* Please note ALL Hotspots for 2016 are now closed


FEBRUARY 2016

(OPPORTUNITY) Bronze plaques to be made.
The Office of Australian War Graves is seeking to engage the services of suitably qualified and experienced contractors to manufacture and supply bronze and other plaques for graves, crematorium niches and Gardens of Remembrance as required by the Office of Australian War Graves for official commemoration of eligible war veterans.  click here

(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. Read more

(SERVICE) Is your customer, supllier or parent company overseas?
If you have a supplier charging you in Australian Dollars or an offshore client paying in Australian Dollars, then like it or not you have international currency exposure.A few minutes conversation with our expert advisers could change that. Read more
(INDUSTRY) FTA'S... Do you understand them?
AMTIL have been alerted to a website that may be of interest to our members that have anything to do with incoming or outgoing goods and dealings with the multitude of free trade agreements Australia has. Read more

(INDUSTRY) Next Generation MIP - grants ranging from $500,000 to $2.5million
The programme supports businesses that are investing in capital projects to establish or expand high value manufacturing operations in South Australia and Victoria.  Read more

(OPPORTUNITY) Are you busy?
Okay, so 2016 has started. Are you teetering on the edge of not being able to deliver to a client’s delivery expectation? AMTIL are sure you have a support network of key suppliers to help you meeting these demands Read more

(NETWORKING) Lunch with the Victorian State Minister of Industry
The Victorian Vernier Society is having lunch with State Minister of Industry – Ms Liliana ‘Lily’ D ‘Ambrosia at Kooyong Tennis Club and invites AMTIL’s members to come along. On Thursday 18th February 2016 commencing at 1pm sharp with pre-lunch drinks from 12.30pm. Read more


MARCH 2016

(INDUSTRY) Do you import or manufacture materials?
The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science is conducting an evaluation of the Certain Inputs to Manufacture (CIM) programme and other similar the tariff concession items. Read more

(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. Read more

(OPPORTUNITY) Do you supply ultrasonic welding technology
An enquiry from a client looking to ultrasonically weld ABS plastic prototypes. If you can supply this technology and provide technical support. Read more

(INDUSTRY) Next Generation MIP - grants ranging from $500,000 to $2.5million
The programme supports businesses that are investing in capital projects to establish or expand high value manufacturing operations in South Australia and Victoria.  Read more


APRIL 2016

(OPPORTUNITY) Plastic caps wanted
Boutique beverage supplier is looking for a supplier of a screw caps for 1.89L bottles. Details and pictures will be made available once you have logged into the AMTIL members only area. Read more

(OPPORTUNITY) Can you make knives from cutting leather
This client is looking for a company that can manufacture a set of alphabet leather cutting dies. The intention is to produce a belt that holds pants or trousers up; however the letters will be cut out of the leather as opposed to stamped into the leather. Read more

(OPPORTUNITY) Engineering Design Required
One of our clients has the need for additional engineering support. Design products to cover the exposed area of utilities and other small commercial vehicles. The design of these covers may be either rigid or retractable. Read more

(OPPORTUNITY) Heavy thread rolling job
This client needs a price and delivery time to roll threads on forged mild steel eye bolts in sizes up to M78 x 6 x 260mm long of thread down to M32 x 3 x 150mm long of thread.  The bolts are in lengths of up to 6.158 metres long with the shortest being 3.225metres long.Read more

(OPPORTUNITY) Can you cut and bend Stainless Steel 1
This client is always looking to improve its position in a very competitive market. All these parts are stainless steel and they are looking for suppliers they can invest time and energy into. Read more
(OPPORTUNITY) Can you cut and bend Stainless Steel 2
Again, this client is always looking to improve its position in a very competitive market. All these parts are stainless steel and they are looking for suppliers they can invest time and energy into. Read more

(INDUSTRY) New export loan - EFIC
Small businesses will find it easier and quicker to access the finance they need to support their products and services exports, with the new Small Business Export Loan launched today by Efic. Read more
(INDUSTRY) NSW Government energy funding
Through the Energy Saver Scheme, an initiative of the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH), Energy Action can facilitate funding for up to 50% of an energy audit or review (up to $25,000 in funding) Read more


