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Past Events

2017
Start Date End Date Event Title
12 Oct 2017 12 October 2017 Tech workshop: Adhesive bonding – making it stay stuck, Sydney – Cancelled

We apologise for any inconvenience however this event has been been cancelled   This one day workshop will focus on the scientific and practical aspects of achieving durable adhesive bonding and the inspection methods for testing and measuring adhesive durability. As a high performance structural connection, adhesive bonding has many highly valued benefits over other…

29 Aug 2017 29 August 2017 Industry seminar and networking: Perth FRP Architectural Sculptures, Perth

Event overview The city of Perth is leading Australia in the commissioning and installation of FRP architectural sculptures, examples of which include Spanda, Ascalon, Elevacion and Covergence. All are engineered structures that are aesthetically pleasing and enrich the surrounding urban landscape within which they are installed. The event will feature speakers who have worked on…

1 Aug 2017 1 August 2017 Polymers & Additives

Seminar by SPE to be held at Partec Institute QLD The players in our global plastics raw materials industry continue with developing innovative materials and bringing them to market. We will benefit from having two representatives of these global companies with Australian representation making presentations on innovations at this SPE seminar. Yvonne Mah from BASF…

20 Jul 2017 20 July 2017 Riviera Australia, Queensland – Industry site visit and networking

This is a unique opportunity for members to tour the luxury motor yacht building facilities at Riviera Australia and hear from CEO Wes Moxey. Wes will provide a fascinating insight into the rise of Riviera from its beginnings in 1980 to become today’s largest and most awarded luxury yacht builder in Australia and a leader in the highly competitive…

14 Jul 2017 14 July 2017 Acrylic One Composite Solutions

PARTEC has made an arrangement with ACS to showcase their acrylic lamination and casting resin, a 2-pack, water-based system. Hosted by Roger Cater and his team at Partec with Mark Halford and Dean Margetts assisting in the demonstration Mr Harold van Zutphen, Technical Manager of Active Composites in Stellandam and expert advisor on A1 welcome…

28 Jun 2017 28 June 2017 Automation of Composite Production: A low cost flexible integrated composite process

Event overview In his first public lecture in Australia, Peter will provide an overview of ARENA2036 and the Industry 4.0 related activities at the University of Stuttgart.  He will present “LOWFLIP” (http://www.lowflip.eu/) which is a significant research project in developing a low cost flexible integrated and automated composite parts manufacturing process The LOWFLIP program aims…

4 May 2017 4 May 2017 Sandwich Structure Design and Fabrication – Technology Workshop VIC

NOTE NEW VENUE FOR THIS WORKSHOP This workshop has been developed for those who are responsible for the design and fabrication of sandwich structures, specifically engineering and senior technical staff who are considering utilising the benefits of sandwich structures.  The application of composite materials as the facings is of particular interest and a focus of…

28 Mar 2017 30 March 2017 2017 Advanced Composites Innovation Conference – Sanctuary Cove, Queensland

Composites Australia will host the 2017 Advanced Composites Innovation Conference and Exhibition, at Sanctuary Cove, Queensland, on Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th March, with a technical workshop on Tuesday 28th March. In its 14th year, the conference is attracting global and national industry leaders and promises delegates two powerful days of knowledge exchange, networking and business development opportunities.   Registration…

28 Mar 2017 28 March 2017 Technology seminar: Finding and repairing damage and defects in composites components and structures – Qld

This technology seminar on the important topic of detection and repair of composite components and structures will be delivered by well-known international composites engineering consultant and trainer, Rik Heslehurst on the afternoon prior to the 2017 Advanced Composite Innovation Conference. Course overview All load-bearing structures are prone to some form of damage or defects.  In particular composite…

24 Feb 2017 24 February 2017 Penguin Composites, Tasmania – Industry site visit and networking

On 24 February 2017, Penguin Composites hosted an afternoon tour of the operations of one of Tasmania’s most respected composite manufacturing facilities.  About our host and presenter Our host John van der Woude is the CEO and Founding Director of Penguin Composites and a Board member of Composites Australia. He grew up in the north-west Tasmanian…

