Case Study

MTC supporting business with technology

The Manufacturing Technology Centre at Mawson Lakes aims to support businesses to grow and succeed by helping them understand, explore and adopt six key emerging technologies; additive manufacturing, advanced materials, photonics, robotics and automation, digital technologies, and big data. Interactive support for businesses include workshops, seminars and demonstrations, as well as extensive networking opportunities.

Jim Mulligan is production manager of northern-suburbs based company Stair Lock, the largest stair manufacturer Australia. He says the MTC services have been invaluable.

“As a business, remaining competitive is essential. Through the MTC we have received advice about the latest automation technologies which will help us to stay competitive locally, as well as nationally,” Jim said.

“The thing is, often you don’t know what is available out there, in terms of training and advanced technologies. Having the MTC as a central hub of information helps small businesses keep up with the latest trends and opens opportunities you may not have known existed”.

The MTC supports businesses by helping owners and staff understand, explore and adopt six key emerging technologies – additive manufacturing, advanced materials, photonics, robotics and automation, digital technologies, and big data.

A number of workshops, seminars, and demonstrations have been run through the Centre on topics such as advanced technologies in lean business models, 3D printing and nanotechnology. Factory tours at Redarc, Hirotec, and Seeley have enabled industry and small business representatives to see advanced technologies in practice.

“It’s great to have these types of events happening out north, supporting SME companies that employ local people,” Jim said.

“I would definitely encourage businesses to check out the MTC and what is has to offer.”

For more information about the Manufacturing Technologies Centre including opening times, upcoming presentations and tours, visit mtc.sa.gov.au or call Mike Richards on 0401 125 436.