• Vaulta Charges Ahead with New EV Battery Casing Technology

    Brisbane start up Vaulta has plans to shake up the lithium-ion battery market after spotting a neglected area in the otherwise state of the art field of electric vehicles. Vaulta has created a world-first battery casing technology to service the electric vehicle market, combining the functions of multiple battery casing...

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  • European Expert says Clusters Promote Trust and Success

    AFCG Members were treated to a Zoom seminar this week featuring Swedish academic Göran Roos, who revealed how thousands of innovation Clusters in Europe promote proven success for their members. Professor Roos, a technologist and businessman recognised as a world expert in innovation management and strategy, says the value of...

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  • Machine Learning Pushes Boundaries in Composites

    The Advanced Fibre Cluster Geelong has been awarded a Defence Science Institute (DSI) Smart Ideas Grant to help develop Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) solutions for composite materials integrity testing – in collaboration with global leader in carbon fibre wheels, Carbon Revolution, and Deakin University’s world class researchers. The DSI Smart Ideas...

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  • World-Leading Reinforced Geopolymer Bridge on Track for Geelong

    Geelong’s pedestrians have only months to wait for a world-leading reinforced geopolymer bridge which is an innovative collaboration between Advanced Fibre Cluster members. The engineering research project made global headlines when The Economist magazine featured the novel approach, adopted by Cluster member Austeng, Deakin University and the City of Greater Geelong, as...

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  • International Collaboration Kicks Off September 30

    A new collaboration in advanced fibre technologies and business development between Australia and Germany will kick off next week with a series of virtual expos launching on 30 September. Europe’s leading cluster in carbon fibre reinforced materials, M.A.I. Carbon, together with Australia’s Advanced Fibre Cluster Geelong – and supported by...

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  • Carbon Nexus Featured in Defence Magazine

    Deakin University’s Carbon Nexus, an open access carbon fibre and composite research facility, has been featured in the leading US magazine, Aerospace Manufacturing and Machining, with a focus on the organisation’s novel rapid oxidation technology. The feature article, “Scaling Low-Cost Carbon Fiber Production with Oxidation Technology” highlights the energy and cost savings made possible by...

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  • Shaping Solutions: Carbon Fibre and the Circular Economy

    Carbon fibre is highly valued for its strength, stiffness, and its light-weighting quality. But how can we extract more value from such a highly prized product, and how can we help solve some of the environmental challenges? As part of our commitment to product stewardship, the Advanced Fibre Cluster Geelong...

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  • Australian world first makes waves

    New cluster member JUC SURF’s expertise in aerospace engineering and chemistry is shaking up the surfing world and offering carbon fibre manufacturers an environmentally-friendly solution for their waste material. Producing the world’s first surfboards made from scrap carbon fibre, the innovative start up has sold boards in Hawaii and is...

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  • HeiQ’s Silver Lining in the COVID Fight

    Innovative textile technology business and member of the Advanced Fibre Cluster, HeiQ, has stepped up to help the fight against COVID-19 by supplying masks treated with its Viroblock Vesicle and Silver Technology, which promises to usher in a new era for fabrics which are coronavirus resistant. Co-founder Murray Height, who...

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  • New Members’ Directory to Boost Collaboration

    We’re proud this week to launch the Cluster’s new online Members’ Capability Directory. The Directory – showcasing an initial group of companies – is aimed at supporting collaboration among members as well as between members and the wider advanced fibre and composites community across Australia and the world. The fully...

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