Melbourne Industrial Trip 2018

Over a week in the July uni break, METSOC runs an annual industrial trip to another city/state. On this trip we visit a decent number of sites of relevance to anyone interested in materials engineering and science: sites of interest to those with the simple passion and examples of potential employers to give an idea of where materials degrees at UOW could lead. In addition to an amazing chance to experience a wide variety of different fields related to Materials, it also gives you the opportunity to network with other students, industry professionals and academics in a way that will help you in the remainder of your degree and on into your career. On past trips we visited Perth (2014), Adelaide (2015) and Brisbane (2016).

For 2018's trip, we took ten students to Melbourne, where we visited Keech (a casting site that use 3D printing for patterns), Hoffmann Engineering (a general engineering workshop), Monash University and their relevant research facilities, LMATS (a non-destructive testing company), AMCOR (a plastic extrusion facility), Viridian Glass and OneSteel's Laverton Arc furnace used for recycling steel. It was a wonderful trip giving everyone a deeper insight to the potential roles for Materials Engineers beyond uni and Bluescope, and if anyone's interested they can read more about each site in our report.

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Industrial Trip Report 2018

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A report detailing METSOC's 2018 industrial trip to Melbourne