Nudgee advanced manufacturers to reveal secrets of success

Two of Nudgee’s leading advanced manufacturers are set to open their doors to the public this month, giving business peers and curious minds the chance to learn about the local manufacturing innovations making a big stamp on the market.

Urban Art Projects (UAP) in Northgate will demonstrate their use of robotics and vision systems for design-led manufacturing Wednesday 22 May, 10am.

Watkins Steel in Banyo will provide guided tours at Tuesday 21 May, 5pm and Thursday 23 May, 4pm, demonstrating how they’ve embraced robotics and augmented reality for design and quality assurance.

The events are part of the Palaszczuk Government’s Inside Advanced Manufacturing series, which is running statewide 20-24 May and offers behind-the-scenes, expert-guided facility tours, showcasing the new techniques and technologies transforming the sector.

Member for Nudgee Leanne Linard commended UAP and Watkins Steel for sharing their knowledge and expertise with others.

“UAP is a first-class manufacturer employing more than 200 people worldwide, with studios and workshops in Brisbane, New York and Shanghai, and global satellite offices in Melbourne, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Singapore and Dubai,” Ms Linard said.

“Watkins Steel, meanwhile, is a family-owned steel fabrication company and over time have progressed to technology-based processes such as advanced robotics, 3D laser scanning and augmented reality.

“Both these businesses are at the forefront when it comes to next-generation manufacturing in this state.

“Inside Advanced Manufacturing celebrates the best of the sector right across Queensland, and it’s fantastic these great local operations are involved in this initiative.”

Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick said the Palaszczuk Government is committed to ensuring Queensland manufacturers have the support they need to grow locally and extend their reach globally.

“Since we launched our Advanced Manufacturing 10-Year Roadmap and Action Plan in 2016, we have made significant progress in bringing new advanced manufacturing jobs, innovation and opportunities to Queensland,” Mr Dick said.

“Manufacturing is vital to growing and diversifying our state’s economy and creating the jobs of the future, and our government is pleased to help shine a light on the local businesses who are innovating in Queensland and employing more Queenslanders.”

Both these events are now full, however, you can go on the waiting list by visiting Inside Advanced Manufacturing.


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