News & Updates

April 17, 2018

2016 Makers Festival – Review

The objectives of the Makers Festival were to: Lift the spirits of local manufacturers; Change the perceptions of our local community about modern manufacturing; Demonstrate the strength of the teaching and research relationships with industry; and Showcase our manufacturing and technology capabilities to generate new business. Importantly it brought together what some people see as the “old world” of making with the “new world” of ideas and both need each other. The festival substantially met all of these objectives with very high satisfaction ratings by exhibitors and business and general visitors. The numbers are impressive with: 65 exhibitor stalls 200 […]
April 14, 2018

2016 – Saturday Events Visitors Brochure

The Visitors Brochure is provided below as a reference to for the program of events that happened on Saturday 12th November 2016. Download – 2016 Greater Hunter Makers Festival – Saturday Visitors Brochure  
April 6, 2018

Report to Exhibitors, Sponsors, Volunteers and Speakers 24th November 2016

Report to Exhibitors, Sponsors, Volunteers and Speakers 24th November 2016 Download the post-event report.
November 3, 2016

Making a difference; diversifying to thrive.

Manufacturing is no stranger to fluctuating markets and the challenges of globalisation. The core markets many companies once depended on are now unreliable. So what does it take to stay competitive and get ahead in this new climate? Kate Fagan from the NSW Energy and Resources Knowledge Hub speaks to Rod Murphy of R&R Murphy to find out. On a sunny day in Australian cities, you can look to the roof tops and find people enjoying gardens built into their terrace roofs. These private little pieces of paradise were not structurally possible in years gone by, but are now a […]