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High performance textiles expert visits Australia

Dr Dieter Veit, Vice Director of the Institute for Textiltechnik, RWTH Aachen University, Germany, has arrived in Melbourne to deliver an intensive one-day technical clinic for the Australian technical textile and advanced composite sectors. Hosted by Composites Australia and the Technical Textiles and Nonwoven Association (TTNA), the clinic is a rare opportunity to meet and…

Bolwell bounces back after factory fire

Just a week after fire gutted one of Bolwell’s major plants in Mordialloc, Victoria, the prominent fibreglass and composites design and manufacturing company, is on track to return to full production within weeks.

Leading composites societies join forces

Australia’s three leading societies for the advancement of composites knowledge, technologies and applications have joined forces under a memorandum of understanding.

Deloitte’s 2013 Global Aerospace and Defense Industry Outlook

Expect defense to shrink while commercial aerospace sets new records. Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) Global Manufacturing Industry group has released a report on the 2013 outlook for the global aerospace and defense (A&D) industry. The report provides observations about the challenges, issues, and opportunities in the sector. According to the report, the global defense segment…

National Manufacturing Precinct

Composites Australia has committed to the National Manufacturing Precinct, an initiative formed through the federal government’s plan for industry, Building On Australia’s Strengths. The program is in response to a report by the Prime Ministers’ Manufacturing Taskforce, which included non-government members and made over 40 recommendations. “We need to increase the level of industry-led research…

CST Composites

CST Composites – ‘Innovate to grow: The CST story’ Tuesday 4th June CST Composites has transformed itself from a small specialist company providing “yachties” with masts and spars to one of the world’s leading innovators in filament winding and associated technologies. In a short time, CST has maintained a continuous focus on innovating its manufacturing processes,…

NASA launch tanks: Vickers visits Composites Conference Melbourne 4th March, 2013

Under the leadership of Mr John Vickers, an engineering team at the Materials and Processes Laboratory, NASA, has devised an enormous ten 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 launch vehicles. Designed to…

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

Under the leadership of Mr John Vickers, an engineering team at NASA’s Materials and Processes Laboratory, has devised an enormous 10 metre diametre 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 launch vehicles. Designed to replace the use of…

Technical Standard for FRP Composite Girders

VIEW DRAFT STANDARD The Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads has released a second draft of the Technical Standard for the Design of Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composite Girders. Read the draft standard online.  Composite Australia members wishing to comment should email Kerryn Caulfield.