MAY 2016

(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

(NETWORKING) Victorian Manufacturers Hall of Fame
Come! Come and join us in celebrating some great manufacturers. Network with hundreds of your colleagues This year’s Hall of Fame awards will be announced at a black tie Gala Dinner on Thursda, June 9 at Palladium at Crown Melbourne. Read more

(OPPORTUNITY) Client looking for special “T” nuts
This client wishes to source a supply for a T-nut and knob combination information below for a product to be developed for the caravanning industry. The dimensions of the T-nut are as indicated Read more

(NEWTORKING) Announcing the International Forum on Additive Manufacturing
The Forum will provide an opportunity for national and international practitioners to discuss and explore challenges and progress in additive technology and applications in the context of defence, aerospace and medical requirements. Read more

(OPPORTUNITY) Do you have available machining capacity 1.
This client is always looking to improve its position in a very competitive market. This package of parts are machined components.Things that are important and by priority: Quality, deliveryand price – must be competitive at the very least locally. Read more

(OPPORTUNITY) Do you have available machining capacity 2.
This client is always looking to improve its position in a very competitive market. This package of parts are machined components. The client is very willing to help develop its suppliers performance to ensure these attributes are achieved. Read more


JUNE 2016

(INDUSTRY) Machine Tool Import Statistics - APRIL 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) 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.

(OPPORTUNITY) Urgent Blister Packaging job
Sydney based client has and urgent requirement for blister packaging to be made for 11 product types. Quantity quotes should be based on 320 and 420 orders for each product.
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(OPPORTUNITY) Crown wheel and two pinions needed
This client requires a company capable of providing a hypoid gear set. The crown wheel is approximately 300 mm diameter. Full details would be provided on an expression of interest to supply the gear set. Read more

(OPPORTUNITY) Plastic Shredding Machine
This client wants to source a small shredding machine for plastic and a plastic extrusion machine.  The client can provide more detail upon your expression of interest. Read more

(OPPORTUNITY) Wiring loom required.
Queensland based company looking at having a wire loom made to suit different size extrusion 240 volt lights. Will need a 5 pin male and female connector with 5 wires 600mmLong connected to a female tee section connector. Read more


July/August 2016

(INDUSTRY) Machine Tool Import Statistics - APRIL 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

(OPPORUNTIY) A new funding Programme
BRII is a programme for small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs). The pilot programme covers the first challenges for which SMEs can develop solutions.  SMEs can apply for a competitive grant of up to $100,000. For more information click HERE.

(NETWORKING) 3D plastic parts to be made
A company has contacted AMTIL to see if could get some parts, it has traditionally made by injection moulding, made via additive or 3D printing. For more information click HERE.

(NETWORKING) AMTIL and AAA joint site tour
Aviation/Aerospace Australia (A/AA) and AMTIL are collaborating in a joint site tour of the Factory of the Future at Swinburne University and Technology. Read more

(INDUSTRY) Entrepreneurs’ Programme
AMTIL are an Industry Partner with the Commonwealth Government on one of the most successful industry programme for some time. Read more

(OPPORTUNITY) Overseas buyer looking for manufacturer
AMTIL has been contacted by a US based automotive aftermarket product company and they are looking for an Australian light fabrication.They have a proven product they want to release in Australia, made by an Australian manufacturer. 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. It provides Australian component manufacturers, precision engineering firms, toolmakers, advanced manufacturers and general engineering companies the opportunity to promote their unique capabilities. Read more


September 2016

(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

(OPPORTUNITY) Low volume ABS parts required
Client needs a quote for very small initial production (100) and three prototype parts. Material is PVC and the part name is a Cable Box. For more information click HERE.

(OPPORTUNITY) Prototype plus production costs required
A quote for production costs and a prototype is needed for this client. Material is PVC tube and full production volumes will be fairly low. For more information click HERE.

(OPPORTUNITY) Interesting and innovative model product
This client is looking for a toolmaker that can help by providing him with tooling for initial quite low volume production.The young engineer has all the 3D CAD files and has 3D printed prototypes full scale and double scale. For more information click HERE

(SERVICE) Organising transport and logistics can be a pain?
AMTIL are certain that most, if not all, of its members are delivering something to someone. If you are getting product from an international location or delivering interstate, AMTIL have a new Service Partner that will look after all your logistic requirements. Read more

(NETWORKING) Are you FutureCurious? AMTIL Special Presentation & AGM
Join AMTIL members on Thursday 20th October and learn from Morris Miselowski, the full‐stack Business Futurist. Following this special presentation the AMTIL Annual General Meeting will be held. Read more


October 2016

(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

(NETWORKING) Learn from an experienced Business Futurist - FREE Member Event
Learn from Morris Miselowski, the full‐stack Business Futurist possessing a powerful combination of experiences, successes, networks, insights, traits and skills that have for the past three decades made him incredibly adept and eerily accurate at navigating the rapidly evolving and shifting technological, business and social landscapes. Register Now 

(SERVICE) EMO Accommodation for AMTIL Members.

