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Category Archives: Advanced materials

DI Design – a symphony of materials for subsea

Here, I am with David Inggall of DIDesign discussing his “diverless connection running tool”, destined for the ocean floor at 250 metres in Bass Strait to be used to remotely operate a subsea oil production tree.  This little baby is a symphony of materials including buoyant plastics and high tensile steels all used for their…

Birth of Australian-made carbon fibre industry

The vision for Geelong, Victoria, to be a carbon fibre manufacturing hub producing low-cost high performance material for the Australian and global markets is fast becoming a reality with three recent developments. The developments will hopefully give the Australian composites industry a distinct market advantage and open the opportunity globally for the benefits of carbon…