CSIRO and Deakin unleash the power of carbon fibre

CSIRO Head Office

By Process Online Staff
Friday, 17 February, 2017


Working together, CSIRO and Deakin University have joined the handful of companies around the world that can produce carbon fibre, a strong and rigid but lightweight material already playing a major role in advanced manufacturing.

Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Craig Laundy, Deakin University Vice-Chancellor Professor Jane den Hollander AO, CSIRO Chief Scientist Dr Anita Hill, industry leaders and researchers will launch CSIRO and Deakin’s new carbon fibre wet spinning line in Geelong on 20 February.

Through their joint research, CSIRO and Deakin University have created what could be the next generation of carbon fibre: stronger and of a higher quality than what’s come before. Some of the machinery that makes it — to be unveiled at the launch — has been described as “the Ferrari of wet spinning lines”.

“It’s a strong start to CSIRO and Deakin’s new Strategic Relationship Agreement, which sees us joining forces on materials science, energy technology, the Australian Centre for Infrastructure Durability (ACID) and the Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL),” according to the CSIRO.

The launch will begin at 11.45 am on Monday, 20 February at the CSIRO Building (Building NK), Deakin University, Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds.

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