Please find below a wealth of valuable information and resources concerning our industry and the workplace, as well as various useful services available to your business. You will need to be an AMTIL Member to have access the AMTIL Member Hotspots.

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November 2017

(Industry) Machine Tool Import Statistics - SEPTEMBER Import Stats are in!
AMTIL have been disseminating Australian machine tool import statistics from the Australian Bureau of Statistics for some years. We have been able to consolidate the years from 2007 to now. AMTIL members can log in to our website and download

(Opportunity) Raytheon wants YOU!
Raytheon Australia has launched a supplier portal for the LAND 19 Phase 7B program, and is calling on Australian small to medium enterprises (SMEs) to participate in the project. A successful local defence industry depends upon strong partnerships between businesses large and small.  Read more

(Workplace) – Help needed for our possible new entrants
Structured work place learning is your chance to give somebody a chance. Many of you have links to your local secondary schools, and some of you don’t know where to start. This is a Victorian government advertisement, but other states will have similar. Read more

Networking – Learn from talented Industry 4.0 experts

Following on from the highly successful Digitalisation Pavilion at AMTIL’s recent Austech exhibition, places at the upcoming AMTIL National Conference are filling fast. This is your last chance to book. Focussed on Industry 4 and Digitalisation this conference will take place next Tuesday 14th November.  Register Today

(Networking) Take advantage of AMTIL’s upcoming Events!

AMTIL continues to build a solid framework of events for you to take advantage of. So don’t wait until tomorrow. Get onto our website now and register for one or more events, there are plenty of excellent value to choose from. For all information click through to the website HERE.


October 2017

(Industry) Machine Tool Import Statistics - AUGUST Import Stats are in!
AMTIL have been disseminating Australian machine tool import statistics from the Australian Bureau of Statistics for some years. We have been able to consolidate the years from 2007 to now. AMTIL members can log in to our website and download

(Opportunity) Raytheon wants YOU!
Raytheon Australia has launched a supplier portal for the LAND 19 Phase 7B program, and is calling on Australian small to medium enterprises (SMEs) to participate in the project.
A successful local defence industry depends upon strong partnerships between businesses large and small.  Read more

(Opportunity) Work packages are available
AMTIL has been an advocate for the Industry Capability Network (ICN) for many years and over that time we have seen a move toward breaking down some of the major projects into work packages our Australian SME’s can handle. In this instance ICN is keen to hear from businesses Read more

September 2017

(Industry) Machine Tool Import Statistics - JULY Import Stats are in!
AMTIL have been disseminating Australian machine tool import statistics from the Australian Bureau of Statistics for some years. We have been able to consolidate the years from 2007 to now. AMTIL members can log in to our website and download

(Networking) – AFL coaching legend David Parkin at AMTIL
Start your day with some really important insights about Life: The importance of balance in the life of a business entrepreneur. We are inviting you to an AGM breakfast and David Parkin is with us.  To register for breakfast with David and the AGM click HERE.

(Opportunity) – Do you want to be seen?
AMTIL provides all its members with a few really good vehicles to use for promotion of their businesses. Marketing your business and the promotional strategies you use really should go hand in hand. Now as you know promotion is like shouting out to the world, “Here I am and look at what we do, look at what we sell, and how we can help you”. It is your loudspeaker, broadcasting to your target audience. Brand, product, or service awareness. For our 2018 Media Kit click HERE and download.

(Opportunity) – The British Consulate-General extends an invitation
The Australian British Chamber of Commerce is hosting an advanced manufacturing lunch on 11 October at which industry leaders from Australia and the UK will discuss the opportunities and challenges facing Australian manufacturing, explore the UK experience in this space and discuss potential opportunities for Aussie businesses in the UK market. For more information, click HERE.

(Industry) – Doing business in defense
The Victorian Defence Procurement Office (VDPO) will be conducting a number of regional half-day workshops which will be highly focused and designed to assist those looking to enter or grow their presence in the Defence sector. For more information, click HERE.

(Service) – Competition for Technically Minded Professionals
This is for Engineers, ICT, Scientists and Technically Minded Professionals who apply a logical and rational decision making process to influence others. As an AMTIL member we are offering you the opportunity to win one of four (4) complimentary places to NegotiationWise® Decrypting Influencing for Engineers training program on 26 Oct 2017 in Melbourne, valued at $1,595. See how to enter HERE.

