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TMEC Advancing Industry skills and capability through leading-edge technology

Senator Anne Urquhart and TMEC team and students

TMEC are pleased to announce $322,000 funding received through a Federal Labor Election commitment has realised the purchase of a range of advanced technologies to address the increased demand from industry for attracting and developing highly skilled staff. TMEC acknowledges the tireless efforts of Senator Anne Urquart and Minister Ed Husic, MP to deliver on the promise.

The purchase includes 5 new Soldamatic augmented reality welding simulators, a Markforged 3D printer and laser cutter enabling TMEC to work with industry and government to work towards achieving the development and attraction of highly skilled staff whilst supporting the adoption of leading-edge design, innovation, technologies, and practices to deliver growth and improved business capability.

TMEC’s Advanced Manufacturing Centre of Excellence continues to update the technology to keep pace with the industry sector, and can showcase and demonstrate advanced manufacturing technology to industry, whereby industry can see how technology such as 3D additive printing can be used to vertically integrate processes as well as providing learners with an experience of advanced manufacturing technology and better understanding of the role of such technology in the modern manufacturing environment.

TMEC’s Advanced Welding Centre provides welder training and assessment utilising the latest augmented reality welding simulators. TMEC delivers a range of industry led training, providing access to flexible welder training and certification solutions for Tasmanian industry. TMEC will continue to deliver innovative programs specifically aimed at increasing workforce participation, designed for long-term unemployed and migrants as well as foundational programs for beginners, and inclusive programs to increase female participation.

Vanessa Skipworth, TMEC’s GM said, “Having access to leading-edge equipment readily available for Industry is critical to addressing the increased demand from industry for attracting and developing highly skilled staff. Our aim is to provide industry and learners ongoing support and skill development through experiencing a broad range of advanced technologies at our Manufacturing Centre of Excellence.”

TMEC’s CEO, Ray Mostogl said, “The federal funding serves to showcase to potential employees, students and teachers the type of equipment, skills and jobs which are available the competitive manufacturing space and in some cases it derisks the investment decision for manufacturers by being able to prototype using this modern equipment in Tasmania.”


  • 5 x Next Generation Soldamatic Welding Simulators
  • Markforged Mark Two Composite 3D Printer perfect for members to use for ‘proof of concept’ utilising a range of materials including Onyx, Nylon, Fiberglass, Kevlar and Carbon Fiber
  • Prytec Laser Cutter for intricate etching or cutting of Wood, Leather, Acrylic and Papers and engraving on Metal and Anodised Aluminium with a working area of 1300mm x 900mm!