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Tag Archives: Research and Industry Collaboration

UNSW redefining the relationship between universities and industry

Since the 1990s, the creation of new knowledge through university-based academic research has been considered by government as an industry like any other. Often called the process of ‘academic capitalism’, universities have become more entrepreneurial as they are forced to focus on knowledge less as a public good than as a marketable commodity in profit-oriented…

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…

Major achievements of the CRC-ACS

The Cooperative Research Centre for Advanced Composite Structures (CRC-ACS) has been a major feature of the Australian composites landscape for more than two decades. One of Australia’s longest running cooperative research centres, the program wound-up in June 2015. In its 24 years from 1991, the program was supported by tens of millions of dollars of…

Opportunities for Australia’s composite sector in Malaysia

The Australian composites sector trade mission to Malaysia has been encouraging, from the hospitality of our Malay hosts to the openness of the communication. The delegation of 10 composite professionals representing the Australian composites supply chain had a busy schedule of meetings with key decision-makers in targeted industry sectors plus facility tours with DK Composites…

NASA’s new composites technology

Date issued: 4 March, 2013 Under the leadership of Mr John Vickers, an engineering team at the Materials and Processes Laboratory, NASA, has devised an enormous 10 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…

Carbon Fibre Collaborative Network

The Victorian Minister for Innovation, Services and Small Business, the Hon. Louise Asher, MP, recently awarded funds of $300,000 to Composites Australia to form a collaborative network to facilitate strategic partnerships for the commercialisation and adoption of advanced materials, particularly carbon fibre technology by Victorian manufacturing firms. The facilitation will be performed by Ms Kerryn Caulfield of Apical International Pty Ltd. Exceptionally strong…