(Opportunity) – Calling all medical device manufacturers
  • This client is sourcing a manufacturer that can assist with their medical device currently under development. They are looking to use  CFR-PEEK via injection moulding and are seeking expressions of interest. For more information, click HERE.
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  • (Opportunity) – Calling all medical device manufacturers
  • This client is sourcing a manufacturer that can assist with their medical device currently under development. They are looking to use  CFR-PEEK via injection moulding and are seeking expressions of interest. For more information, click HERE.

August 2017

(INDUSTRY) Machine Tool Import Statistics - JUNE Import Stats are in!
AMTIL have been disseminating Australian machine tool import statistics from the Australian Bureau of Statistics for some years. We have been able to consolidate the years from 2007 to now. AMTIL members can log in to our website and download

(OPPORTUNITY) Can you drill holes in glass
This client is looking to drill a hole of ø0.5mm, 1mm deep in the end of a glass rod (rounded) ø1mm. If you are able to provide this service please click here to obtain the contact details of the client

(NETWORKING) See what it is all about!
22nd of August….. what are you doing?  The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) is home to some of Australia’s most critical scientific infrastructure. This tour will be a journey into the sub-atomic world and how, using the basic building blocks of our universe, ANSTO researchers are helping solve the big issues surrounding health, climate change and innovation for industry. Read more

(Industry) – WorkSafe prosecution in court?
  • A workplace fatality is a rare, but is a devastating experience for the victim’s family, colleagues and for the employer. Join us for an interactive OHS moot court event which will take you through how a prosecution unfolds, following a workplace fatality. Highly interesting, informative and as real as it can be without being the real deal. For more information, click HERE.
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July 2017

(INDUSTRY) Machine Tool Import Statistics - MAY Import Stats are in!
AMTIL have been disseminating Australian machine tool import statistics from the Australian Bureau of Statistics for some years. We have been able to consolidate the years from 2007 to now. AMTIL members can log in to our website and download

(INDUSTRY) New funding available!
The Advanced Manufacturing Growth Fund provides small and medium enterprises with funding of between $500,000 to $2.5 million, covers up to a third of eligible project costs for capital projects that establish or expand advanced manufacturing activities in Vic & SA. Deadline closes soon, so check it out NOW! Read more

(OPPORTUNITY) Gateway to opportunity
ICN, the Industry Capability Network since their inception have connected companies with more than $30 billion dollars in project contracts. AMTIL wants to alert you all to two current projects. Read more

(INDUSTRY) Do you know what PPRS is?
There has been a law introduced in 2012 that may affect you. Did you know that there is a retention of title clause that no longer protects the seller? Do you sell things on retention of title terms, second hand equipment, hire or lease? Read more

(SERVICE) Are you wage compliant? July changes

Are you aware of the new changes coming into effect 1st July 2017? New minimum wage from 1 July: are your wages compliant? Your AMTIL Service Partner Rigby Cooke Lawyers are here to help. Read more

(OPPORTUNITY) Supply rubber bonded bush
A company requires small volume of rubber bonded bushes in various sizes. If you are interested in this opportunity login to the AMTIL member only area for more details. Read more

(OPPORUNITY) 12 enclosures required.
This client requires the services of our membership to design and manufacture 12 enclosures made from 1.6 mm zinc coated mild steel. If this is of interest to you please click  Read more 

June 2017

(INDUSTRY) Machine Tool Import Statistics - MAY Import Stats are in!
AMTIL have been disseminating Australian machine tool import statistics from the Australian Bureau of Statistics for some years. We have been able to consolidate the years from 2007 to now. AMTIL members can log in to our website and download

(OPPORUNITY) Get on to this now!
HERE’S THE THING. If you want a value-added opportunity to PROMOTE your business in the ‘new financial year’, we really can help. Call Anne on 0400115525 or Read more

(OPPORTUNITY) Expressions of interest sort
This client is looking for high value-add toolmaking companies. Can you design, manufacture and maintain dies and punches.  If you can click HERE to find out how to submit your expression of interest.

