Took some time out today to visit National Manufacturing Week here in Sydney at Darling Harbour.
What a fantastic show!
The best bits for me were the surface mount assembly machines, the printed circuit fabricator that uses a flat drill bit and stepper motors (for under $10k take home), and of course the robots.
There were huge metal benders, cutters - both laser and plasma, lathes and even some fine industrial footware.
Here's one of the robots in action, I like the warning label that is shown above.
I've put a gallery here.