Romar joins AMRF

Plent of people outside of the AMRF building

In December 2020, Romar Engineering signed a Letter of Intent with the NSW Government to play a role in the Advanced Manufacturing Research Facility (AMRF) currently in development as part of the new Western Sydney Aerotropolis. The AMRF will be a hub for exceptional aerospace, defence and medical manufacturing using cutting-edge technology and processes.

Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said Romar Engineering will add to the AMRF’s aerospace, defence and medical manufacturing capabilities.

“Romar has been based in Western Sydney since it was established in 1968 and has excelled at advanced manufacturing with knowledge in precision molding, micromolding and medical device manufacturing,” Mr Ayres said. “The AMRF will be a state-of-the-art facility which will give Romar the opportunity to continue to innovate and achieve its goals.”

Aerial view of AMRF building

A thriving Western Sydney

The AMRF will be built within the Aerotropolis, a thriving economic centre situated around Sydney’s new Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport. Both the Aerotropolis and airport are the central components of the proposed Western Parkland City, the third of Sydney’s metropolitan centres including the Eastern Harbour City (CBD) and Central River City (Parramatta Region).

“We know the Western Parkland City has a bright future as Australia’s home of science, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and the AMRF will be a crucial part of that,” Mr Ayres said.

A business case is being produced for an initial 13,000m2 state-of-the-art AMRF which will provide business, industry and government with flexible spaces where researchers can work collaboratively.

Man holding a molded steel

Soaring with advanced manufacturing

Romar Engineering Chief Executive Officer Alan Lipman said the company is keen to work with the Western Parkland City Authority on the design of the AMRF and remain involved when it is up and running.

“This is an exciting opportunity for Romar to pass on our knowledge and experience in Advanced Manufacturing around our 3D metal printing technology. We want to grow the Advanced Manufacturing skills base in this country and collaborating with the development of the AMRF is the best way to do this,” Mr Lipman said.

“Romar actively collaborates with the CSIRO, ANSTO, RMIT/Swinbourne, UTS and others to develop and enhance our knowledge and technology base. Working with the AMRF is an extension of our collaboration philosophy.”

Please contact us for more information, or to discuss your advanced manufacturing project.


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