* Please note ALL Hotspots for 2014 are now closed


FEBRUARY 2014

(OPPORTUNITY) AMTIL at EMTE Eastpo in Shanghai CLOSED
AMTIL have a booth at the EMTE Eastpo Exhibition being held in Shanghai from the 14/17 July. We are looking to conduct a trade mission and welcome expressions of interest from members wishing to attend. Limited VIP passes.

(WORKPLACE) Are you aware of obligations in providing pay slips?
Are you aware of your obligations in providing pay slips to your employees. Not providing a pay slip, or providing one that does not meet your legal requirements, may result in a fine for your business.Template” available for download here 

(SERVICES) AMTIL Members save on Insurance
We have negotiated with GWS Insurance an AMTIL rate on any policies requested by members. We have had many of our members comment who have saved significant money on their insurance policies as a result. Read more

(INDUSTRY) Member input AMTIL response to Productivity Commission
The Productivity Commission Position Paper on Australia’s Automotive Manufacturing Industry is available, to read click here . AMTIL are formulating a response and welcome submissions from all AMTIL Members


MARCH 2014

(OPPORTUNITY) Company aiming to develop an inflatable child safety seat. CLOSED
The project mission is to improve child safety when traveling by making it convenient to carry and install proper child seat protection. Materials may require special forming and material welding techniques unique to the material to be supplied.

(WORKPLACE) Change to the Privacy Act take effect from 12th March 2014
Did you know that changes to the Privacy Act took effect on 12th March 2014. To see if you need to comply with the Privacy Act, AMTIL Members can find out more and download the changes. Read more

(OPPORTUNITY) – Aerospace application, titanium casting. CLOSED
A United States based supply chain has indicated a need to find additional companies with an ability to cast in Titanium. The major company operate in the Defence sector.

(OPPORTUNITY) Steel Blocks at a discount CLOSED
AMTIL has been approached by a company that has purchased Thyssen grade steel blocks out of Germany for a job that is not going ahead and they wish to offload the blocks at significant discount. 

(WORKPLACE) World Machine Tool Output & Consumption Survey CLOSED
The latest World Machine Tool Output & Consumption Survey produced by Gardner Research is available free to AMTIL members.

(INDUSTRY) AMTIL Support Australian Technology Competition CLOSED
AMTIL is a supporting partner for the Australian Technology Competition. The competition seeks to find, mentor and develop Australia's best technology companies that have a focus on.

(OPPORTUNITY) AMTIL have a RFQ for some machining work in tool steel CLOSED
An opportunity exists for a small development job that requires some machining work. There are four different size nozzles and quotes are required for sets of ten of each part. This may lead to more significant volumes.

(OPPORTUNITY) Driving Business Innovation CLOSED
Driving Business Innovation is a new $16 million Victorian Government program that supports Victorian businesses to develop new products and services for government customers.

(WORKPLACE) 30th April is the R&D Tax Incentive lodgement deadline CLOSED
Companies should be aware that changes to the registration application process came into effect in Oct 2013. AMTIL have arranged a limited number of Members to receive advice on the R&D Tax Incentive, what can be claimed etc.

(INDUSTRY) Machine Tool Import Statistics
AMTIL have been disseminating Australian machine tool import statistics from the Australian Bureau of Statistics for some years. We have consolidated the years from 2007 to now. AMTIL members can log in and download the statistics file click here.


APRIL 2014

(OPPORTUNITY) Water purification tanks CLOSED
The company AMTIL is talking to is waiting for an order out of PNG but needs to find a local manufacturer with the capability to build mounting support frames and assemble 3,000 litre water processing tanks.

(INDUSTRY) Global Machine Tool Outlook report
On behalf of its members AMTIL has been a part of the development of a global report on machine tool consumption. In terms of a barometer for a country’s manufacturing Login into the members only section here for more information

(OPPORTUNITY) – Call for expression of interest. CLOSED
An associate of AMTIL as asked that we contact our members and seek expressions of interest in the support of manufacturing a food processing machine.

(OPPORTUNITY) AMTIL has formed an Additive Manufacturing Network
AMTIL is making sure additive manufacturing technology does not slip away and become one of those things we remember in the future as “we should have made that happen”. To that end AMTIL has developed an Additive Manufacturing  Read more

(INDUSTRY) AMTIL at National Manufacturing Week CLOSED
AMTIL will have a booth at the National Manufacturing Week (NMW) exhibition to be held at Sydney Olympic Park 13th to 16th of May. If you are visiting the exhibition please come along and say hello.

