• 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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  • Happy Holidays to all of our Members

    Mr Cheeseman (second from left), with AFCG Board members, Lyn George, Derek Buckmaster and Carl de Koning. We wish all our members and supporters a safe, happy and restful holiday. We look forward to more successes and exciting collaborations in 2020.  A big thank you to Quickstep for sponsoring our...

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  • Introducing our Deakin interns

    L-R: Raj Jain, CEO Jennifer Conley, and Prabhu Muruganantham The Advanced Fibre Cluster is host over the summer to two interns from Deakin University’s Work Integrated Learning program. Prabhu Muruganantham and Raj Jain will be working on projects to support the work of the cluster.  Prabhu, a mechanical engineer who...

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  • Carbon Revolution’s winning IPO is just the beginning

    It is already the world’s leading manufacturer of one-piece carbon fibre composite wheels, and now a new core of major investors are heartily backing Geelong-based Carbon Revolution’s ambitious vision of a segment-dominating future.  Boasting production supply deals with Ferrari, Ford, Renault and two other yet to be named manufacturers, and...

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  • Cluster members treated to DST insights

    Image: (L-R) Lead engineers of Cluster member companies with Dr Stephen Cimpoeru, Distinguished Professor Adrian Mouritz (left and second left) and Mr Murray Stimson, DST Group Aerospace Division (far right) Advanced Fibre Cluster member lead engineers were given the inside scoop last month when Professor Adrian Mouritz delivered a DST Black Box Lecture in...

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  • Vertical flights to go up Down Under

    Image: Wisk’s Cora eVTOL test aircraft. Source: Kitty Hawk New Zealand has been chosen as the starting site for commercial flights on “Cora,” an all-electric, self-flying, 2 person eVTOL aircraft that takes off like a helicopter and flies like a plane.  Californian firm Wisk, a new company established in 2019 as a...

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  • WIMN 2020 career mentoring program invites applicants

    The Geelong Manufacturing Council (GMC) has opened enrolments for its Women in Manufacturing Network (WIMN) career mentoring program, now in its third year, until the end of January. The 10-month long program aims to help more women to participate in the manufacturing and engineering sectors, and rise up to leadership...

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