• 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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  • 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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  • Fibre breakthroughs in Geelong attract global attention

    Breakthrough development of next-generation carbon fibre by cluster members Carbon Nexus and CSIRO has received international attention, with a magazine showcase feature commending the Geelong-based innovation. Ohio-based CompositesWorld, which boasts more than 30,000 subscribers and over 280,000 online page views each month, commended the work in a feature as part...

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  • High-end demand keeps wheels turning at Carbon Revolution

    Advanced Fibre Cluster Geelong (AFCG) member Carbon Revolution has revved up production of one-piece carbon fibre wheels at its Geelong factory despite the uncertainties of the Covid-19 pandemic. Geelong-based Carbon Revolution continues to innovate and supply its lightweight wheel technology to automotive manufacturers around the world. The world-leading manufacturer of...

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  • How to Knit a Rocket Event – Cancelled

    Unfortunately, the Advanced Fibre Design Expo: How to Knit a Rocket event has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.  The Advanced Fibre Cluster Geelong intends to host smaller high-level forums as usual with teleconference facilities available for those needing to take sensible precautions and will be in touch. Please see Message...

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