• May 2021

    Precision Machining, Tooling and Mould Expert Plastool Joins the Cluster

    New Cluster member Plastool International is a very familiar name to a number of AFCG stalwarts already taking advantage of its expertise in the machining of complex surfaces. Plastool, which provides high precision 3D CNC machining, engineering and toolmaking solutions, counts Carbon Revolution, FormFlow, Partington Advanced Engineering and ACS Australia...

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  • May 2021

    AFCG Members Keep Geelong Moving with Advanced Fibre Footbridge

    The wait is over for Geelong’s pedestrians, who can now enjoy a first of its kind, sustainable advanced fibre reinforced geopolymer pedestrian footbridge following a successful innovative collaboration between Advanced Fibre Cluster members. The world-leading bridges are designed to last more than 100 years maintenance-free, with significant environmental benefits over...

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  • May 2021

    Heavyweight Thermo Fisher Scientific Joins the Cluster

    Thermo Fisher Scientific is bringing its unique problem-solving expertise to the AFCG. Recent technological and commercial success by high profile Cluster members has attracted the attention of the NYSE-listed firm, which operates worldwide with annual revenues of more than $30 billion and employs over 80,000. Thermo Fisher, which pledges to...

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  • Apr 2021

    GMS Composites Brings Three Generations of Innovation to the AFCG

    Advanced Fibre Cluster Geelong member GMS Composites has a long history of innovation, beginning when its founder arrived in Australia three generations ago from the UK aged just 14 and sought mining work in the Northern Territory before finding a niche making spark plug insulation for Spitfire fighter planes. The...

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  • Apr 2021

    Fibres and Composites Transforming Industry: Government has Bigger Role to Play Enabling Space Industry Ecosystem

    It’s apparently a boom time for space businesses in Australia. However, there are pieces of sovereign capability that are sorely missing, as David Doral explains in this part of our Fibres and composites transforming industry series. We are seeing lately what could look like the beginning of a little space gold rush...

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  • Apr 2021

    MoU to Drive Industry Skills Development

    The Advanced Fibre Cluster Geelong (AFCG) and The Gordon TAFE have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaboratively enhance education and training opportunities. Geelong-based The Gordon is Victoria’s largest regional stand-alone TAFE and for 130 years has helped people gain “real skills for real jobs”. The new agreement will see...

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  • Apr 2021

    Carbon Revolution’s ‘Mega-Line’ Capital Raising a Success

    Cluster member Carbon Revolution successfully raised $73.5 million from institutional investors this month, putting it on track to begin construction of Phase 1 of its first “mega-line” production system which will vastly increase production of its carbon fibre wheels. A retail component of the entitlement offer opens on April 30...

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  • Apr 2021

    Fibres and Composites Transforming Industry: Is Green Carbon Fibre the New Black?

    Manufacturers involved in carbon fibre are seeing sustainability gains through the use of renewable energy, recycling, reducing energy requirements, and adopting different raw materials. Derek Buckmaster explains further in this part of our Fibres and composites transforming industry series. Many of Australia’s innovative manufacturers and exporters are utilising carbon fibre composites to...

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  • Apr 2021

    New International Conference Resource on Cluster Website

    The Advanced Fibre Cluster Geelong has added a handy new resource to its website which lists an extensive range of International Conferences relevant to the sector in one convenient place. Check in to the online tool to be sure to have the latest available information as we update the resource. The Cluster is also...

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  • Mar 2021

    Leaders for Geelong Applications Closing Soon

    The Leaders for Geelong Program, now in its 16th year, is designed to build regional leadership capacity to shape a better future for our region. This is a community leadership program and is different from executive leadership programs. The benefit for emerging leaders in participating in this program is that it...

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