RMIT Advanced Manufacturing Precinct

University Campus
H2O architects
Felicetti provided Structural Design, Documentation and Supervision

RMIT is establishing an Advanced Manufacturing Precinct to deliver practical industry skills training for the design, development, production, marketing and management processes of the advanced manufacturing sectors. The George Thompson Building will house the Advanced Manufacturing Precinct. The building’s existing facilities will be renovated and will also be extended by an additional level The Advanced Manufacturing Precinct will: Provide “real-life” industry training in high-level skills and para professional areas identified by the advanced manufacturing industry as skills shortage areas Deliver cross-disciplinary training to meet industry needs in engineering and advanced manufacturing technologies, applied design, development, production, marketing and management. Provide training that will be aligned with design research to be undertaken at the University’s future Design Hub, and mechanical manufacturing and aerospace engineering on the Bundoora campus. Develop opportunities for new and innovative product development in manufacturing through co-location of applied design and advanced manufacturing specialisations Foster co-operation and joint ventures between industry and training providers and make facilities available to other Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) Be a “test bed” for new products and processes. Provide rapid prototyping, manufacturing and computer integrated manufacturing, which includes automation, systems integration, computer numerically controlled manufacturing and testing of products and materials