ANCA is an advanced manufacturing company of CNC grinding machines, automation, motion control solutions and sheet metal fabrication. Founded in 1974 in Melbourne, where its global headquarters remain, it has grown to a thriving team of around 1000 talented people who work together to shape the future of technology.
As a global leader in its field, ANCA designs and manufactures highly complex and accurate machinery that requires lasers, automation and robotics to achieve accuracies in microns. It has offices in the UK, Germany, China, Thailand, India, Japan, Brazil and the USA and a comprehensive network of representatives worldwide. Its CNC grinders are used for manufacturing precision cutting tools and components across a diverse range of competitive industries including aerospace, medical cutting tools, automotive (including electric vehicles) and electronics.
ANCA partners with its customers to create bespoke solutions and invests almost 10% of annual turnover on research and development. They operate in a world of technology where their talented team are creating and inventing new products and technology - breaking new ground in advanced manufacturing on a daily basis. ANCA welcomes people who don’t want to stand still in their career. People who grab new opportunities with both hands and are always looking to explore new possibilities.
Founded in 2015, Exaptec has been supplying robots from the world's leading robotics companies to industry, learning institutions and everyday consumers here in Australia. In that time Exaptec has been committed to helping commercialise the many advances in robotics and help bridge the divide between developers and the wider community.
As part of Expatec's commitment to promoting the science of robotics, it hosts the Melbourne Robotic Meetup Group, which gathers monthly at the Exaptec HQ in Mulgrave, Melbourne.Exaptec was also involved in the robotics roadmap of Australia in 2018 and Nicci is one of four co-chairs for the Services Workshop for the second edition of the Roadmap 2020.
Yarra Ranges Tech School is part of the Victorian Government's commitment to make Victoria the 'Education State'. YRTS draws on the Lilydale Lakeside Campus, facilities and its stakeholders to introduce students to the applications of human-centred design thinking and innovative leading-edge technologies as a means of problem solving real-world challenges.YRTS also introduces teachers to new pedagogies and ways to bring technology into the classroom.
Our programs emphasise critical Enterprise skills in addition to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) skills required for the 21st century.
Robotics Australia Network is committed to driving uptake of robotic technology and accelerating the growth of the Australian robotics industry, and developing an advanced manufacturing and technology industry that will design, build, deploy and service advanced robotic systems for domestic and international consumption.
RAN sees this as an opportunity to provide Australia with new employment opportunities, high-value global skills and capabilities, and technological sovereignty. RAN aspires to see an Australian robotics industry that will support the strength and competitiveness of our domestic industries; including mining, energy, agriculture, manufacturing, construction, avionics, defence, and many more.
The network includes: RAN consists of representatives from industry, research, government, start-ups, investment, education, policy, law, and ethics who are passionate about building a robust and world-class ecosystem for robotics for the greater benefit of Australia.