You are cordially invited by The Victorian Vernier Society for lunch on Thursday the 9th June @ 12:30 for 1:00 pm at The Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, 489 Glenferrie Rd, Kooyong.

This is a face to face meeting where an excellent meal and drinks will be served. The meeting will close around 3:00pm.

Bookings for Vernier Members will, as always, be by response to this email. The current density limits restrict our total attendance to 43 so book in early. Only vaccinated people may enter the Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club.

For Friends of Vernier and guests please book using Try-Booking:

Please advise by Monday 6th June if you plan to attend.

Dean McCarroll, Managing Director, Okuma Australia & NZ

Advance Machine Tool Cutting Technologies

A brief overview of Dean McCarroll:

Toolmaker by Trade ( mostly Jigs and Fixtures )

Post apprenticeship moved to Mechanical Service Engineer for Hydraulic Pressbrake and Guillotine ( Pearson Machine Tool Co) installing and servicing machinery throughout Australia and South East Asia.

At the start of NC Lathes & Machining Centres moved to John Hart ( Mazak distributor ) as a Mechanical Service Engineer moving into Sales, Branch Manager NSW, National Sales Manager over 20+ years.

20 years ago left John Hart and joined Okuma Australia as National Sales Manager moving to General Manager and 3 years ago took on Managing Director role for Okuma Australia and New Zealand.

Oded VanHam, Client Engagement Facilitator @ Australian National Fabrication Facility

Oded VanHam has spent more than 20 years in the intersection of science and business; he’s earned Master’s degrees in both Science and Business. He has worked in in Canada, China, and Australia with biotech start-ups, large research programmes, industry consultancies and in a number of business development roles.

Oded is a Client Engagement Facilitator at the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF). He is responsible for assisting industry and researchers in developing and commercialising technologies by connecting them with ANFF’s cutting edge facilities and expertise.

Connect with Oded to learn about how your company can harness a half-a-billion-dollar investment in open access advanced manufacturing capabilities made by Commonwealth and State Governments, as well as partner organisations.

The mission of the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF) is to support and encourage innovation in Australian research, development, and manufacturing. It does so by providing open-access to advanced manufacturing facilities and expertise. Advancing manufacturing in all sectors.

Dr Ashley Dyer, Process Engineer @ Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication

Ashley Dyer is a Process Engineer at the Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication (MCN), a cleanroom lab facility that makes up part of the Victorian node of the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF).

Ash has a background in mechanical testing and the characterisation of strategic metals for gas turbine applications. Formally studying with Swansea University UK sponsored by Rolls-Royce PLC, Ash completed an EngD in the effect of Thermomechanical Fatigue on Titanium Metal Matrix Composites (TiMMCs).
Ash now works as part of the thin film deposition and packaging team at MCN. Focussed on electron beam evaporation, wirebonding and thermal processing.

Oded VanHam and Ash Dyer will provide a brief background of the ANFF, describe its capabilities, and provide examples of innovations facilitated by ANFF. They will explain how companies can engage with the ANFF and benefit from a half-a-billion-dollar investment in advanced manufacturing capabilities made by Commonwealth and State Governments, as well as partner organisations.

Our future speaker program is:

  •     14 July – Annual General Meeting and our 80 Year Anniversary.

Lock it in your diary now.