy and by driving investment to the Hunter region.
The work of RDA Hunter has delivered more than $200 million in critical infrastructure, an innovative educational skills pathway project for school students and, through its commitment to innovation, it is the leader in developing the region’s innovative capabilities.
We are Revolution Racing, a team of four bright, dedicated and passionate young adults competing in the F1 in Schools Competition. This competition is an international multi-disciplinary challenge where students as young as 9 compete in the worlds largest STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) competition. Yearly 20 million students from 40 countries compete for the ultimate goal of reaching the world finals and that signature Bernie Ecclestone trophy. The competition itself requires us to design, develop, test and race a miniature Formula 1 race car that is powered by a Co2 gas canister down a 20 metre track. We are also required to build our team and establish our brand within the local and engineering communities. We then present a verbal presentation, have interviews with industry professionals and construct and present a pit display.
We Revolution Racing have been in this competition for five years now building upon but not achieving our ultimate goal of reaching the world finals. We have qualified for the Australian National Finals for the last two years placing sixth in the country. We are all extremely proud of what we have achieved but are going all out for our last season hoping on qualifying for the world finals. Our team consists of four members, Liam Whiteley who is the Team Manager and Design Engineer, Daniel Lambkin who is the Graphics Designer, Jack Stephenson who is the Portfolio Designer and Connor Minchinton who is the teams Resource Manager. As a team we are motivated to work cohesively as a unit to undertake and achieve all criteria, maximizing our marks.
Specialists in Metal Fabrication and General Engineering, based in Gateshead, Newcastle New South Wales.
Our capabilities and skills vary from light sheet metal work in stainless steel, mild steel and aluminium, to heavy fabrication in the same materials. Our team includes fitters, sheet metal workers, boilermakers and welders supported by a well organised and experienced management team.
Operating since 1930, RR Taylor Pty Ltd is a privately-owned medium-sized production engineering company.
More than your local machine shop, we specialise in providing manufacturing solutions which may include machining of precision components through to the assembly, warehousing and distribution of finished product.
Our company is also a known leader in the adoption of computer-aided systems within all facets of its manufacturing and commercial operations, and has attained Quality Certification to ensure all procedures and processes are compliant with the ISO 9001:2008 standard.
RR Taylor is firmly committed to ongoing customer satisfaction and the strengthening of new and longstanding business relationships. We continually strive to improve our processes and at the same time, add value and quality to all our valued customers.
Industrial UAVs For Industrial Applications
The Titan has been designed and manufactured for real-world commercial use. Comprising primarily of carbon fibre, the frame is light yet rugged. The Unique design can be packed down into the boot of most vehicles, making it easy to take to any job. The Titan has a quick release payload system making it suitable for numerous applications. It’s made for real work, helping add value to your business.
The RotacasterTM wheels provide full 360° mobility without the need to change direction or orientation. Its use can open the door for products that provide new levels of safety, ease of use and productivity. Power driven or free spinning; Rotacasters are ideal for conveyor transfer, robotic and floor wheel applications. Rotacaster is the only multi-directional wheel technology developed primarily as an industrial and commercial floor wheel.
Schneider Electric develops connected technologies and solutions to manage energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. The Group invests in R&D in order to sustain innovation and differentiation, with a strong commitment to sustainable development.
St Mary’s High School
We stand on the threshold of a “new beginning” as a comprehensive Year 7 to 12 Catholic high school. A “new beginning” is an opportune time to pause and reflect on our history as a Catholic school community founded in 1964, in the finest traditions of the Sisters of St Joseph. It also provides the opportunity to deepen our understanding and appreciation of the immense sacrifices made by so many families, teacher support and teaching staff, especially the members of our founding order, the Josephite sisters, to gift current community members with the wonderful legacy we have today.
The essence of any community lies in the quality of its people, and their commitment to exercising a generative spirit in order to become more than they currently are. Beginning in 1964 incredibly generous, caring and visionary people embraced the role of servants, ‘in community’, to establish the foundations which are now enabling the transition to a renewed vision of our school community, as a Year 7-12 Catholic high school in 2018-2019.
St Philips Christian College
St Philip’s Christian College is a leading Christian independent school group in the Hunter Region catering for over 3500 students from babies and preschool through to Year 12. The College spans across six schools and prides itself in offering a high standard of education with innovative teaching techniques and state-of-the-art facilities. Staff at St Philip’s Christian College are dedicated to working alongside each student to draw out their God-given potential and equip them with the tools to succeed not only through their schooling career but through their life.
