Site Tour of The Gordon: Part 2

Site Tour of The Gordon: Part 2

Please join your fellow AFCG members for a close look at vocational education at The Gordon - the second part of the AFCG tour of The Gordon which began in May at the TAFE East Campus. In this next part, The Gordon's Dr Yasmin Chalmers (Head of Centre Science and...

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09 September 2021
Hydrogen in Industry: The Opportunities and Challenges

Hydrogen in Industry: The Opportunities and Challenges

An exploration into the opportunities and constraints of adding hydrogen into Australia’s energy mix. Hosted by the Deakin School of Engineering, in collaboration with Hycel, this 90-minute interactive online session will aim to inform and engage the audience by providing: An introduction to Hydrogen for energy and mobility, and why...

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27 August 2021
Shaping Solutions: The Journey to Successful Product Stewardship

Shaping Solutions: The Journey to Successful Product Stewardship

The AFCG invites members and guests to meet the CEO of Paintback, Karen Gomez, in this special online presentation on the journey to Product Stewardship. Ms Gomez will share how Paintback became Australia’s first industry-backed waste paint collection scheme. About Paintback Paintback is Australia's first industry-backed waste paint collection scheme: diverting...

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25 August 2021
Member Lunch and Project Discussions

Member Lunch and Project Discussions

AFCG Chair and Board of Directors cordially invites all members to Save the Date for this discussion to build collaborative projects and develop innovative solutions to industry challenges. Wednesday, August 25 Waurn Ponds Estate Nicol Drive South, Waurn Ponds Deakin University 10 AM - 1.30 PM Due to renovations at Truffleduck, the event...

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25 August 2021
Members’ Lockdown Briefing: Composites in the New Hydrogen Economy

Members’ Lockdown Briefing: Composites in the New Hydrogen Economy

Please join a special AFCG Members' Briefing by Dr Adrian Panow, Director Deakin Energy, on the new Hycel Technology Hub at Deakin University's Warrnambool campus and the opportunity for composites in the hydrogen economy. Hycel recently received A$7m from the Federal Government’s Strategic University Reform Fund (SURF) to boost hydrogen...

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26 July 2021
Member Lunch and Project Discussions

Member Lunch and Project Discussions

AFCG Chair and Board of Directors cordially invites all members to Save the Date for this discussion to build collaborative projects and develop innovative solutions to industry challenges. Friday, July 16 Truffleduck, 66 Hyland Street, Fyansford 12 NOON - 3:00 PM Workshop Table Sessions Energy - low emissions applications, automotive, wind Concepts may...

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16 July 2021
Virtual Expo with Germany: 2020-21 Event #06

Virtual Expo with Germany: 2020-21 Event #06

A series of webinars highlighting the opportunities available through Germany's MAI Carbon cluster and Australia's Advanced Fibre Cluster.  In this 6th event, we focus on we will focus on New Frontiers in Materials and Process Technology. Registration details below. Speakers will include: Deakin University's Institute for Frontier Materials - New rapid...

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15 July 2021
Virtual Expo with Germany: 2020-21 Event #05

Virtual Expo with Germany: 2020-21 Event #05

A series of webinars highlighting the opportunities available through Germany's MAI Carbon cluster and Australia's Advanced Fibre Cluster.  In this 5th event, we focus on Innovations and New Opportunities in Composites including technical developments and business model innovation. Registration details below. Speakers will include: FibreTech Solutions; Tristan Cross: Agile supply chains...

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17 June 2021
Members’ Roundtable: ManuFutures 2

Members’ Roundtable: ManuFutures 2

Members' Roundtable discussion about the future development and direction of Deakin University’s Manufutures 2: An opportunity for AFCG members to provide input. Introducing Ross Mahon, Director Regional Manufacturing, Deakin Research Innovations, Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) who will share the Manufutures 2 Draft Strategy, driving innovative and advanced manufacturing...

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08 June 2021
Shaping Solutions: Carbon Revolution Leading the Way Towards Local CF Recycling

Shaping Solutions: Carbon Revolution Leading the Way Towards Local CF Recycling

Carbon Revolution, a leading Australian carbon fibre automotive component manufacturer, is proactively seeking ways to improve sustainable outcomes in the industry. Carbon Revolution recently sponsored a research project focusing on what would be required to grow a carbon fibre (CF) recycling industry in Australia. A team of Executive MBA students...

