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Member Lunch and Project Discussions

August 25, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

AFCG Chair and Board of Directors cordially invites all members to Save the Date for this discussion to build collaborative projects and develop innovative solutions to industry challenges.

Wednesday, August 25
Waurn Ponds Estate
Nicol Drive South, Waurn Ponds
Deakin University

10 AM – 1.30 PM

Due to renovations at Truffleduck, the event has been moved to Waurn Ponds Estate.

Workshop Table Sessions

Energy – low emissions applications, automotive, wind

Concepts may include:

–   Hydrogen Fuel cells – material of choice. Thermal conductivity is important.

–   Battery housings for aerospace/aviation – materials, components & designs/configurations of the pack / optimum design to contain thermal runaway

Construction opportunities and recycling applications

Concepts may include:

–   Lightweighting materials e.g. bricks, cement

–   Basalt fibre geopolymer rebars

–   Carpet tile recycling research – removing bitumen from carpet tiles. Freezing? Heating?

–   Re-manufacturer of polymer industrial waste for insulation applications

Aerospace / Defence and sovereign capability

Concepts may include:

–   Lightweight fuel cells for aviation/aerospace

– High-temperature composites, hypersonic applications, fire retardant resin systems

Process technologies – automation, artificial intelligence

Concepts may include:

–  Non-destructive testing advances

–  Graphene – Pressure mapping? Resin enhancements for process and product solutions?

Please RSVP with your preference for Table Session topics by Thursday, August 6.


August 25, 2021
10:00 am - 1:30 pm