Advanced Composite Materials and Structures

Investigating various applications of advanced composite materials in the aerospace, civil infrastructure, and marine industries, including: the development of new structural design and analysis methods; experimental characterisation of new materials; and studies of structural performance and manufacturing effects.

ARC Training Centre for Automated Manufacture of Advanced Composites (AMAC)

The centre uses advanced automation technology to position Australian manufacturers as world-class agile producers of high-value advanced composite structures. The centre partners with Australian National University (ANU) and the Technical University of Munich. Providing maximum control over fibre trajectories and part geometry; this facility includes a head for laying parallel thermoset prepreg composite tows as well as a specialist thermoplastic composite head for in-situ melding for one-shot part fabrication of bespoke high-performance composites.

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