Future Factory in advanced manufacturing to open at Tonsley

A new state-of-the-art hub that will accelerate the adoption of advanced digital technologies by South Australian manufacturers will launch at Flinders at Tonsley this Friday 9 February 2018.

The Tonsley Manufacturing Innovation Hub will provide practical training and real-world research opportunities to industry and the education sector in the implementation of ‘Industry 4.0’ technologies, which are revolutionising the way manufacturers connect with customers and suppliers through internet-based technologies, such as automation, advanced robotics and the Internet of Things.

The centrepiece of new TMI Hub will be a modular ‘Future Factory’ made in Germany by technology giant Festo.

The Future Factory comprises the latest automation, sensor, monitoring and robotic technologies and provides the opportunity for world-class education and training in advanced manufacturing within a research environment.

The TMI Hub as a whole will provide industry and researchers with the technologies to design, visualise and test production processes in a virtual environment to greatly mitigate risk prior to physical production.

The TMI Hub will be officially launched by Minister for Manufacturing and Innovation, Kyam Maher; Vice-Chancellor Professor Colin Stirling; and Chief Executive of the Australian Government CRC for Innovative Manufacturing, David Chuter, at Flinders at Tonsley on Friday.

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