Meetings 2022

Thursday, April 21, 2022 

A site visit – Optofab Adelaide – 3D Printing Facility

Your opportunity to enjoy a display of ability to 3D print with ceramics and metal as a once off or production.
This university team make aircraft parts for Boeing and bollards for ships.
Let’s support your Association by attending to a very interesting presentation.

Australian National Fabrication Faculty
Ground Floor, The Braggs Building, North Terrace Campus, University of Adelaide.
Northern or Southern entrance.

Thursday, April 21, 2022, 6pm (to approx. 6:45pm)

Mr Luis Lima-Marques
Laboratory Manager
(Assisted by Lijesh Thomas
3D Manufacturing Technician)

Luis Lima-Marques has worked in commercial research and development for over 30 years, and has spent over half of that time in various management roles, including intellectual property.
He is named as an inventor in over 65 international patents including 8 United States patents.
Luis is currently laboratory manager at the Institute for Photonics & Advanced Sensing (IPAS) at the University of Adelaide.

3D printing facilitates rapid prototyping and manufacturing, allowing for the fast availability of functional prototypes for product development, as well as on demand manufacturing for research projects and industry requirements.
IPAS can provide your 3D printing needs directly from your CAD drawings, with a wide variety of metal alloys and ceramics on its latest Phenix PXM selective laser melting printer.
3D printing complements traditional development and manufacturing methods and reduce the time and cost of designing metal or ceramic parts by printing them directly from digital input.

Free parking is available on Victoria Drive after 6pm, but you will have to pay for the time prior to this time.
Do not wait till 6pm as the Site tour would have already started.
Wilson Parking (“Adelaide Central” car park) at 225 North Tce, Adelaide is opposite the University of Adelaide.
You can book at a total cost of $5.00 for the night time event:
You will have to “Create an Account” or login to your existing Booking account during the process.
If you don’t book, the “Drive up” cost could be around $25.00 (depending on how long you stay).

See the map of The Braggs Building.
The best access is from Victoria Drive – Enter at Gate 8. From Gate 8 the Braggs Building is straight ahead.
(or access from North Tce via Western Drive in the University of Adelaide. This method requires much walking and at least 2 sets of steps.)
Enter the building from the Northern or Southern entrance * and remain in the foyer. (* marked with red arrows on the map)
If you get lost ring Brian: 0438 112 255.

MEAL AFTER THE SITE VISIT: This has changed…
We are having a meal at Eros Kafe, 275 Rundle St, Adelaide  (Greek Cuisine) – from 7:30pm
See the Eros Kafe Map here
See the Eros Kafe Eats Menu here
See the Eros Kafe Drinks Menu here
See the menus on the Eros website

Thursday, March 17, 2022 – 7 for 7:30pm

Guest Speaker:
Bruce Naumann – Manager Salisbury Water at City of Salisbury.

“The Grass is Greener in Salisbury”

Bruce Naumann is the Manager of Salisbury Water, the City of Salisbury’s recycled water business.
Bruce has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Qld and has completed post-graduate studies in Environmental Management at the University of SA.
Bruce has extensive experience in the minerals processing sector and textile processing.
He currently leads a small, hard-working team in the operation of stormwater harvesting projects and the construction of an extensive recycled water network throughout the City of Salisbury.

Bruce Naumann








Note: Members will have access to the presentation video and also the slides from the presentation.

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Guest Speaker: Dr Ronald Grill

“From Your Mind to the Market”

The Commercialisation of Product or Service Idea Workshop
Taking an idea from your Mind to the market is a 60-minute presentation including three, ten-minute interactive group sessions that produce valuable ‘Takeaway Learning’ and is designed for entrepreneurs, innovators, and for owners of established business’

Particularly relevant for technology-based ideas

The workshop covered:

  • Markets and Marketing
  • Intellectual Property management
  • Developing Teams and Teamwork
  • Securing finance
  • Planning the future for your business
  • Risk – what could go wrong and how to recognise and manage risk.
  • Developing a product/service – managing the business
  • Knowing how to evaluate and develop potential ideas and innovations translates to better long-term business growth and greater return on your valuable time.

The Commercialisation workshop gives businesses and individuals an overview of the things to consider when looking at business and idea development.

This workshop breaks down important concepts to cater for experienced business leaders as well as innovators looking to grow, expand and develop a new product/service.

Speaker: Dr Ronald Grill- Adelaide City resident – Member of City Shed

Dr Ronald Grill has decades of experience in start-up and management in the manufacturing and marketing of Hi-Tech electronic and systems in SA and overseas. He has a proven expertise as a Part- time lecturer (on this topic) at University of Adelaide – now retired.



Note: Members will have access to the presentation video and also the slides from the presentation.