2016
Start Date End Date Event Title
8 Dec 2016 8 December 2016 Technology Clinic for Civil and Composite Design Engineers – Brisbane, Qld

Topic:  Introduction to the design of concrete structures internally reinforced with FRP bars This technology clinic will provide a practical introduction on how to design concrete structures reinforced with FRP bars. The clinic will also provide the latest  knowledge on research, development and applications to support a responsible introduction and wider use in Australian civil infrastructure of…

23 Nov 2016 23 November 2016 Technology Seminar: A road-map to lower cost carbon fibre – Perth

Topic: A road map to lower cost of carbon fibre next-generation composite materials Carbon fibre has been described as the most defining material for 21st century manufacturing. It has long been used in technology-intensive applications such as motorsport and aerospace due to its significant strength, stiffness and weight advantages over other engineering materials, however it is less than…

26 Oct 2016 26 October 2016 Graphene: the future for high performance materials – Victoria

This half day technology seminar, with Phil Aitchison, head of R&D/IP Strategy for Imagine Intelligent Materials Pty Ltd (Imagine IM), will outline the value proposition for graphene and its potential for new, high performance geotextiles, polymers and composite materials. First isolated just over 10 years ago, graphene is the world’s first 2D material. The thickness of…

5 Oct 2016 5 October 2016 WestConnex: Industry Infrastructure Briefing – Sydney

Composites Australia has pleasure in inviting members and guests to attend an exclusive industry briefing on the biggest infrastructure project in Sydney since the Sydney Harbour Bridge. WestConnex is the largest integrated transport and urban revitalisation project in Australia. This NSW Government key infrastructure project aims to ease congestion, create jobs and connect communities. It requires…

10 Aug 2016 10 August 2016 Creative architecture with composites – Webinar

A webinar redefining what is possible in the world of composite engineering for architects and designers New technology and composite materials are helping designers create highly complex and dramatic architectural features that push the boundaries of composite engineering to create landmark building facades and interiors for clients. In this webinar leading Australian architects, engineers and composite…

5 May 2016 5 May 2016 Technology Workshop – High performance joint design and fabrication for composite structures – Queensland

This full-day course presented by our own internationally recognised composites engineering consultant and trainer, Dr Rik Heslehurst, combines design theory with practical demonstrations to make the decision on the best joint design and fabrication required to achieve the highest joint performance in composite structures. It will be conducted at PARTEC and Composites Training Centre, Brisbane, Queensland….

12 Apr 2016 14 April 2016 2016 Advanced Composites Innovation Conference – Melbourne, Victoria

Composites Australia will host the 2016 Advanced Composites Innovation Conference, in Melbourne, on Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th April, with a technical workshop on Tuesday 12th April. In its 13th year, the conference is attracting global and national industry leaders and promises delegates two powerful days of knowledge  exchange, networking and business development opportunities. Scroll down this page for package options and online registration. View…

16 Mar 2016 16 March 2016 Marky Industries site visit and networking – Crestmead, Qld

This half day site visit at Marky Industries will provide a unique opportunity to hear about and see the operations of this state-of-the-art manufacturing facility designing and producing high quality composite components for the mining, transport, chemical, defence, recreation and building industries. Based in Crestmead, Queensland, just 30 minutes south of Brisbane CBD,  founder and…

15 Feb 2016 15 February 2016 Automated composites manufacturing research facility – New South Wales

Composites Australia is delighted to provide suppliers and manufacturers with the opportunity to tour Australia’s first automated composites manufacturing research facility, recently opened at UNSW Australia.  Featuring ATL (automated tape laying) and AFP (automated fibre placement) capabilities, a major focus of the new facility is to facilitate industry access, enabling the Australian composites industry to develop automated manufacturing capability….

