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High tech capability supporting advanced manufacturing in NSW

NSW manufacturers are set to have unprecedented access to world-class technology, training, and expertise through the Advanced Manufacturing Research Facility (AMRF), due to open this year. 

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 reduces material waste.

The AMRF will also house the Additive Industries MetalFABG2, which uses high-temperature nickel alloys and scalmalloy—a high-strength aluminum alloy— to produce top-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 AO, 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," said Ms Westacott.

"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," said Mr Kitcher. 

"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," added Mr Kitcher.

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