Headland Machinery has launched an Advanced Manufacturing Division, aimed at helping to enable Australian manufacturers to reap the benefits of a new era of manufacturing.

The Australian Advanced Manufacturing Council defines advanced manufacturing as a family of activities that either: depend on the use and coordination of information, automation, computation, software, sensing, and networking; and/or make use of cutting edge materials and emerging capabilities enabled by the physical and biological sciences, for example nanotechnology, chemistry, and biology. This involves both new ways to manufacture existing products, and especially the manufacture of new products emerging from new advanced technologies.

Manufacturing in Australia accounts for almost a significant proportion of jobs across the country, with approximately 253,000 people employed in the industry. Embracing advanced manufacturing technology is crucial for the ongoing profitability of the industry, and the strength and diversity of the economy.

Headland’s new Advanced Manufacturing Division boasts an extensive portfolio of product lines including Trumpf metal 3D printers and laser welders, VisiConsult Inspection/CT/X-ray scanners, and Voxeljet investment casting and industrial 3D printing (sand and plastic), and Mimaki colour 3D printers.

Annaliese Kloé, Managing Director of Headland, says: “We’re thrilled to have partnered with such reputable suppliers within the industry to bring this division of innovative product lines to the Australian market. We want to help our new and existing customers to embrace this new era of manufacturing and seize these technologies, processes and practices to improve their productivity and competitiveness.”

The Trumpf advanced manufacturing range consists of both laser metal fusion (LMF) metal 3D printers and laser metal deposition (LMD) technology. The current machine line-up from Trumpf includes the TruPrint 1000, the TruPrint 3000, and the TruLaser Cell 3000.

VisiConsult is a leading supplier for customised and standard x-ray inspection and computed tomography systems. With cutting edge technology and unmatched flexibility, VisiConsult provides premium-quality inspection solutions, setting new industry standards.

Voxeljet is a leading manufacturer of 3D printing systems for industrial applications, specialising in powder-binder-jetting of plastic and sand. The Voxeljet range includes the VX1000 and the Vx4000, offering an array of solutions for different industries based on requirements and size.

Mimaki offers colour 3D printers with 10 million colours, UV-curable inkjet technology, water soluble support material and a large build area. Highly effective in the industrial product, signage and education market, it allows full-colour models to be produced cost-effectively. The Mimaki high-resolution colour 3D printer creates exceptionally beautiful objects with vibrant colours.

There will be opportunities to see a live demo of the Mimaki colour 3D printer at Headland’s annual Oktoberfest event, at its offices in Burwood, Victoria, on 18 October. To book a demo, register at: