GE Additive and the NSW Government have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop industrial-scale 3D Printing at the Western Sydney Arotropolis.

Represented by Premier Gladys Berejiklian as part of this signature, New South Wales (NSW) is a major global and Asia-Pacific cultural hub. Home to a diverse population of 7.7 million people, NSW is Australia’s oldest, largest and most cosmopolitan state. Its economic powerhouse presents an economy larger than Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore.

The MoU has been signed in Munich two days ago. For AM specialist GE Additive that ambitions to bring a bigger contribution across the APAC region, it is an honour to work on this joint initiative.

Adopting an ecosystem approach to additive manufacturing makes sense, but given NSW’s rich seam of talent, natural resources and ambition for the future, we are particularly excited at the impact our work together could have, not just in NSW, but nation-wide and more broadly across the APAC region”, Jason Oliver, President and CEO of GE Additive, said.

Our partnership with GE Additive will create many hi-tech jobs across the aerospace, medical and automotive sectors”, Premier Gladys Berejiklian declared. Enhancing 3D printing capabilities will be a major point of a new space industry hub at the Aerotropolis. In fact, according to Ms Berejiklian, their aim is 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.


Australia is one to watch

Over the past two years, we have witnessed significant advances in the Australian additive manufacturing market. Companies like Titomic and Aurora Labs have been able to distinguish themselves among others of the same range by representing the country on the international arena.

Other joint initiatives have been launched in order to push forward the adoption of AM in the country. In another MoU signed by MSC Software and RMIT University. The university plans to increase the capabilities of its advanced manufacturing Centre in Australia that combines researchers’ expertise in technology and design innovation. Even though the outlines of the agreement have not been disclosed, we might expect RMIT University to take advantage of MSC Software’s Simufact Additive which offers a multi-scaling approach to solve industry challenges.

In R&D, we can recall the creation of iFix, a 3D Printing Biopen that corrects eye injuries.

GE Additive itself has a major role in the development of the country’s industry. Be it through its education program, or the increasing use of its AM systems by Australian companies, the company is positioning itself as one to trust in the Australian AM market.


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