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12 May 2021
Site Tour of The Gordon: Part 1

Site Tour of The Gordon: Part 1

Please join your fellow AFCG members for a close look at vocational education at The Gordon - the first part of the AFCG tour of The Gordon, which takes in the East Campus. In this part, The Gordon's Dr Yasmin Chalmers (Head of Centre Science and Technology) and Wayne Ketchen...

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06 May 2021
Cluster Annual General Meeting

Cluster Annual General Meeting

The Advanced Fibre Cluster's annual general meeting will take place on March 17 at the YOT Cafe at The Royal Geelong Yacht Club. The meeting is an all-member event and we encourage everyone to attend and contribute to discussions on the direction of the Cluster for the year to come.

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17 March 2021
Site Tour of Sykes Racing

Site Tour of Sykes Racing

Please join your fellow AFCG members for this exclusive tour of the Sykes Racing manufacturing plant in Breakwater, Geelong - kindly hosted by the Sykes team. Sykes Racing is Australia’s largest and leading manufacturer, globally renowned for their composite racing shells for the sport of rowing. Sykes has been a...

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09 March 2021
Virtual Expo with Germany: 2020-21 Event #04

Virtual Expo with Germany: 2020-21 Event #04

A series of webinars highlighting the opportunities available through Germany's MAI Carbon cluster and Australia's Advanced Fibre Cluster. In this 4th event, we focus on recycling of carbon fibre composites Registration details below. In this latest event, Advanced Fibre Cluster member, JUC Surf, will present as part of the annual German Composites...

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25 February 2021
Shaping Solutions: The Greening of Carbon Fibre with CATACK-H

Shaping Solutions: The Greening of Carbon Fibre with CATACK-H

Carbon fibre is highly valued for its strength, stiffness, and light-weighting quality. But how can we extract more value from such a highly prized product, and how can we help solve some of the environmental challenges? As part of our commitment to product stewardship, the Advanced Fibre Cluster Geelong is...

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04 February 2021
Virtual Site Visit of HeIQ

Virtual Site Visit of HeIQ

Members Only

HeIQ Australia CEO, Dr Murray Height, delivers an exclusive presentation to fellow members of the Advanced Fibre Cluster in early 2021. HeiQ is a leader in textile innovation creating some of the most effective, durable, and high-performance textile effects in the market today. Founded in 2005 during a hike in...

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21 January 2021
AFCG End of Year Celebration Dinner

AFCG End of Year Celebration Dinner

We cordially invite you to join your fellow AFCG members - in person - to celebrate the end of what has been an extraordinary year. With a number of restrictions still in place, and in the interests of getting to know one another again, we are delighted to be able...

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10 December 2020
AFCG Projects Update and Brainstorm

AFCG Projects Update and Brainstorm

Members Only

Following the success of our project brainstorming events late last year, we invite you to join the AFCG Projects Update for 2020.  This event will share progress on current projects and prioritise future Cluster collaborative work. From carbon fibre recycling and building opportunities in the defence sector, to artificial intelligence and...

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02 December 2020
Virtual Expo with Germany: 2020-21 Event #03

Virtual Expo with Germany: 2020-21 Event #03

A series of webinars highlighting the opportunities available through Germany's MAI Carbon cluster and Australia's Advanced Fibre Cluster. In this third event, we focus on new developments in carbon fibre materials - from inception to full-scale production. The registration link below will direct you to the German registration site. After completing...

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25 November 2020
Discussion on the EU-FTA: Textiles Rules

Discussion on the EU-FTA: Textiles Rules

Please join your fellow AFCG members for a follow-up discussion regarding Australia’s current Free Trade negotiations with the EU and UK. This will be a good opportunity to flag your trade interests along with any concerns you may currently be facing so that officials from the Department of Industry can...

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12 November 2020
Virtual Site Visit: Sage Automation

Virtual Site Visit: Sage Automation

Members Only

In the absence of our site visit schedule, the Advanced Fibre Cluster Geelong is running a new series of online events showcasing the capabilities of our Cluster Members. Site tours support AFCG collaboration opportunities through increased understanding and knowledge sharing among members. We hope you will join us for an...

