Additive Industries to install MetalFABG2 at AMRF in Western Sydney

April 18, 2024

April 18, 2024

Additive Industries has announced that a MetalFABG2 will be installed at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Facility (AMRF) later this year (Courtesy Additive Industries)
Additive Industries has announced that a MetalFABG2 will be installed at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Facility (AMRF) later this year (Courtesy Additive Industries)

Additive Industries, headquartered in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, has announced that a MetalFABG2 Laser Beam Powder Bed Fusion (PBF-LB) Additive Manufacturing machine will be installed later this year at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Facility (AMRF), located in Bradfield City Centre, Western Sydney, Australia.

The AMRF is reputedly the first industry-focused advanced manufacturing development centre in Australia and is funded by the New South Wales (NSW) Government through the Western Parkland City Authority. This initiative aims to support the NSW manufacturing industry as Western Sydney develops into a significant advanced manufacturing ecosystem, creating high-value jobs and fostering innovation. The AMRF’s mission is to accelerate the adoption of enabling technologies to improve precision, productivity, reliability and connectivity for local businesses. It offers access to advanced technologies, expert guidance, training programmes and extensive industry networks.

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The MetalFABG2 installation in the First Building at Bradfield City Centre is intended to mark a significant advancement for Australia’s sovereign manufacturing capability. The machine will utilise high-temperature nickel alloys and Scalmalloy – a high-strength aluminium alloy – to produce components tailored for critical industries such as aerospace and defence. The MetalFAbG2 is supplied and supported locally by Benson Machines, a company that has been introducing technologies to Australasia since 1908.

“Located adjacent to the Western Sydney International Airport set to open in 2026, the AMRF is strategically positioned to drive business growth in NSW and unlock global manufacturing opportunities,” shared Ben Kitcher, AMRF Executive Director. “It will connect manufacturers with state-of-the-art technologies and growth opportunities within Western Sydney—a region renowned for its robust manufacturing sector.”

Mark Massey, CEO of Additive Industries, added, “We are delighted to announce the installation of our MetalFABG2 at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Facility in Western Sydney. This milestone highlights our commitment to advancing manufacturing capabilities in Australia. By collaborating with the AMRF, we aim to accelerate the adoption of Additive Manufacturing technologies, empowering local industries to enhance productivity, create high-quality components, and stay competitive in the global market. We look forward to a successful partnership that drives innovation and economic growth in Western Sydney and beyond.”

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