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Tag Archives: Manufacturing

Carbon Revolution – Geelong start-up to supplying “the most technically advanced wheel on the planet”

Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show on 6 March 2018, Ferrari’s remarkable 488 Pista featured a set of optional 20-inch carbon fibre wheels made by Carbon Revolution in Geelong. The beautiful aerodynamically efficient supercar was already 91kg lighter than its predecessors, and by using Carbon Revolution wheels, Ferrari was able to save an additional 40%…

Pathfinder – supplying Australian made, innovative, reliable cutting room technology to world markets

Under the flight path of Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport is precision engineering firm, Pathfinder Cutting Technology – a specialist manufacturer of CNC machinery for flexible materials. Co-founding Directors, John Hollo and Ross Kaigg formed the company in 1996 in a marketplace that was dominated by international firms including Gerber and Lectra, who had decades of experience…

CST invests in Centreless Grinding Technology

Custom-made equipment and testing facilities and a highly qualified workforce of inquisitive minds with a love of precision manufacturing is what gives CST Composites in Sydney its competitive edge, according to its founder and Managing Director Clive Watts. CST’s expertise in unique filament winding technology was developed through its experience of supplying carbon fibre spars…

Awesome tour of Compass Pools – Tomago, NSW

It was a pleasure to tour Compass Pools (CPA) 21,500m² manufacturing site in the regional town of Tomago NSW in August. Since 1980, over 40,000 CPA swimming pools have been installed across Australia and NZ. The company’s R&D and patent strategies continue to serve it well, particularly its development of ceramic core and Biluminite™ pool…

Henkel – Developing high performance bonding technologies

As manufacturers worldwide look to reduce weight to overcome increasing fuel costs, reduce emissions and improve manufacturing processes, they find themselves challenged to set aside the mindset that has dictated traditional material and process choices and to look openly at new and emerging technologies. This includes adhesives and other joining options. Today, each passenger vehicle…

Marky Industries – 40 years in business

This year marks 40 years in business for Marky Industries and the husband and wife duo behind the composites manufacturing firm, Krystyna and Martin Nikolas. While they are both clearly in awe of the milestone, they now proudly reflect on their journey from a young married couple with $50 in start-up funds, to employing over…

Matrix Composites & Engineering

Composites Australia CEO enjoyed a tour of Matrix Composites & Engineering (all 20,000m2 of the facility) with MD Aaron Begley and Mal Cowan, State Manager allnex. “Inspiring to see home grown process invention and innovation in the design, engineering and manufacture of composite and advanced material technology solutions for the civil and infrastructure, resources, oil and gas,…

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…

Victorian truck trailer manufacturer MaxiTRANS secures $60m contract with Coles

Congratulations to Composites Australia member MaxiTRANS Industries on securing a contract for the supply of 395 truck trailers to Coles.  Valued in the order of $60 million, the contract to build the refrigerated and non-refrigerated trailers at MaxiTRANS’ Ballarat plant is said to be one of the largest of its kind in Australia and as Chief Executive Dean…