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28 October 2020
Virtual Expo with Germany: 2020-21 Event #02

Virtual Expo with Germany: 2020-21 Event #02

A series of webinars highlighting the opportunities available through Germany's MAI Carbon cluster and Australia's Advanced Fibre Cluster. In this second event, we focus on showcasing companies. Learn about the latest in German technology and manufacturing innovation - and hear from leading Australian carbon fibre composite makers - at the...

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21 October 2020
The Keys to Cluster Success with Prof. Göran Roos

The Keys to Cluster Success with Prof. Göran Roos

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Professor Nils Göran Roos is a Swedish academic, technologist, and businessman recognized as a world expert in innovation management and strategy. Knowledge of how innovation occurs has grown exponentially since Professor Roos delivered his ground-breaking business improvement program in Geelong in 2015. Professor Roos returns to deliver this tailored and...

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12 October 2020
Virtual Expo with Germany: 2020-21 Event #01

Virtual Expo with Germany: 2020-21 Event #01

A series of webinars highlighting the opportunities available through Germany's MAI Carbon cluster and Australia's Advanced Fibre Cluster. In celebration of this collaboration, Austrade together with the two Clusters is hosting a Virtual Expo Series to highlight some of the outstanding businesses, research capabilities and innovations. The events are designed...

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30 September 2020
Virtual Site Visit: Carbon Nexus

Virtual Site Visit: Carbon Nexus

Members Only

On September 16, in the absence of our site visit schedule, the Advanced Fibre Cluster Geelong will begin a new series of online events beginning with a closer look at Carbon Nexus. To register for this event please contact Jen Conley: jennifer.conley@advancedfibrecluster.org.au 

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16 September 2020
Shaping Solutions: Carbon Fibre and the Circular Economy #2

Shaping Solutions: Carbon Fibre and the Circular Economy #2

Carbon fibre is highly valued for its strength, stiffness and light-weighting quality. But how can we extract more value from such a highly prized product, and how can we help solve some of the environmental challenges? In this second event, we hear from ELG Carbon Fibre; the world's first commercial-scale continuous...

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09 September 2020
Shaping Solutions: Carbon Fibre and the Circular Economy #1

Shaping Solutions: Carbon Fibre and the Circular Economy #1

Carbon fibre is highly valued for its strength, stiffness and light-weighting quality. But how can we extract more value from such a highly prized product, and how can we help solve some of the environmental challenges? In this new online knowledge sharing series, we begin by asking innovative start-up company,...

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27 August 2020
Tour of Sykes (postponed TBA)

Tour of Sykes (postponed TBA)

Jeff Sykes & Associates Pty Ltd (Sykes), 67 Tucker Street
Breakwater, Victoria 3219 Australia
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Members Only

Sykes is a leading manufacturer of world renowned rowing shells. It was in 1966 when Jeff Sykes built his first racing scull that would assist him in winning the Australian Interstate Sculling Championships – the Presidents Cup. That first boat was the beginning for what became Jeff Sykes & Associates...

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26 August 2020
Tour of Carbon Nexus

Tour of Carbon Nexus

Carbon Nexus, 75 Pigdons Road
Waurn Ponds, Victoria 3216 Australia
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Carbon Nexus is a purpose-built research facility designed to accommodate the diverse needs of international manufacturing organisations that require the cost-effective resolution of carbon fibre-related projects that are strategic and complex.

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03 July 2020
Tour of Andritz

Tour of Andritz

Members Only

Andritz is the new benchmark for innovative fabrics, felts, rolls technology and services. The company's Geelong facility supplies press felts, forming fabrics and dryers for the Asian pulp and paper industry as well as other process industries.

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18 June 2020
Knowledge Sharing: Exploring Organic Fibres
13 May 2020
Industrial Internet 4.0 Summit 2020

Industrial Internet 4.0 Summit 2020

Aerial UTS Function Centre, Building 10, Level 7/235 Jones St
Ultimo, NSW 2007 Australia
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Now in its 4th year, the Industrial Internet Summit 4.0 will again bring together Australia’s manufacturing community for 3 days of learning and networking. Featuring subject matter experts from Deakin University, CSIRO/Data 61, the Advanced Manufacturing Research Hub and the Advanced Fibre Cluster Geelong, among others, the event will explore...

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25 February 2020