2015
Start Date End Date Event Title
10 Nov 2015 10 November 2015 Composites Industry Event at Prestige Fibreglass Products – Perth

This is a great opportunity to look behind the scenes of a functioning composites plant. Managing Director Steve Adley will share the Prestige Fibreglass story with guests followed by a tour of the operations followed by end of year refreshments and networking. About the hosts Prestige Fibreglass, a Perth-based privately-owned Australian manufacturing company started 30 years ago as a small…

29 Oct 2015 Introduction to Composite Repair and Rehabilitation of Infrastructure – Knoxfield, Melbourne

This one-day introductory course on repair and rehabilitation of infrastructure using composite materials is designed for engineers unfamiliar with composite materials and/or their use in repair applications, as well as composite technicians seeking to learn about infrastructure repair. *The member rate applies to members of Composites Australia and Engineers Australia. Context Retrofitting and reconstruction of…

17 Aug 2015 17 August 2015 The Art and Science of Bonding Composite Structures – Rowville, Victoria

This full-day course with composites engineering consultant Dr Rik Heslehurst will provide extensive discussion and demonstrations of surface preparation of composite materials, the science of adhesively bonded joint design and the issues that ultimately determine the successful outcome of the joint design and fabrication. Overview: When joining composite structures we have two principle choices: either…

10 Jun 2015 10 June 2015 Introduction to Composite Repair and Rehabilitation of Infrastructure – Sydney

This one-day introductory course on repair and rehabilitation of infrastructure using composite materials is designed for engineers unfamiliar with composite materials and/or their use in repair applications, as well as composite technicians seeking to learn about infrastructure repair. The members rate applies to members of Composites Australia and Engineers Australia. This Technology Seminar will also…

1 Jun 2015 5 June 2015 Malaysia Trade Mission

Australian composites manufacturers and fabricators are invited to submit an expression of interest to join a trade mission to Malaysia led by Composites Australia and ACS Australia.  The trade mission will enable companies to engage in a new and dynamic market, leveraging the significant connections and groundwork undertaken by Composites Australia, CRC-ACS, ACS Australia and Austrade earlier this…

5 May 2015 5 May 2015 Technology Seminar on Graphene – Sydney, NSW

This half-day technology seminar will outline the value proposition for graphene and its potential for new, high performance materials and products. First isolated just 10 years ago, graphene is the world’s first 2D material. A single atom of carbon thick, graphene is the world’s strongest material (200 times stronger than steel); the world’s most conductive material…

21 Apr 2015 23 April 2015 Composites Australia and CRC – ACS Conference and Trade Show 2015 – Gold Coast Queensland

Registration closes this week for the largest composites conference in Australasia … secure your place without delay. The Composites Australia and CRC-ACS  2015 Composites Conference, with the theme Game on! Winning with composites, will be held at Sanctuary Cove on Queensland’s Gold Coast, on 22 – 23 April, 2015 with a technical workshop on Tuesday 21 April. Once…

10 Mar 2015 11 March 2015 Closed Moulding Technology Clinic – Brisbane

This two-day technology clinic offers Australian practitioners the opportunity to gain high level instruction and hands-on demonstrations of next-generation closed moulding technology with leading international instructors. Closed moulding manufacturing is proven to offer tangible advantages including improved efficiency and environmentally sound manufacturing production. It results in a cleaner and safer work environment plus improved quality…

4 Mar 2015 5 March 2015 Closed Moulding Technology Clinic – Melbourne

Strictly limited to 15 participants. This two-day technology clinic offers Australian practitioners the opportunity to gain high level instruction and hands-on demonstrations of next-generation closed moulding technology with leading international instructors. Closed moulding manufacturing is proven to offer tangible advantages including improved efficiency and environmentally sound manufacturing production. It results in a cleaner and safer…

18 Feb 2015 Asian Market Entry Opportunities – National Webinar

This presentation will provide the Australian composites industry with the findings of a recent scoping mission and Austrade research into opportunities to enter the Indonesian and Malaysian markets. It is the first phase of the project that seeks to help the Australian composites sector to enter the Malaysian and Indonesian markets by profiling Australia’s advanced…

