• 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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  • Cluster project makes global news

    An engineering research project that emerged from the Advanced Fibre Cluster Geelong has made global headlines. The magazine, The Economist, has published the project in its latest Science and Technology issue, describing the novel approach adopted by Cluster members, Austeng, Deakin University and the City of Greater Geelong. Featuring in the...

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  • Partington cycle wheels released for export

    Innovative Geelong manufacturer, Partington Advanced Engineering, will this week begin exporting its high-performance carbon fibre cycling wheels. Speaking during a visit to Deakin University’s Manufutures hub last week by cycling legend, Cadel Evans, company founder, Jon Partington, said the first offerings are ready for export. The Partington 39R and 44R...

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  • State MP Christine Couzens visits Cluster

    State MP for Geelong, Ms Christine Couzens, was welcomed to the Advanced Fibre Cluster in October as part of the group’s new knowledge sharing and site visits program.  Members of the Cluster toured the Waurn Ponds R&D facility of Quickstep, Australian Aerospace Business of the Year for 2019. Previous business...

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  • Carbon Revolution accelerating to public listing

    Carbon Revolution, the world-leading Australian manufacturer of one-piece carbon fibre composite wheels, officially released its Prospectus last week ahead of its public listing on November 29. Recent months have seen a string of announcements from the fast-expanding company, including a strategic supply agreement, a contract with a global SUV manufacturer,...

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