(WORKPLACE) 30th April is the R&D Tax Incentive lodgement deadline
Companies should be aware that changes to the registration application process came into effect in Oct 2013. AMTIL have arranged a limited number of Members to receive advice on the R&D Tax Incentive, what can be claimed etc . Read more

(WORKPLACE) New privacy laws. They might just affect YOU! CLOSED
Does your business have an annual turnover of greater than $3 million and: collect and hold any information about people?, use external IT providers, off-site data storage and/or cloud computing?

(INDUSTRY) ManufactureLink Listing
We encourage all AMTIL members to visit their ManufactureLink showcases to ensure that it is up to date and fresh. You can add social media channels and images in your gallery. If you need help just call us on 03 9800 3666 or visit ManufactureLink

(SERVICES) Cutting your non-core operation costs
Every business wants to keeps its costs down, and AMTIL is no different. Recently, we slashed the electricity bills for our office by 15% and AMTIL Members have the power to do the same. To find out more about Expense Check, please login HERE

(OPPORTUNITY) Low volume 304 Stainless Steel castings required. CLOSED
Company is looking for a supplier of 304 stainless steel parts as per the attachments in the AMTIL Members only area.


MAY 2014

(OPPORTUNITY) AMTIL has formed an additive manufacturing network-  the HUB
AMTIL is making sure additive manufacturing technology does not slip away and become one of those things we remember in the future as “we should have made that happen”. To that end AMTIL has developed a network to provide focus, Read more

(NETWORKING) AMTIL Members invited to MEIA Awards Dinner CLOSED
The MEIA Awards Dinner is being held at the Bankstown Sports Club on Friday 20th June. MEIA are offering AMTIL Member at the same rate as MEIA members.

(INDUSTRY) Cities 2030 – Future Trends in the World’s Largest 750 Cities CLOSED
Oxford Economics are running two webinar sessions titled Cities 2030 – Future Trends in the World’s Largest 750 Cities. AMTIL Members are invited to attend for free. Session times are Thursday 22nd May and Friday 23rd May.

(OPPORTUNITY) Machined parts for medical application required CLOSED
A client company manufacturing medical devices is looking for a well-credentialed supplier to help support them through the manufacture of some complex machined components. 

(INDUSTRY) Report of the National Commission of Audit
It has been a long time coming. In the lead-up to the May 2014 Budget, this is the audit report many have been waiting on. Now, it is important to remember this is a report to Government and Minister Hockey has indicated ...Read more


JUNE 2014

(INDUSTRY) Defence industry exporter? Is this you? CLOSED
Opportunities to expand Australia’s multi-million dollar defence industry exports will  be examined in an inquiry by the Defence Sub-Committee of federal parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade.
(OPPORTUNITY) Food industry Die-Ring required to be made. Can you make this? CLOSED
Die-ring used in food industry, machined from Bohler W302  (H13) alloy, hardened and tempered 50-53Rc,Tufftride(R) finish (nitrocarburising in salt melt). Die-ring is 145 diameter, 18 thick and has 64 profile x 1.7mm star shape cavities.

(NETWORKING) Melbourne 9-10 July 2014 - 3D printing exhibition and conference CLOSED
You a member of AMTIL’s Additive Manufacturing HUB? Well, its vision is about you. “To provide an industry-driven collaborative network of organisations opportunity that will foster and grow the additive manufacturing sector”.

(WORKPLACE) Budgeting for Workplace Health and Safety
Managing health and safety is an important part of good business management, yet often seen as a ‘cost’ to a business. Although some initiatives require little or no capital expenditure. Jo Kitney explains click here to read more

(WORKPLACE) CEDA Advanced Manufacturing Report now available
AMTIL has received a copy of CEDA (Committee for Economic Development of Australia) first report for 2014 – titled “Advanced Manufacturing Beyond the Production Line”. If you would like a copy of the report please Read more

(NETWORKING) Manufacturing Hall of Fame is on 16th June CLOSED
AMTIL is the Official Media Partner for the Manufacturing Hall of Fame awards, held in Melbourne at the Crown Palladium on the 16th June. A limited number of discounted tickets are available for AMTIL members to join us.

(INDUSTRY) AMTIL supports Swinburne Open Days CLOSED
AMTIL is supporting two Open Days being held at Swinburne on 24th June (Wantirna) and 18th September (Hawthorn). Opportunities for AMTIL members to discuss training needs, information on assistance mechanisms and networking.


