Advanced Manufacturing and Design Centre

Bridging the gap between imagination and reality, the Advanced Manufacturing and Design Centre's (AMDC) demonstrator Factory of the Future provides industry and organisations with unparalleled facilities and equipment with which to explore conceptual ideas for manufacturing next generation products.

The Advanced Manufacturing and Design Centre (AMDC) is a state-of-the-art facility that gives researchers and students the opportunity to use the latest manufacturing and design techniques and technologies.

Opened at Swinburne's Hawthorn campus in 2014, the centre is a hub for researchers carrying out world-leading research, education and training. 

The AMDC shares its equipment, knowledge and commercial outcomes. This collaborative approach is building strong links across the higher education, research, vocational training and manufacturing sectors, and will enhance Australia’s ability to develop an internationally competitive, highly productive and technologically advanced manufacturing sector. 

The $100 million centre was built with the support of the Commonwealth Government, which provided $40 million through its Education Investment Fund. 

The building is Swinburne's second 5-star green star building, certified by the Green Building Council of Australia.

The AMDC was designed by Sinclair Knight Merz (now owned by Jacobs Engineering) and architectural firm WilkinsonEyre.