GE Additive to drive development of Additive Manufacturing at Western Sydney Aerotropolis
August 14, 2019
GE Additive has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the New South Wales (NSW) Government, Australia, for the development of industrial Additive Manufacturing at Western Sydney Aerotropolis – a planned airport which is currently in construction.
Gladys Berejiklian, NSW Premier, visited the GE Additive Customer Experience Centre in Munich, Germany, to sign the MoU. “3D printing is on the cutting edge of manufacturing globally and this deal will help make Western Sydney the nation’s leader,” she stated. “Our partnership with GE Additive will create many high-tech jobs across the aerospace, medical and automotive sectors.”
She explained that enhanced AM capabilities will be a key component of a new space industry hub at the Western Sydney Aerotropolis, and added, “We are aiming to triple the size of Australia’s space sector to $12 billion by 2030, creating up to 20,000 new jobs in this industry alone.”
Jason Oliver, President and CEO of GE Additive, commented, “We are very honoured to welcome Premier Berejiklian and the NSW delegation to Munich and equally so to be part of this wider vision for Western Sydney and especially the Aerotropolis precinct.”