• 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...

    Read More

  • 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...

    Read More

  • 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...

    Read More

  • 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...

    Read More

  • 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...

    Read More

  • 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...

    Read More

  • 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...

    Read More

  • Aug 2021

    Quickstep Readies for ‘Third Revolution’ in Aerospace

    Cluster member and leading composite component manufacturer, Quickstep, has named Waurn Ponds as the site for the development of the company’s centre of excellence in manufacturing drones.  Quickstep Advanced Air Mobility (QAAM), which includes a focus on drones and other eVTOL aircraft, a sector recognised as the “third revolution” in...

    Read More

  • Jul 2021

    New Cluster Member Platform Now Available (with video walkthrough)

    The AFCG Member platform has undergone a revamp. The new Member area includes additional features, easy access to resources and a collaboration forum to help Members easily collaborate and troubleshoot within the Cluster network. A video walkthrough of the new platform is available via the Member login area. The AFCG...

    Read More

  • Jul 2021

    Functional and Sustainable Fibres Among Industrial Research Hubs Announced

    Geelong’s world-leading excellence in fibre research received further confirmation this week with the announcement of a new $5 million Industrial Transformation Research Hub, one of only eight awarded across the country in 2021. Deakin University’s ARC Research Hub for Functional and Sustainable Fibres, led by the Institute for Frontier Materials’...

    Read More