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Category Archives: Research and industry collaboration

Composite Australia’s 2018 Program

Composites Australia has released the 2018 Program, a schedule of national events advancing the Australian composites sector.  The program  profiles the capabilities of Australian-made composite products and processes promotes knowledge sharing and business development opportunities for the Australian composites industry  delivers technical workshops and seminars for the uptake of composites technologies by Australian manufacturers, engineers, architects…

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…

Advanced materials key to manufacturing growth

Composites Australia submissions to state and federal future manufacturing plans advocate for government investment and support to unlock the potential of our sector to grow, generate new jobs and contribute to local economic growth.  The Victorian Government’s Advanced Manufacturing Advisory Council invited Composites Australia to contribute to the review of Victorian manufacturing. At a meeting with Council Chair…

2017 ACI Conference

The 2017 Advanced Composites Innovation (ACI) Conference – Australasia’s premier event for the composites industry, engineers, designers and researchers – to be held at the Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia on March 29 and 30 with a technical workshop on March 28.

Nature’s secrets lead award winning research into high performance metal-composite joints

  Research mimicing the way biological systems such as the English Ivy plant  join dissimilar materials has led to an innovative solution for high performance metal-composite joints, and  earned the RMIT research team the Advanced Composites Structures Society Best Paper Award at the 2016 Advanced Composites Innovation Conference in Melbourne. Dr Adrian Orifici, an Associate Professor in the School…

Opportunities for Australia’s composite sector in Malaysia

The Australian composites sector trade mission to Malaysia has been encouraging, from the hospitality of our Malay hosts to the openness of the communication. The delegation of 10 composite professionals representing the Australian composites supply chain had a busy schedule of meetings with key decision-makers in targeted industry sectors plus facility tours with DK Composites…

Global composites experts converge on Melbourne

The 2013 Composites Australia and CRC-ACS Conference and Trade Show inspired everyone attending — from local SMEs through to NASA in the USA — with the potential of the entire spectrum of composite materials to deliver innovative, manufacturable and merchantable products to customers in Australia and offshore. Held in March at Melbourne’s Crown Conference Centre…

NASA’s new composites technology

Date issued: 4 March, 2013 Under the leadership of Mr John Vickers, an engineering team at the Materials and Processes Laboratory, NASA, has devised an enormous 10 metre wide moulded cryotank from ultra-light weight, strong and non-corrosive ‘composite’ materials as a revolutionary new hydrogen fuel tank with the potential to be used for NASA’s heavy-lift…

Carbon Fibre Collaborative Network

The Victorian Minister for Innovation, Services and Small Business, the Hon. Louise Asher, MP recently awarded funds of $300,000 to Composites Australia to form a collaborative network to facilitate strategic partnerships for the commercialisation and adoption of advanced materials, particularly carbon fibre technology by Victorian manufacturing firms. The facilitation will be performed by Ms Kerryn Caulfield of Apical International Pty Ltd. Exceptionally strong…