Preparations for next year’s Austech exhibition are continuing to pick up pace, with bookings for the Manufacturers’ Pavilion section of the show selling fast.

The Manufacturers’ Pavilion highlights the capabilities of Australia’s precision engineering and advanced manufacturing industry, offering component manufacturers, precision engineering firms, toolmakers, advanced manufacturers and general engineering companies the opportunity to promote their unique capabilities. Next year’s Pavilion promises to offer a diverse cross-section of Australian manufacturing today, with exhibits from ANCA & ANCA Motion, Andrew Donald Design Engineers, Capral Aluminium, Catten Industries, Harrop Engineering, JBO Engineering, Mastercut Technologies, Parish Engineering, Stahl Engineering, Thyssenkrupp Materials Australia, TRJ Engineering and Ultimate Laser.

“Over 40% of the stands have already been booked, meaning next year’s event is already well on its way to surpassing the 2015 Pavilion,” says Anne Samuelsson, AMTIL Sales Manager. “We are delighted to see so many of our manufacturers moving so fast to confirm their participation. Any companies who are keen to take part are advised to book their space as soon as possible to ensure they secure a good spot.”

The strong sales for the Manufacturers’ Pavilion are being matched by the rest of the Austech exhibition. A key milestone was reached on 16 August, when the ballot was held to establish the order in which exhibitors who have already booked a place get to choose the location of their stands. More than 2,700sqm of space had already been purchased when the ballot was drawn, equating to roughly 60% of the available space for the entire exhibition.

Meanwhile, it’s been confirmed that Inside 3D Printing will once again be co-exhibiting with Austech, presenting a showcase of the very latest innovations in the fast-developing field of additive manufacturing. The Inside 3D Printing Conference will be held on 9-10 May, while its exhibition component will run throughout Austech.

“It’s great that Inside 3D Printing will again be working with AMTIL to create a fantastic Digital & Additive Pavilion within the exhibition,” says AMTIL Events Manager Kim Warren. “There’s still a few months to go but already next year’s Austech is shaping up to the most exciting yet.”

Australia’s premier advanced manufacturing and machine tool exhibition, Austech 2017 will take place at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from 9-12 May 2017. For more information on Austech, please call 03 9800 3666, or email Events Manager Kim Warren on