EMO 2017 is on in Hanover from 18-23rd September 2017. I know it’s a long way away but accommodation is already very hard to get (and expensive!) if you want to stay within the Hanover region. We have booked some rooms for AMTIL members HERE.

(INDUSTRY) Global Machine Tool Outlook from Oxford Economics.
As you may be aware AMTIL commission Oxford Economics to produce a bi-annual Global Machine Tool Outlook Report which covers areas such as Industrial background, Economic background and machine tool outlooks over 23 countries. This report is available free of charge to AMTIL Members.Read more

(OPPORTUNITY) A promotional opportunity with a difference.
Have you ever considered Sponsorship as a vehicle for promoting your business? Would you like to align your business with AMTIL’s Corporate Golf Day? This is a great chance to spend all day building relationships with the industry’s decision makers, but limited opportunities are available so contact us now.  Read more

(OPPORTUNITY) The new AMT media rates are out!
AMT Magazine – 2017 Media Kit is OUT NOW. AMTIL has just released the Media Kits for AMT Magazine and our online services for 2017 and can be viewed on our website. The AMT Media Kit lays out all the opportunities available for companies wishing to promote their businesses via advertising in the magazine. Read more


November 2016

(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) Machining Centre wanted for purchase
The Department of Defence (DSRG) has issued a request for quotation to supply two 5 axis vertical machining centres though the public tender site Austender. Read more

(OPPORTUNITY) Gear Cutting needed
This client has a cf350 Bedford van that is being converted to a v8 for a client of theirs. The diff ratio is currently 5.22 to 1 and another different ratio is required. Read more

(OPPORTUNITY) Thread rolling required
We don’t have a lot of detail on this small job, but a client is looking to have 60 ¾ dia x 700 long 4140 shafts thread rolled with a ¾ UNC thread on either end 65 mm long. If this is something you can provide Read more

(NETWORKING) AMTIL 2016 Corporate Golf Day & Christmas Lunch - MEMBER RATE
Four ball Ambrose event with participants invited to nominate teams of four. Includes a light breakfast, lunch and drinks plus trophies and prizes. Places are limited, preference will be given to AMTIL members if demand exceeds availability. Register today

(NETWORKING) AMTIL 2016 NSW Christmas Dinner Function - SPECIAL MEMBER RATE
Tuesday 6 December ..Bring your colleagues and share in some early Christmas cheer. Includes three course meal and drinks. Read more

(NETWORKING) AMTIL 2016 QLD Christmas Lunch Function - SPECIAL MEMBER RATE
Friday 9 December.. Kick off the festive season with a casual lunch at one of Brisbane's popular eateries, Ribs & Rumps. Network with other AMTIL Members. Read more


December 2016

(INDUSTRY) Machine Tool Import Statistics - OCTOBER 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) Low volume tooling required
This client is currently developing a product for low volume manufacture and is considering using silicone-tooling to cast the parts. Read more

(OPPORTUNITY) Beginning of a supplier relationship
This client is the manufacturer of agricultural machinery. Because of demand they are looking to expand their supplier base. This is a fairly simple test case. 20 off 304 stainless steel clevis pins 25.4 dia x 90 long. Read more

(OPPORTUNITY) Work with Swinburne University Advantage students
Is your organisation looking to get support for long-term projects, give busy staff members extra support, or for assistance during high activity and growth? Join the hundreds of organisations across Australia that benefit from the talent, skills, enthusiasm and energy that Swinburne Professional Placement students bring into their workplace. Read more

(OPPORTUNITY) Process prototyping required
This client is looking at getting two thermoplastic components welded together using ultrasonic welding. The components are a right and left hand side of a housing (i.e. mirror image of one another), where each housing half are about 110 x 160mm in size and 20mm thick. Read more