2014
Start Date End Date Event Title
27 Nov 2014 27 November 2014 AGM, End of Year Industry Forum and Tour

This forum provides the rare opportunity to tour and learn about the operations of Airbus Helicopters Composites while also providing insight into a major piece of work to increase the use of advanced composites in Australia’s infrastructure projects. This event will be hosted at the Airbus Helicopters Composites facility in Eagle Farm, Queensland. Annual General Meeting…

19 Nov 2014 19 November 2014 Advancing Bridge Rehabilitation Using Advanced Composite Technologies – Melbourne, Victoria

This one-day collaborative research and industry forum is designed to share relevant, experience-based knowledge about new and emerging initiatives in the field of bridge rehabilitation using advanced composites, including carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) materials. It will bring together the research, composites industry (including design) and specifying communities to enable a collaborative approach to further…

28 Oct 2014 28 October 2014 Composites in infrastructure forum and site visit – Perth

Featuring a number of recent projects, this forum demonstrates the capabilities of Australian composites practitioners to achieve innovative and high quality infrastructure solutions. Members of Composites Australia, Engineers Australia and the Australian Institute of Architects are eligible for the Member rate. In recent years there has been considerable growth in the successful application of composites…

1 Oct 2014 1 October 2014 Special Interest Hub for Composites in Infrastructure meeting – Melbourne, Victoria

To address and further the opportunities for the use of advanced composites technologies for bridge repair, strengthening, design and construction in Australia, META and Composites Australia have formed a Special Interest Hub for Composites in Infrastructure. The Hub aims To further the development of standards and guidelines for bridge rehabilitation and new bridge construction using…

9 Sep 2014 9 September 2014 Emerging manufacturing techniques – Brisbane, Queensland

This intensive one-day course will give participants the knowledge to be able to evaluate the production practicalities and other implications of adopting alternative composites fabrication techniques such as prepregs and UV curing. Presenters Rowan Paton and Michael Crossthwaite are from Advanced Composite Structures Australia, at the forefront of the development of new and innovative manufacturing…

2 Sep 2014 2 September 2014 Practical Composites Design & Analysis – Adelaide, South Australia

This technology workshop is intended for both beginning and more experienced technical personnel responsible for specifying and designing structures which may benefit from use of advanced composites. Background Advanced composites is a class of materials that can be manufactured from a range of polymers and reinforcing fibres. Composites can deliver lightweight structures with high stiffness,…

21 Aug 2014 22 August 2014 Closed Moulding – Victoria

This two-day intensive clinic will profile one of the next generation of closed moulding processes, Infusion, now taking over as a preferred production method. The training comprises a mix of practical information, demonstrations and hands-on instruction on the infusion process and methods; including how to tool the mould, build the re-usable silicone membrane, and how…

22 May 2014 22 May 2014 Emerging manufacturing techniques – Perth, Western Australia

This intensive one-day course will give participants the knowledge to be able to evaluate the production practicalities and other implications of adopting alternative composites fabrication techniques such as prepregs and UV curing. Presenters Rowan Paton and Michael Crossthwaite are from Advanced Composite Structures Australia, at the forefront of the development of new and innovative manufacturing…

15 May 2014 15 May 2014 Opportunities for Government Assistance for Manufacturing. Sydney, NSW

To be held as part of the 2014 National Manufacturing Week, this seminar hosted by Composites Australia will provide information, tools and inspiration to help deal with the challenges of manufacturing in today’s market place. Program outline The seminar will feature a panel of representatives from government and other relevant agencies plus Composite Australia members…

13 May 2014 16 May 2014 National Manufacturing Week

National Manufacturing Week offers a unique opportunity for suppliers of manufacturing technology equipment, technology and services to showcase their innovative and internationally leading products to senior decision-makers and specifiers from Australia’s manufacturing industry. To be held in Sydney, the week will  feature a range of dedicated product zones creating an ideal environment for buyers and sellers…

7 Apr 2014 9 April 2014 Composites Conference 2014 – Newcastle, NSW

Be part of the largest composites conference in Australasia. Composites Australia and the CRC-ACS have announced details of their 2014 Composites Conference with the theme Materials for a Lighter Smarter Future. The conference will be held in Newcastle, New South Wales, on 8 – 9 April, 2014 with workshops on 7 April. For full details visit the…