Catalyst for Lean & Agile operations, empowering productivity, reducing expenditure, and enabling controlled Growth, Teamwork & Profitability.
We know that there is a heavy cost involved in managing all this activity in Australia, yet huge benefits are gained through collaboration in easy to use systems. Productivity gains and reduced marketing, compliance and supply relationship costs is the way forward for businesses to thrive. SupplyTorque is here to help you reduce your costs and regain control across all aspects of your Supply Chain so contact us for an initial discussion to examine where the best opportunities lie for you.
Training Services NSW
Training Services NSW in the NSW Department of Industry is responsible for government-funded vocational education and training (VET) in NSW.
The NSW Department of Industry leads strategic policy, planning, funding, regulation and advice on VET to support economic, regional and community development.
Training Services NSW is responsible for the implementation of funded programs, including Smart and Skilled, apprenticeships and traineeships and adult and community education. It undertakes contract management of approved Smart and Skilled training providers and implements quality assurance and performance monitoring to achieve the best possible outcomes for students.
It also offers a one-stop shop for vocational education advice, information and services in NSW.
T.W. Woods Construction in NSW is highly respected by its customers and peers, for our level of commitment and traditional values when it comes to service and quality.
With more than 50 years established as the expert in heavy engineering and steel fabrication, we have proudly had numerous industry leaders among our repeat clients. In our time we have consistently pioneered the development of practical solutions to meet the unique demands of local and international engineering and manufacturing clients.
As a leading provider of quality training, Hunter TAFE has supplied the region’s manufacturing and engineering sector with highly-skilled and job-ready graduates for over 120 years.
Hunter TAFE teachers continue to forge strong partnerships with business to deliver teaching programs that are leading industry standards. Our highly experienced teaching staff bring levels of innovative thinking to the classroom that delivers standout graduates. Both the high rate of employment of our graduates and the excellent reputation of Hunter TAFE alumni attest to the quality of Hunter TAFE training.
The exceptional quality of our graduates was recently recognised on the national stage when Hunter TAFE was awarded the prestigious Evatt Shield, having gained the best overall score for all regions across Australia in the WorldSkills Australia National Competition 2016.
Hunter TAFE provides a diverse range of career-orientated programs including short courses, TAFE programs for school students, certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas and degrees in industry areas that are not catered for at traditional universities or smaller training organisations. Hunter TAFE offers flexible delivery options that continue to be responsive to market demands and relevant to the workplace while utilising cutting-edge technology.
University of Newcastle
WHERE KNOWLEDGE IS CREATED AND SHARED
Built on the principles of equity, excellence and engagement, the University of Newcastle has a reputation as a world-class institution making an impact within its own region, throughout Australia and across the globe.
Our research is world-class and diverse. Our degree programs are internationally recognised and our partnerships and collaborations drive innovation. Our alumni are leaders and our students are preparing to make a difference in the world.
We are ranked in the top three per cent of universities world-wide and we have only just turned 50.
Varley was established in 1886 and is one the Hunter’s oldest and most advanced engineering and manufacturing companies.
Throughout its long history, Varley has steadily grown and diversified to provide a comprehensive range of first class products, service and workmanship to many major industries.
The Varley Group’s ability to transform customer ideas into reality has earned the company a competitive reputation as a provider of innovative turnkey solutions and unsurpassed service, on local, national and international stages.
Varley’s current customer base is wide-ranging across an international stage, from individuals to governments and global corporations. Similarly, the products and services offered by Varley are vastly diverse.
Current manufacturing projects include custom emergency service, health, education and rescue vehicles, defence ambulances and arms storage facilities, industrial and recreational electric vehicles, power plant restorations and rail maintenance works.
Virtual Perspective is an innovative technology company based in Newcastle, NSW. Using the latest cutting edge virtual reality, video games, smart phone and tablet technology, Virtual Perspective designs and creates custom interactive and immersive simulation software for almost any organisation or industry.
Our focus is producing high quality interactive Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality software, revolutionising the world of visualisation, training, and experiential learning.
For over twenty years WesTrac has set the benchmark in equipment management, providing customers across Western Australia, New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory and north-east China with award winning support across the mining, construction and transport industries.
As one of the largest authorised Caterpillar dealers in the world, WesTrac provides customers with a wide array of machinery and construction equipment as well as a comprehensive whole-of-life management solution designed to make owning and operating equipment as easy, profitable and safe as possible – from selection and finance through to maintenance and resale.
West Wallsend High School
West Wallsend High School is a co-educational, comprehensive, community focused school, which supports and encourages students to achieve their full potential. We are a wonderful community focused school which serves a proud local area.