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Sydney Manufacturing Hub

Delivering world-class capabilities in additive manufacturing and materials processing

The Sydney Manufacturing Hub delivers cutting-edge expertise in additive manufacturing and materials processing to serve both fundamental and applied research.

The Sydney Manufacturing Hub is a manufacturing-focussed research facility geared to enable concept-to-production demonstration capabilities, including advanced pre- and post-processing of materials. Situated in an outstanding new bespoke facility in the Engineering precinct of the Darlington campus, the Sydney Manufacturing Hub (SMH) supports advanced capabilities to make and process metals, ceramics and polymeric-based materials.

We are just getting started as we deliver capabilities for design, 3D printing, heat treatment, mechanical and topological characterisation and much more. 

Access our facilities

Provide us with your project goals and requirements, and our staff will put together a tailored registration and training program to ensure that you can make the most of our facilities.

  1. Consultation. Once we receive your project enquiry, our staff will work with you to put together a viable project design, taking into account factors such as experimental scope, instrument requirements, and budget. Our rates are now available - SMH Rates 2024 (195.9 KB).
  2. Activation. We will assist you in registering your project and will guide you through any necessary formalities prior to project commencement.
  3. Induction. We will organise a bespoke instrument training program specific to your needs, giving you autonomous access to our facilities to complete your project.

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Acknowledging Sydney Manufacturing Hub

When writing up your research, please remember to acknowledge the role of our facilities and expertise. Acknowledgements demonstrate that our investments in equipment and people have led to important outcomes. Your publications, presentations, and posters are a vital part of the business case for ongoing funding of our facility.

Please advise the Sydney Manufacturing Hub ( of any publications, presentations, and posters produced for projects enabled by the Sydney Manufacturing Hub.

Example acknowledgement:

“The authors acknowledge the facilities and the scientific and technical assistance of [insert names if relevant] of the Sydney Manufacturing Hub, a Core Research Facility at the University of Sydney.”


Access Grants

Did you know? If you are a University of Sydney researcher at postdoctoral level and above, you may be eligible for support through the Sydney Research Infrastructure Access Grants program (formerly 'Core Research Facilities User Access Scheme').

These grants support access to Core Research Facilities and Research Service Units for high-quality research by researchers whose opportunities may otherwise be limited. This program supports the University's strategic goals in research excellence and diversity and inclusion.

Download the grant guidelines (pdf, 660kB) for details.




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Sydney Manufacturing Hub 2023 brochure

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Research Case Studies

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Sydney Manufacturing Hub

  • Sydney Manufacturing Hub Rm S260, Level 2 Mechanical Engineering Building J07 University of Sydney NSW 2006
Delivery address
Sydney Manufacturing Hub Building J07 Loading Dock Entry via Gate 2 Blackwattle Creek Lane University of Sydney NSW 2006


Key industry partnership:

GE Additive

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