Advanced manufacturing accounts for half of Australia’s manufacturing output and is one of the fastest growing export sectors. Australian manufacturing’s output is estimated to reach $131 billion by 2026. Advanced manufacturing has the potential to grow the domestic sector by about $30 billion over the next five years.
In collaboration with global powerhouse GE Additive, we have established capabilities in metal additive manufacturing technology at the Sydney Manufacturing Hub that will enable advanced alloy design and applications to support a range of sectors, including aerospace, defence and medicine.
The Manufacturing Hub also supports training for specialists and academics working in additive manufacturing, and the incubation of small to medium manufacturing enterprises. In this way it acts as a significant catalyst for enhancing advanced manufacturing capability in NSW, bolstering Australia’s competitive edge.