Vernier Luncheon – 14th Nov 2019 – Innes Willox – CE of Australian Industry Group

Innes Willox is Chief Executive of the Australian Industry Group, a leading industry organisation representing businesses in a broad range of sectors including manufacturing, construction, transport, defence, ICT and labour hire.

Vernier Luncheon – 10th Oct 2019 – Russell Rolls

Russell Rolls has a deep commitment to greenhouse gas reduction and will be talking how we can all assist with this in our businesses.

Upcoming Engineers Australia Event – The Road to Autonomous Vehicles

One of our members, Bob Weekes, is helping organise this very interesting event in conjunction with Engineers Australia on 20th August.

Come along and listen to some great speakers talking through how Australia defines autonomous capability and what are the technological steps required to go from driver assistance to driverless?

Networking/refreshments at 5:30PM followed by the presentation at 6:00PM-8:00PM.

Vernier Luncheon – 5th Sept 2019 – Professor Milan Brandt – Advanced manufacturing trends and research in Australia

Professor Brandt is the Technical Director of RMIT’s Advanced Manufacturing Precinct and the Director of RMIT’s Centre for Additive Manufacturing. His talk is on Advanced Manufacturing Trends and Research in Australia

Vernier Luncheon – 8th August 2019 – Annual Youth Forum

“Imagination; past, present and future – 1989 to 2049”

Vernier Luncheon – 11th July 2019 – Energy and transport: opportunities for manufacturing

Robin Batterham will speak on Energy and transport: opportunities for manufacturing. This should be a not miss event for all interested in the changing patterns of climate and energy!

Member Company : ANCA

ANCA is a privately-owned Australian business that manufactures CNC tool and cutter grinders, motion controls and sheet metal solutions. While the global headquarters remain located in Melbourne, Australia, due to the niche markets we service ANCA exports 99% of our products with 2,500 customers in over 45 countries and we have offices in the UK, Germany, China, Thailand, India, Japan, Brazil and the USA as well as a comprehensive network of representatives and agents worldwide.

Since 1974, ANCA has gained worldwide recognition in the industry as a leader in the technology. Several industry firsts include designing and manufacturing an Australian CNC, introducing a probe for digitising tools in a CNC tool and cutter grinder, introducing MPG Feed for safe program debugging and testing, and introducing full and true 3D simulation of the grinding process through our CIM3D software (patented in Australia and USA).

Our engineering excellence and export achievements have been honoured with more than 25 industry and business awards including the 2018 Australian Financial Review Most Innovative Companies and the Governor of Victoria Export Awards – Manufacturing Award. In 2016 ANCA was inducted into the Australian Exporter of the Year Hall of Fame after winning the top accolade three times in 2015, 2012 and 1995.

At ANCA we provide a complete solution to our customers, designing and manufacturing almost all our technology in-house. We partner with our customers to create bespoke solutions and invest almost 10% of our annual turnover on research and development so our customers always have access to market-leading technology. A major factor in ANCA’s success is that we were “born global” which means offering global support is in our DNA. Our ambition is that for our customers, no matter where they are located is that we appear just as responsive as a local company.


Vernier Luncheon – 13th June 2019

Our June Speaker is Ben Schultz, the co-founder and managing director of Bastion Cycles.

Member Company: Andrew Engineering

Melbourne’s Professional Engineering Manufacturers

We are one of Australia’s most innovative and experienced engineering firms.

Andrew Engineering is widely recognised as a leading producer to the rail, defence, automotive and mining industries. We are able to provide custom, purpose-built solutions to industries throughout the country, as well as help in international projects.

A complex industry, we continue to innovate through constant product testing, regular collaboration with partners and customised, tailored equipment. We ensure each project complies with regulations and standards, and maintain a high level of customer satisfaction.


Member Company: Dimac

Dimac Tooling is Australia and New Zealand’s leading supplier of accessories and workholding solutions for CNC milling and CNC turning machine tools.

Dimac is motivated to continually finding more effective, safe and productive ways to hold and machine workpieces. We manufacture Soft Jaws, Hard Jaws and Custom Jaws in our own CNC equipped machine shop and this capability, coupled with over 30 years experience doing so, ensures we provide the right workholding solution for you.

Read more about Dimac on their website .

Vernier Luncheon – 9th May 2019

Joe DiSanto from Sea Electric is an automotive technology company which has developed a, proprietary, 100% electric vehicle (EV) drivetrain (known as SEA-DriveTM), for adaptation to most truck cab/chassis models