Advanced Manufacturing Research Facility to open this year


Monday, 22 April, 2024

Advanced Manufacturing Research Facility to open this year

The NSW Government says that NSW manufacturers are set to have unprecedented access to world-class technology, training and expertise when the Advanced Manufacturing Research Facility (AMRF) opens this year.

In a press release, the Western Parkland City Authority said the AMRF will play an important role in the manufacturing ecosystem in NSW, offering advanced capabilities to help local manufacturers scale up and stand out on a global stage.

Advanced machines that will be available at the AMRF include the DMG Mori Multi-Axis Turn-Mill, providing the efficient precision machining needed for complex parts used in advanced industries, as well as the CMS Kreator, a large-format hybrid 3D printing and milling machine that is highly flexible, sustainable and able to reduce material waste.

The AMRF will also house the Additive Industries MetalFABG2, which uses high-temperature nickel alloys and Scalmalloy — a high-strength aluminium alloy — to produce high-quality components critical for priority industries such as aerospace.

As well as advanced technology, the AMRF will provide expert guidance and training programs, with a team of specialists with extensive industry knowledge spanning across additive manufacturing, advanced composites, precision machining, manufacturing automation, metrology and inspection, factory digitisation, engineering design, and quality assurance.

Western Parkland City Authority Chair Jennifer Westacott said that the AMRF, located at the heart of the new Bradfield City Centre in the Western Sydney Aerotropolis, will nurture the existing manufacturing ecosystem in Western Sydney.

“We are creating a dynamic, integrated city where we are driving new industries and innovation,” she said. “One of the most important industries will be the advanced manufacturing ecosystem, assisting local manufacturers to overcome barriers in implementing new technologies.”

Ben Kitcher, AMRF Executive Director, said the AMRF will be a state-of-the-art facility.

“Located on the doorstep of the new Western Sydney International Airport, the AMRF is perfectly placed to accelerate business growth in NSW and unlock global manufacturing opportunities,” he said. “It will connect manufacturers with world-class technologies, experts and opportunities in Western Sydney, an area renowned for its thriving manufacturing presence.

“The AMRF is set to open later this year, but there are numerous opportunities for manufacturing businesses to get involved now.”

Click here for more information on the AMRF and opportunities to get involved.

Image credit: Western Parkland City Authority.

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