JULY 2014

(OPPORTUNITY) Packaging for and Australian Manufacturer CLOSED
This client is looking for an Australian company that can assist with the manufacture and supply of three different sized product boxes.

(OPPORTUNITY) Client looking for development of expertise CLOSED
AMTIL has a client company that is developing a product and needs the assistance in design, development and production. Are you able to help?

(INDUSTRY) Machine Tool Import Statistics - June 2014
AMTIL has 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) What is Additive Manufacturing and how can I use it?
Events taking place across 5 states from 13 August to 9th September 2014. Learn about the mechanisms and resources currently available in the Additive Manufacturing Sector. Book your seat

(INDUSTRY) Australia’s Premier Advanced Manufacturing & Machine Tool Exhibition.
AMTIL invite you to exhibit at Austech IN 2015. Austech and National Manufacturing Week (NMW) will once again line up side by side, providing a comprehensive display which is expected to attract thousands of visitors. Read more

(INDUSTRY) 2nd Biennial Manufacturers’ Pavilion at Austech 2015
AMTIL invite you to participate in Manufacturers’ Pavilion at Austech 2015. Exclusively for Australian manufacturers, this exciting pavilion at Austech 2015 will host a high profile speaker program, OEM displays and exclusive networking events. Read more

(WORKPLACE) Have you got some potential gun leaders?
AMTIL has been working with Leadership Management Australia (LMA) for some years in delivering leading edge programmes for our members. Now AMTIL and LMA invite you to join a dynamic program focused on the development of Emerging Leaders. Read more


AUGUST 2014

(OPPORTUNITY) Dragon's Den arrangement
This client has designed and tested an easy fit sanitation device that attaches to all modern and pre-existing toilets. Its purpose is to make people put down toilet lids  Read more

(OPPORTUNITY) Low volume education project
This client is working on a project to update a kit used for the assessment of cognitive functions in people with dementia. Part of this kit currently consists of a double Read more

(OPPORTUNITY) Can you help an AMTIL member?
Our member is looking for a responsive, agile AMTIL member that has the capability of providing perforated aluminium balustrade infill panels. These panels are for  Read more


SEPTEMBER 2014

(NETWORKING) Advanced Manufacturing Summit 2014. Special for AMTIL members
Attend the Advanced Manufacturing Summit to participate in discussions to drive change and embrace the opportunities for Australia’s current and future manufacturers and their supply chains. The two day program features outstanding industry experts. Register now
(NETWORKING) Get among some manufacturing leaders
This may be the inspiration you need. Here you might find the contact that changes everything. It’s time to hear about manufacturing successes. The Victorian Manufacturing Showcase 2014 is where it may all happen for you. Read more

(SERVICE) Affordable, simple and proven. The teleconferencing service we use.
AMTIL has been using the Eureka Teleconferencing Service for over 12 months and find the service to be faultless and simple.  Registering with Eureka costs nothing and there are no lock-in contracts. Read more

(WORKPLACE) AMTIL members updated Terms and Conditions of Sale
MacPherson and Kelly have rewritten the Terms and Conditions of Sale of Equipment for AMTIL members to use Read more

(WORKPLACE) $50 million Manufacturing Trasition Programme
A recent announcement that may help our AMTIL members. On Monday 1 September 2014, the Minister for Industry, the Hon Ian Macfarlane, MP opened the $50 million Manufacturing Transition Programme for applications. Read more

(NETWORKING) AMTIL members - a FREE EVENT
AMTIL’s AGM is the event to attend to hear about the Institutes latest plans and initiatives plus reports on the previous year's activities. Learn about what's in store for Austech 2015 and the Manufacturers


OCTOBER 2014

(INDUSTRY) Are you curious about what's happening in the world?
Technology consumption is like a barometer for many industries. If things a good then often companies invest, and so watching these cycles companies can make predictions in terms technology trends and even industry growth opportunities. AMTIL have access, Read more

(OPPORTUNITY) Are you going to JIMTOF this year?
AMTIL have a limited number admission tickets to JIMTIF this year. If you are interested in catching up in Japan with AMTIL or needing free admission tickets, be quick because they are limited and will go fast Read more

(INDUSTRY) Hard to find government programmes and grants?
If you are looking for grant information, struggling to work your way through all the government websites, thinking there has to be a better way. The Grant Guru is just the website to help the search. Read more 

(NETWORKING) Are you curious about what's happening in the world?
RMIT are holding a forum for interested parties to attend and hear from surgeons and technicians about the advancement in additive technologies and how they fit within the medical device and implant field.  Read more