• May 2022

    A Warm Welcome from Our New Cluster CEO

    I would like to thank all of you for your support and welcome during my first few weeks in the role with the AFCG, the energy and enthusiasm among the group is wonderful. As discussed with each of you, my short term goal is to reinvigorate the cluster,  increase interactions...

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  • Dec 2021

    Leadership in Factory Automation – Carbon Revolution

    Geelong one-piece carbon fibre road wheel manufacturer Carbon Revolution is pressing ahead with the automation of its processes and the construction of its first Mega-line production line despite a year that the global automotive industry would rather forget. There was good news for the company’s wheels – the only single-piece...

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  • Nov 2021

    Have your say on Composites Development project

    Advanced Fibre Cluster members are being encouraged to provide input and Expressions of Interest for a new Industry Capability Development (ICD) activity proposed by DMTC Ltd. ICD Program Leader for DMTC, Charlotte Morris, gave a briefing to members as part of a recent workshop, The Composites Advantage, co-hosted by the...

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  • Sep 2021

    Geelong Manufacturing and Innovation Leaders Meet with Breakthrough Victoria

    Breakthrough Victoria Interim CEO Mary Harney met with Advanced Fibre Cluster Advisory Board members recently to share opportunities for expanding the Waurn Ponds precinct and to discuss progress in the establishment of the new $2 billion Victorian investment fund. The purpose of the new Breakthrough Victoria Fund is to increase...

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  • Sep 2021

    New Webinar Series Explores Composites Capabilities to Drive Sovereign Manufacturing

    The Advanced Fibre Cluster Geelong has teamed up with DMTC Ltd and the Geelong Manufacturing Council to deliver a series aimed at growing sovereign manufacturing capability.  The series is in response to a report released last July, commissioned and supported by DMTC Ltd, highlighting the impressive carbon fibre and composite manufacturing...

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  • Sep 2021

    Brand New Look for Geelong’s Sykes Rowing

    Australia’s leading rowing boat manufacturer, Sykes Rowing, has launched their fresh new re-brand ahead of the 2021–2022 Rowing calendar. Building on the strong foundations of Australian proud heritage instilled from their previous logo, the new Sykes Rowing brand retains a similar but stronger typeface, and fast-moving kangaroo graphic with stylised...

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  • Sep 2021

    Big Day in September for AFCG Founding Board Member!

    We’re breaking from our traditional business and advanced fibre technology news with this update that’s been 57 years in the making!  Congratulations to AFCG Director, Jeff Lawrence (and all the other over the moon Melbourne fans) on seeing the Dees win in the West over the weekend.  Jeff, a founding...

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  • Sep 2021

    Carbon Revolution Could Give EVs the Range Boost They Need

    Jake Dingle, CEO of Carbon Revolution, recently spoke with Forbes magazine about the benefits that carbon fibre wheels bring to EVs. “In a world where range is really the battle ground and the desire for people to go as far as possible, being able to deliver in the order of a...

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  • Aug 2021

    AKD Softwoods Calls on Cluster Member Expertise

    “It’s a big pile.” David McGinness, Risk Manager at timber processor AKD Softwoods, and director of their woodchip export facility in Geelong, is describing 250,000 tonnes of timber residue produced each year from the conversion of logs to solid timber product at its Colac facilities. Structural timber is the mainstay...

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  • Aug 2021

    BAE Systems Maritime Australia’s Innovation Team Seeks Expressions of Interest

    BAE Systems Maritime Australia’s Innovation team is seeking Expressions of Interest from industry to support the Hunter Class Frigate Program (HCFP) Industry support can include: Investigate manufacturing technologies, materials, coatings, and processes with the potential to improve the sail away performance of the nine Hunter class frigates; Investigate infrastructure, the...

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