• GMS Composites and Urban Service Solutions join the Cluster

    The Advanced Fibre Cluster is pleased to announce the addition of two new members – GMS Composites and Urban Service Solutions – as part of a growing program to build business and research collaboration. GMS Composites delivers a range of specialised, high performance composite prepreg solutions for demanding advanced composites...

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  • Vestas Renewable Energy Hub opens in Geelong

    Renewable energy is driving new manufacturing jobs in Geelong, with wind turbine components now being assembled at the new Vestas Renewable Energy Hub on the former Ford site. The Advanced Fibre Cluster has identified the Energy sector as a growing opportunity for advanced fibre composite innovation. Growing demand for increased...

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  • Push for national focus on Cluster

    Source: David Cairns, Geelong Advertiser, September 30, 2019 Carbon fibre parts maker Quickstep wants to see national promotion of the Geelong-based cluster of companies and organisations working together to grow manufacturing and innovation in advanced fibre and composite materials. Moving its research and development centre from Germany to Deakin University...

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  • Our website goes LIVE!

    Check out our new website.  With a vision to be a global centre of excellence for carbon fibre, advanced fibre and composites innovation and manufacturing, the Advanced Fibre Cluster has launched a new website with news, project updates and stories about members. Sign up for our newsletter for regular updates...

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  • Australia can be globally competitive – and here’s how

    There’s an aphorism that a bad attitude is like a flat tyre: you can’t go anywhere until you change it. In a recent article for InnovationAus magazine, Quickstep CEO, Mark Burgess, says a lack of self-belief in innovation is hampering our success in Australia. Unlike our well-deserved confidence in our...

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  • Carbon Rev Moves into Asia

    Carbon Revolution, born in Geelong and now a leading supplier of high-performance lightweight wheels to the global automotive and defence industries, has signed a formal memorandum of understanding with Japanese trading giant Mitsui & Co. as the company steps up a push into the Japanese auto market. Chief Executive, Jake...

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  • We’ve only scratched the surface of the opportunity

    It is hard to think of carbon fibre in Australia and not think of Geelong. It’s a material with countless uses – in cars, sporting goods, exoskeletons and beyond – and Victoria’s second city is home to the scientific, engineering and commercial expertise needed to develop it into the products...

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  • Geelong a factor in space program

    THE Australian Space Agency has been told of the potential of Geelong’s world-class advanced and composite fibre industries to contribute to the country’s space program. A submission on the International Space Investment initiative has highlighted that high- performance carbon fibre and advanced fibre materials were increasingly being used in energy-efficient...

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  • Adding strength to fibres

    THE evolution of Geelong as a global leader in cutting-edge advanced fibre manufacturing has entered a new phase. Already home to world- leading carbon fibre research facility Carbon Nexus, the appointment of a new industry leader is expected to accelerate the growth of opportunities in advanced fibre and carbon fibre...

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  • Concrete success set to beam ’em up

    A NEW form of super-strong reinforced concrete that will not fall victim to concrete cancer has passed a crucial performance test, clearing the way for it be used to build two pedestrian bridges in Geelong. Designed to go 100 years without maintenance, it’s anticipated construction of the two 10m bridges...

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