The Australian Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre will support a consortium of carbon fiber and composite manufacturers located in the city of Geelong.
The Australian Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre will support a consortium of carbon fiber and composite manufacturers located in the city of Geelong.

The Australian Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre has pledged AUS$250,000 to support a consortium of carbon fiber and composite manufacturers located in the city of Geelong.

The Advanced Fiber Cluster Geelong comprises carbon fiber, advanced fiber and composite manufacturers located at Carbon Nexus, a research facility located at Deakin University.

The funding will directly support the companies in delivering joint projects for commercialization and export purposes.

‘This fund not only kick-starts the important work to be achieved here at this site, but it’s also a boost of confidence that advanced manufacturing has a strong future in the region,’ said David Peart, CEO of the Geelong Manufacturing Council.

The Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre is part of the Australian government’s AUS$248 million Industry Growth Centres Initiative, an industry-led approach to driving innovation, productivity and competitiveness through investing in key industry sectors.

This story is reprinted from material from Australian Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.