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High performance textiles expert visits Australia

15 July 2014

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 learn from Dr Veit, who is at the forefront of new and emerging manufacturing and processing techniques for technical textiles, says Composites Australia Executive Officer Ms Kerryn Caullfield.

Dr Veit will present on the high performance fibres, yarns and textile structures used in the production of composites, covering the essentials concerning material characteristics and the latest manufacturing and processing techniques.

“We are extremely fortunate to have Dieter share his knowledge with Australian companies,” says Ms Caulfield.

For every composite used in aerospace, transport, recreational vehicles, civil infrastructure, mining and the oil and gas industries (to name a few), there is a fibre and textile substrate that does all the work.

“For the composites sector, this is an opportunity to gain an understanding of the textile preform process, testing, simulation and modelling tools, and to be able to make informed decisions on its potential today and in the future.”

The full-day clinic will be held on Thursday 17 July 2014 at RMIT University, Brunswick Campus in Melbourne.