• Cluster welcomes new member Cathay Composites

    Advanced Fibre Custer Geelong (AFCG) warmly welcomes its newest member to the fold, Cathay Composites. Cathay has developed its own carbon fibre and resin re-strengthening system “Quantum CC”, which aids in the restoration of ageing infrastructure domestically and internationally, and also offers pultruded laminates which help in the development of...

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  • ICT acquired by SAGE Automation

    Geelong-based Industrial Control Technology (ICT), a member of the Advanced Fibre Cluster Geelong (AFCG), has been bought by SAGE Automation. ICT owners Mark and Meredith Crittenden said they are delighted to have a new home for their team and valued clients with SAGE as they plan ahead for retirement after...

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  • AFCG helps ready workforce for high tech future

    The Advanced Fibre Cluster Geelong (AFCG) is spearheading the drive to ready Australia’s workforce for a high tech future on the world stage. The AFCG recently carried out targeted deep-dive interviews with Cluster members, seeking their input in order to better understand future workforce development needs at leading advanced manufacturing...

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  • Fibre breakthroughs in Geelong attract global attention

    Breakthrough development of next-generation carbon fibre by cluster members Carbon Nexus and CSIRO has received international attention, with a magazine showcase feature commending the Geelong-based innovation. Ohio-based CompositesWorld, which boasts more than 30,000 subscribers and over 280,000 online page views each month, commended the work in a feature as part...

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  • High-end demand keeps wheels turning at Carbon Revolution

    Advanced Fibre Cluster Geelong (AFCG) member Carbon Revolution has revved up production of one-piece carbon fibre wheels at its Geelong factory despite the uncertainties of the Covid-19 pandemic. Geelong-based Carbon Revolution continues to innovate and supply its lightweight wheel technology to automotive manufacturers around the world. The world-leading manufacturer of...

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  • How to Knit a Rocket Event – Cancelled

    Unfortunately, the Advanced Fibre Design Expo: How to Knit a Rocket event has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.  The Advanced Fibre Cluster Geelong intends to host smaller high-level forums as usual with teleconference facilities available for those needing to take sensible precautions and will be in touch. Please see Message...

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  • Cluster Expo to Showcase Advanced Fibre Global Solutions

    The general public will next month have a chance to find out how the design of new strong yet lightweight products is addressing some of the world’s greatest challenges at the “How to Knit a Rocket: Advanced Fibre Design Expo.” A feature of the City of Geelong’s 2020 Design Week,...

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  • ACS-A, a Trailblazer in Novel Solutions

    One organisation. Endless possibilities. That is the corporate motto of Advanced Composite Structures Australia (ACS-A), and no exaggeration for this innovative local stalwart which has solved endless conundrums for customers. A trailblazer in the advanced fibre composite space, ACS-A has designed for vertical take-off and landing devices (VTOL), created solutions...

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  • Cutting-Edge TAFE Course Explores Manufacturing with Carbon Fibre

    Caption: Rory McNamara, Program Manager – Engineering at The Gordon TAFE, Jen Conley, CEO AFCG and advanced composites students during the 2019 course. Victorian TAFE college The Gordon is delivering a world-class educational course in carbon fibre composite manufacture, developed with members of the Advanced Fibre Cluster. The new, cutting...

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  • Land400 Defence Roadshow heads to Geelong

    The Department of Defence is bringing its Land 400 roadshow to Geelong next month, giving local business the opportunity to pitch their unique products and services while demonstrating the strength of industry capability in the region. Geelong businesses with defence industry capability will meet with Hanwha and Rheinmetall, the two...

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