• 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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  • Quickstep awarded more work in the F-35 program

    Advanced carbon fibre composite manufacturer, Quickstep Holdings, has been selected for more work in the global F-35 program following a recent visit to the US by Defence Industry Minister Melissa Price. Quickstep has been awarded 10 new composite parts in support of the Joint Strike Fighter Program.    Minister for...

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  • Latest Opportunities

    Graphene Smart Cities conference 19 November 2019 Global leaders in advanced materials are set to converge on Melbourne for the Australian Graphene Industry Association Smart Cities 2019 national conference on November 19th. Advanced Fibre Cluster members and friends have access to a VIP discount.  For a detailed conference agenda, visit...

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  • 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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