Upcoming SAE-A and Industry Events

    • 28 Mar 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 12-14 Ricketts Road, Mount Waverley VIC 3149
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    GoProto Manufacturing Facility Tour

    Thursday 28 March 2019

    SAE-A invites you to join us for an exclusive tour of the GoProto manufacturing facility in Mount Waverley, Victoria.

    GoProto provides rapid prototyping and contract manufacturing services. Utilising

    Hewlett Packard Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) 3D printing technology, GoProto (ANZ) is

    Australia's first contract manufacturing facility offering on-demand production

    without the need for tooling.

    Based in Mount Waverley, GoProto has commissioned its first two HP Jet Fusion

    4210 printers, which are up to 10-times faster than existing rapid prototyping and

    3D printers.

    GoProto’s ambition is to reinvent the way the world designs and manufactures,

    enabling companies to shorten and localise the design and manufacturing cycle.

    Traditional 3D printing technologies lack the combined precision, speed and

    functionality that’s demanded by mainstream manufacturing. HP’s MJF technology

    changes this dynamic by printing high-end, functional prototypes and production


    General Manager, Leon Gairns, runs GoProto’s extensive portfolio of prototyping

    and manufacturing services. For more information visit www.goproto.com.au.

    Tour attendees will benefit from the following:

    • Learn how HP’s Multi-Jet technology works
    • Find out how HP’s additive manufacturing process is an economical low volume
    • alternative
    • Find out how automotive/transport companies have applied the technology
    • Touch and feel MJF 3D printed samples
    • See the machines in operation

    Click here to watch a case study video on Bowman Bearings: Design for part optimisation.

    Click here to download the event flyer.

    • 02 Apr 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 36 Viking Drive, Wacol QLD 4076
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    Volvo Group Trucks Operations Plant Tour

    Tuesday 2 April 2019

    SAE-A invites you to join us for an exclusive tour of the Volvo Group Trucks Operations Plant in Wacol, Queensland.

    The Australian market is very demanding on the truck industry, with customers requiring a high degree of customization to meet their specific needs. The Wacol plants achieves this customization by incorporating a high degree of human input in the factory. This means that their trucks are essentially handmade with care and concern for the customer’s needs.

    A tour of the Wacol plant will be enlightening to industry insiders and the uninitiated, giving insight into the goings on of the plant and what goes into a proudly Australian made truck.

    Expect a comprehensive tour of the factory, going down the production line from bare chassis rails to completed truck, with frequent stops at work stations, detailing the processes on the production line.

    Click here to download the Plant Fact Sheet.

    Click here to download the event flyer.

    • 01 May 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Walkinshaw Park - 71 Whiteside Road, Clayton South VIC 3169
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    HSV Production Facility Tour

    Wednesday 1 May 2019

    HSV first opened its doors to the public in February 1988 after unveiling the first ‘Walkinshaw’ at the Sydney Motor Show in 1987. The aim was simple - to maintain the tradition of Holden-based performance sedans originally established by Peter Brock’s Holden Dealer Team.

    The company is now in an exciting era of vehicle enhancement and re-engineering.

    Tour highlights will include the left to right conversion of Chevy trucks and Chevy Camaros imported from the US.

    This is an exclusive Members only event and numbers are strictly limited.

    Register now to see for yourself how the same entrepreneurial spirit that has driven HSV for over 30 years will continue to guide the company for the next 30 years and beyond.

    Click here to download the event flyer.
    • 16 May 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Batman's Hill on Collins - 623 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria

    SAE-A Invites you to attend the 72nd Annual General Meeting

    and Industry Networking Dinner - 16 May 2019

    Notice is hereby given of the 72nd  Annual General Meeting of the Society of Automotive Engineers – Australasia to be held on Thursday 16 May 2019 followed by a Networking Dinner.

    Held at the beautiful Batman's Hill on Collins at 623 Collins Street, Melbourne we encourage members and non-members to attend the AGM for discussion on the outcomes of the 2018 activities, as well as a look ahead to 2019 and beyond.

    Please find below PDF document links to the:

    1.       Meeting Agenda

    2.       Nomination Form to join the SAE Board

    3.       Proxy Form

    4.       BOD Responsibilities

    If you are considering a position on the SAE-A Board of Directors, please return the completed Nomination Form no later than Friday 5 April 2019 in order for the nomination to be considered. 


    5:30pm - 6:00pm    Arrival and Registration
    6:00pm - 6:30pm    Annual General Meeting
    6:30pm - 9:00pm    Dinner

    In order to assist with our planning and ensure a quorum for the meeting, RSVP’s to the Annual General Meeting would be appreciated by 10 May 2019 by registering HERE.

    These formalities will be followed by a two course Networking Dinner with drinks included.


    We expect the room will be filled with key industry people with an interest in all sectors of the mobility industry. The evening also presents a great opportunity to network with other like-minded professionals. Our guest speaker Julian Broadbent, Chief Executive Officer, Applied Electric Vehicles (APV) will give a presentation about how the digital world is dramatically transforming the automotive sector, and the opportunities this presents for city planners, communities, business and young professionals.

    We encourage you to attend and show your support for the Society whilst we continue to work hard on future services for our members and our contribution to the mobility industry.

    We are looking forward to welcoming you on the night.


    Julian Broadbent  Chief Executive Officer, Applied Electric Vehicles 

    Julian’s career started out in the Automotive sector where he worked in the highest level of Australian Motorsport before joining General Motors Holden in 1995.  During his 19 years at GM, Julian held a number of senior roles including several executive positions at GM global HQ, Detroit and Michigan.  Returning to Australia in 2015, Julian founded AEV Robotics which has designed, engineered and manufactured Autonomous Electric Vehicles for 3 years.  In 2019 AEV Robotics launched the Modular Vehicle System at the world’s largest Consumer and Electronic Show (CES), gathering significant global interest.


    For anyone wanting to stay the night, you may access an exclusive accommodation rate* by simply booking directly on the hotel's website - https://www.batmanshill.com.au/ and enter the PROMO CODE: SAE

    *Available Thursday 16 May 2019 to Friday 17 May 2019

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