(OPPORUNITY) Expanding into the UK/Europe – Learn how
We are seeking expressions of interest from AMTIL members who may be interested in learning more about the opportunities to expand their global footprint into the UK/Europe. Advanced engineering/manufacturing specialist Mark Priest will be in Australia in early November to help AMTIL members learn about the next steps in expanding into this region. Read more

May 2017

(INDUSTRY) Machine Tool Import Statistics - MARCH Import Stats are in!
AMTIL have been disseminating Australian machine tool import statistics from the Australian Bureau of Statistics for some years. We have been able to consolidate the years from 2007 to now. AMTIL members can log in to our website and download

(INDUSTRY) Global Machine Tool Outlook
As you are all aware, AMTIL collect data on local imports from ABS. The following report has been produced by Oxford Economics and provides a detailed account of the machine tool industry worldwide. Read more

(SERVICE) Complimentary one-hour privacy risk consultation
Rigby Cooke Lawyers are one of our Service Partners and provide a full legal service offering. Their team comes with a focus on manufacturers and outcomes. Right now Rigby Cooke Lawyers are offering businesses a complimentary one-hour privacy risk consultation* to help them better understand their privacy obligations Read more

(OPPORTUNITY) Looking for Victorian medical device manufacturer

This client is seeking to find Victorian companies accredited with ISO 13485. The successful manufacturer must have cleanrooms dedicated to moulding and assembly of devices and components. Read more

(OPPORTUNITY) Looking for a product partner
This client is looking for a medium to large business to partner up with for the manufacture of a self-cleaning pool filter. Read more

(SERVICE) Many thanks from a Service Partner
A message from one of our AMTIL exclusive Service Partners: Thank you for visiting our EIF International Freight Stand at AMTIL ‘s Austech Expo here in Melbourne last week. What an absolute pleasure to meet many of our AMTIL members Read more

April 2017

(INDUSTRY) Machine Tool Import Statistics - FEBRUARY Import Stats are in!
AMTIL have been disseminating Australian machine tool import statistics from the Australian Bureau of Statistics for some years. We have been able to consolidate the years from 2007 to now. AMTIL members can log in to our website and download

(OPPORTUNITY) Lets get this back in Australia
This client is trying to “on-shore” the manufacture of a significant shaft. AMTIL cannot send you a drawing as yet as a supplier agreement would need to be obtained prior to releasing engineering details. Read more

(SERVICE) Come on! Another member is saving real money!
As I am sure you are all well and truly away AMTIL have worked hard to support you with services of value. Go to our website and read what Bohler Udderholm said about one of our services. Read more


March 2017

(INDUSTRY) Machine Tool Import Statistics - JANUARY Import Stats are in!
AMTIL have been disseminating Australian machine tool import statistics from the Australian Bureau of Statistics for some years. We have been able to consolidate the years from 2007 to now. AMTIL members can log in to our website and download

(OPPORTUNITY) Waterjet cutting required
This client requires the services of an AMTIL member with the capability to waterjet profile  12 mm thick Hardox steel plate. Volumes vary from 16 to 143 in this order across 7 separate part numbers. Read more

(OPPORTUNITY) Titanium dental bits and pieces
This client requires the services of an AMTIL member with the capability to either mill small volume geometric and organic shapes in titanium, or laser erode titanium or additively (3D print) produce titanium parts for the dental industry. Read more

(OPPORTUNITY) This is a curly one.
We have been approach by a client wishing to start a new product. They need a very light duty mould made for casting a plaster 360 mm diameter sphere in two halves. Read more

February 2017

(INDUSTRY) Machine Tool Import Statistics - DECEMBER Import Stats are in!
AMTIL have been disseminating Australian machine tool import statistics from the Australian Bureau of Statistics for some years. We have been able to consolidate the years from 2007 to now. AMTIL members can log in to our website and download

(INDUSTRY) Austech 2017 in Melbourne – Register Now
Australias premier advanced manufacturing and machine tool exhibition, Austech, is back in Melbourne from 9th – 12th May, 2017. REGISTER TODAY !

(OPPORTUNITY) Aluminium machining required for display product
. There are currently two parts that are required and market testing has been done. Expressions of interest are being sought. Production volumes are reflective of the early stage of market entry they are in and are as follows. Read more

(OPPORTUNITY) Prototype auto parts needed
This client has been through several iteration prototypes and is now ready to have this next done closer to the production designs. This is the first of several rounds of prototypes needed for other projects. Read more

(OPPORTUNITY) Broaden your reach through AMTIL’s Manufacturers Pavilion
The Manufacturer’s Pavilion at Austech 2017 highlights the capabilities of Australia’s precision engineering and advanced manufacturing industry. Only limited stands remaining, so be quick to secure your spot  Read more