Western Sydney in Australia could be the new center of 3D printing in Australia due to a new joint initiative between the NSW Government and industry leader GE Additive.

The aim is for GE to develop industrial-scale 3D printing at the Western Sydney Aerotropolis, a new infrastructure hub.

According to Gladys Berejiklian, New South Wales premier, improving 3D printing capabilities in the location will help grow the space industry in Australia.

‘We are aiming to triple the size of Australia’s space sector to AUS$12 billion by 2030, creating up to 20,000 new jobs in this industry alone,’ she said.

This story uses material from New South Wales Department of Premier and Cabinet, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.