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Western Sydney University

With the motto “Western is Best” as a growing university reflecting the new centre of Advance Manufacturing in Sydney, NSW State and Australia, the Centre for Advanced Manufacturing Technology (CfAMT) at School of Engineering, Design and Built Environment (SoEDBE), Western Sydney University (Western) was established with its missions:

(a) to develop and maintain the leadership and scholarship of Western Sydney University (WSU) on Advanced Manufacturing in Greater Western Sydney (GWS) Region working with external organisations; and

(b) contribute to industrial transformation and sustainable development of local manufacturing industry via adopting advanced manufacturing technologies in GWS.

CfAMT has its main technical focuses on research, product development and education of frontier technologies of Industry 4.0, including Advanced Manufacturing (AM), Internet of Things (IoT), Advanced Sensor Technologies, Advanced Robotic technologies, etc. and it has four following research streams (4A):  

  1. Advanced Manufacturing Technologies, Computer Aided Engineering/Digital Twin, and Business Model Development 

  2. Advanced Engineering Materials and Defence Technology 

  3. Automation and Robotics 

  4. Advanced Manufacturing Education and Training

CfAMT has the core and associate members across the Schools at Western Sydney University including SoEDBE, School of Science (SoSc), School of Business (SoBus) and School of Medicine (SoM) and across disciplines including Mechanical, Mechatronic and Robotics, Civil and Environmental, Electrical & Electronics, Industrial Design, Construction Management, etc. It has the following research strengths and capabilities:

  • Advanced Engineering Materials and Structures, e.g., composites/nanocomposites, advanced high strength steels, and light metals

  • Advanced Manufacturing Technologies, e.g., Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing of Metals (stainless steel, copper, tool steels, titanium, etc.), Polymers, Polymer-based Composites and Nanocomposites including both virgin and recycled thermoplastics, e.g., PET, PETG, PLA, ABS, HIPS, PC, HDPE, etc. and Concrete Materials and Structures     

  • Advanced Digital Modelling and Simulations/Digital Twins Using CAD, FEA, CFD, DEM, etc.   

  • Advanced Robotics Technologies, Automation and Control 

  • Design of Mechanical and Mechatronic Products and Systems, Rapid Prototyping, Manufacturing and Testing

  • Advanced Sensor Technologies and their Applications on Manufacturing Sector

  • Industry 4.0 (IIoT, AI, VR and AR) and Factory of the Future 

  • Design, Fabrication, Characterisation, Analysis and Testing of Structures Made of Advanced Engineering Materials

  • Green construction and building materials (green cement, geopolymer concrete, green concrete using waste, e.g., glass, plastic, etc.) and high-performance fibre reinforced cementitious composites (e.g., ECC)

  • New grade steel (stainless steel for structures)

  • Polymer composites (e.g., adhesive, coating, flammability and combustibility), Composites (e.g., laminates, sandwiches, particulate and short fibre reinforced) and Composites materials for solar hydrogen, nanocomposites and nanomaterials, Nanoparticles and nanostructured materials

  • Advanced thin film materials

  • Ceramic processing, granular materials, particle processing and material and structure interface

  • Material separation and recovery (e.g., mineral resources, solid wastes)

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