Facility for Intelligent Fabrication (FIF)

Research, prototyping, training and certification

The innovation journey can begin from any point and this is why the Facility for Intelligent Fabrication (FIF) is designed to provide integrated solutions to industry needs.

These include problem solving, technology adoption and education, training and certification. The core partners of FIF each have independent but complementary national networks that can deliver the various client services ranging from consulting, prototyping, through to training, and bespoke niche manufacturing capability.

Industry 4.0

Today we're in the midst of a new industrial revolution industry 4.0 which has been driven by the convergence of digital biological and physical innovations, it's an incredibly challenging and disruptive time but Australian industry must seize the opportunities or risk becoming uncompetitive and irrelevant.

[Music]

Industry 1.0 harnessed the power of water and steam to power mechanical manufacturing.

2.0 utilized electricity to power mass production systems.

Phase 3.0 exploited breakthroughs in electronics and i.t.

Today we're in the midst of a new industrial revolution industry 4.0 which has been driven by the convergence of digital biological and physical innovations, it's an incredibly challenging and disruptive time but Australian industry must seize the opportunities or risk becoming uncompetitive and irrelevant.

The Facility for Intelligent Fabrication exists to guide industry on their journey through this constantly evolving landscape as it relates to robotics welding and materials handling as a collaboration between UOW, Tafe and Weld Australia.

The facility is a one-stop shop for industry in terms of training education advice and certification. The Facility is an ideal partner for industry. We're not sales or profit driven and we're agnostic about specific equipment so our advice is truly objective.

[Music]

Clients can test their products and processes in our specialized lab facility, we're all about showing industry what's possible through the application of cutting-edge technologies

[Music]

The value that FIF brings to Bluescope is that we're not locked into our own paradigms and our own limitations with regard to our experience and knowledge once you've made a decision to invest you can be locked into an approach in the technology for quite a long time. and therefore it's very important that we're able to have a strong trusting relationship that enables us to be confident in the advice that we're getting and in the shaping of our thinking

[Music]

The facility has a rich heritage dating back to his work with the iconic BHP steelworks in Port Kembla. Despite Australia's proud past as a manufacturing powerhouse a lot of people don't realize that the nation as a whole has poor welding standards as Australia's leading experts in industrial robots and automated welding.

FIF is committed to lifting these standards and addressing the current nationwide skill shortages being embedded within the University of Wollongong provides our clients with access to government grants and other funding sources for the road without compromising their control of it

We are here at the front end helping our clients to envision develop de-risk demonstrate and strategize this enables our clients to approach integrators with confidence knowing that the technology can be implemented into their workflow and will ultimately lead to very real outcomes for their business.

We don't need to convince Australian industry that the fourth industrial revolution is happening they can see and feel it happening around them right now they get that this could be life or death for their organisation what we're striving to be is a trusted partner who can help them make the decisions that will guarantee their success in this new era you.

A new era

The innovation journey can begin from any point and this is why the Facility for Intelligent Fabrication (FIF) is designed to provide integrated solutions to industry needs. These include problem solving, technology adoption and education, training and certification. Your Industry 4.0 gateway to the edge.

[Music]

Today we're in the midst of a new industrial revolution.

It's an incredibly challenging and disruptive time but Australian industry must seize the opportunities or risk becoming uncompetitive and irrelevant.

The Facility for Intelligent Fabrication exists to guide industry on their journey as it relates to robotics welding and materials handling, it's a trusted partner who can help them make the decisions that will guarantee their success in this new era.

In the news

Investing for the future


Get in touch