Romar Features in Latest AMT Issue


While Romar has close to half a century of manufacturing experience, we’ve continually expanded our expertise to ensure we remain at the cutting edge of Australian manufacturing.

In recent years, we’ve focused on building our advanced manufacturing team and technology, and we’ve since initiated exciting projects and collaborations in diverse sectors, including aerospace.

We’re delighted that our additive manufacturing capability features in the latest issue of Australian Manufacturing Technology (AMT) journal, published by AMTIL.

Here’s an excerpt.

Moulded Metal

Advanced Manufacturing Capability Sees Romar Engineering Soar

It doesn’t always take a giant to reach for the stars. Romar Engineering is a small Sydney-based manufacturer that has quietly built a robust reputation for quality and expertise over the last 50 years, and continues to enhance its capabilities – most recently diversifying into metal additive manufacturing.

Based in Sefton, New South Wales, Romar Engineering is well known across the industry for medical device manufacturing, yet it also has remarkably diverse proficiency across silicone, micro molding, precision molding, clean room manufacturing, elastomers and several other areas of industrial manufacturing, including precision inspection, five-axis machining, metal additive manufacturing and design for manufacture.

Romar’s success lies at the intersection of manufacturing expertise and cautious innovation. It has continually looked at ways to strengthen and expand its capability, whilst remaining committed to core objectives of high quality and commercially viable manufacturing solutions.

In recent years, Romar has invested in technology and additional expertise to build an entirely new arm – in additive and advanced manufacturing.

“Currently, around 65% of our business is with the manufacture of medical devices,” says Alan Lipman, Romar Engineering CEO. “In recent years, we’ve built up huge knowledge and capability in advanced manufacturing for industrial sectors. This means we are firmly positioned to offer innovative manufacturing solutions for sectors including aerospace, mining and defence, and we are looking to expand in those sectors over the next few years.”

Man holding a molded steel

Facilitating growth in advanced manufacturing sectors

At the heart of Romar’s advanced manufacturing capability is a state-of-the-art 3D printer with significant and singular capability – the DMG Mori Lasertec 65 3D 5-axis synchronous laser deposition, welding and milling machine. It’s the only one in Australia – and indeed one of only three in commercial settings globally – so it brings something very special to the local market.

With the Lasertec 65, Romar can develop, prototype, test and manufacture superior quality components, and it has the ability to repair, renew and replace existing components. The potential across the defence, rail and aerospace sectors is immense.

Casting technology is one of the oldest manufacturing processes and is used extensively in aerospace and defence.

The cost of maintaining investment casting tools is a significant portion of total lifecycle budgets, and it can be avoided through intelligent process selection. The Lasertec 65 is enabling high value aerospace and defence customers to eliminate these costs by substituting a digital model with flexible manufacturing instead.

For Romar’s customers, it means increased flexibility and fast-response production solutions.

Please find the article (p. 84/85) here and contact us if you have a project in need of innovative additive manufacturing solutions.

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