4 Mar 2014 4 March 2014 Emerging manufacturing techniques – Melbourne, Victoria

This intensive one-day course will give participants the knowledge to be able to evaluate the production practicalities and other implications of adopting alternative composites fabrication techniques such as prepregs and UV curing. Presenters Rowan Paton and Michael Crossthwaite are from Advanced Composite Structures Australia, at the forefront of the development of new and innovative manufacturing…

2013
Start Date End Date Event Title
27 Nov 2013 27 November 2013 Rowing for gold with composites – The Sykes Racing Story – BOOKED OUT

Sykes Racing are generously opening their facility to Composites Australia members and industry guests for this end-of-year networking event. In their presentation, Sykes Managing Director, Jeff Lawrence and General Manager, Stuart Wilson will share their story and passion for building gold medal winning rowing craft using advanced materials and processes. Guests will be given a…

24 Oct 2013 24 October 2013 Technology workshop: Out-of-autoclave solutions for advanced composites – Melbourne, VIC

One of America’s leading technical and training experts in advanced composites Mr Bob Lacovara, will present this full-day workshop in three Australian cities in October 2013. Summary If autoclaves are eliminated from the equation, composites processing becomes much more cost-effective and accessible. The aerospace industry can maintain significant performance at much reduced cost, whereas the…

22 Oct 2013 22 October 2013 Technology workshop: Out-of-autoclave solutions for advanced composites – Brisbane, QLD

One of America’s leading technical and training experts in advanced composites Mr Bob Lacovara, will present this full-day workshop in three Australian cities in October 2013. Summary If autoclaves are eliminated from the equation, composites processing becomes much more cost-effective and accessible. The aerospace industry can maintain significant performance at much reduced cost, whereas the…

19 Sep 2013 19 September 2013 The practical design and analysis of composites – Brisbane, QLD

This technology workshop is intended for both beginning and more experienced technical personnel responsible for specifying and designing structures which may benefit from use of advanced composites. Background Advanced composites are a class of materials that can be manufactured from a range of polymers and reinforcing fibres. Composites can deliver lightweight structures with high stiffness,…

4 Sep 2013 4 September 2013 Society of Plastics Engineers seminar: Advances in Composites

Composites Australia is pleased to join the Society of Plastics Engineers Australia and New Zealand in presenting this seminar showcasing some of the significant advances in the composites industry from within Australia and overseas manufacturers. More information and to register Society of Plastics Engineers Australia and New Zealand website

23 Aug 2013 23 August 2013 The practical design and analysis of composites – Sydney, NSW

This technology workshop is intended for both beginning and more experienced technical personnel responsible for specifying and designing structures which may benefit from use of advanced composites. Background Advanced composites are a class of materials that can be manufactured from a range of polymers and reinforcing fibres. Composites can deliver lightweight structures with high stiffness,…

20 Aug 2013 20 August 2013 Joint Technology Seminar – Mineral processing – Urrbrae Adelaide, SA

This seminar will examine new and emerging commercial opportunities for filtration and separation, composites and technical textiles in the Australian resources sector. Factors driving these opportunities are as diverse as implementing processes for corporate environmental responsibility and occupational health and safety needs; energy costs; and end-of-life solutions for textile filter media used during processing. Opportunities…

16 Aug 2013 16 August 2013 Closed moulding technology clinic – Laverton, VIC

This hands-on technology-clinic is for composite practitioners who want to explore efficencies in closed-moulding and choices in equipment and material inputs considering complexity of the shape and expected volume of the part. It will provide a forum for composite practitioners who are moving with the technology and who wish to exchange of ideas and experiences…

2 Jul 2013 2 July 2013 A rapid route to develop next-generation composite materials

This seminar provides an opportunity to meet and hear from a leading international researcher with extensive industry  experience in the development, application and processing of high performance materials. An expert in composites fabrication and materials science, Dr Jeffrey Wiggins will share his current research focusing on improving the accuracy of techniques that will expedite the development…