• 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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  • Carbon Fibre: A Critical Ingredient in a Low Emissions Future

    The Advanced Fibre Cluster has demonstrated the value of carbon fibre and advanced composite technologies in reducing emissions in a new submission to Government. The Federal Government is seeking expert input to help it develop a national “Technology Investment Roadmap” that will drive funding of low emissions technologies, strengthening the...

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  • Quickstep to Supply US Military with Aircraft Parts

    Quickstep Technologies has stepped up to help Boeing quickly supply 260 urgent, obsolete aircraft parts for the United States Marine Corps’ AV-8B Harrier fleet. In an example of Australia’s nimble, can-do capability, Quickstep responded swiftly to help Boeing keep its key customer’s aircraft operational by supplying vital composite aircraft parts...

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  • Fully Funded PhD Positions Available

    Deakin University’s Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM) is renowned for its research excellence in the field of materials science. Working across a range of disciplines they develop scalable solutions for the energy, health, environment, manufacturing, mining, and transport industries. The IFM is currently on the lookout for the next intake...

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  • AFCG Member Recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

    It’s intriguing how opportunities often arise in times of crisis. Lyn George and her husband Ross built their company Austeng from the ground up, providing specialised equipment to the automotive industry in the greater Geelong area. So, when their largest customer, the Ford Motor Company, made the decision to pull...

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  • AFCG driving Australian collaboration with Germany

    The Advanced Fibre Cluster, established by a group of highly innovative companies and organisations in the Geelong region, is driving international collaboration with Europe’s leading cluster in carbon fibre-reinforced materials, MAI Carbon. Formed by Audi, BMW, Premium Aerotec, Airbus Helicopters, Voith and SGL Carbon, MAI Carbon is centred on the...

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  • 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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