New Innovation Centre for Australia opens in Melbourne’s North West : The Only Privately Owned 3D metal Printing Service Bureau is being opened by Ben Reeson 2nd August 2018
Ben Reeson Liberal member for Niddrie will open Amiga Engineering’s Innovative Additive manufacturing service bureau at an Educational event of University Rock Stars and Heads of Innovation for Australia. Amiga Engineering invests $2.75M in 3 Metal printing Machines to set up as a service Bureau for 3D metal printing in Australia, which will propel the company into the future.
The changing landscape of Australian industry means that engineering, machine shops, and jobbing workshops have been under increasing pressure to survive.
Michael Bourchier, managing director, Amiga Engineering, said, “Traditional industry, such as automotive, has moved offshore while the mining boom has faded. The country’s resources are being dug and pumped by large overseas corporations who no longer make capital investment here to have machinery or platforms made. Rather, they ship or float this equipment from Singapore or other locations around the world that are more competitive. Australians are left with being the maintenance crews of offshore-supplied equipment.”
Bourchier suggests that is a barrier to Australian creativity and innovation with Australia’s creative side is slipping to the lowest it has ever been.