Swinburne University has installed a new collaborative robotic system, in a world-first full digitalised inspection system for defect detection in carbon fibre composite production. The system, called DrapeWatch, is installed in the university’s Industry 4.0 Testlab in 2020, as part of the Factory of the Future facility. Swinburne has implemented the system in collaboration with … Continue reading Swinburne implements carbon fibre defect detection AI technology
Victorian carbon fibre wheel manufacturer, Carbon Revolution, has entered into a new supplier contract with a new OEM customer. The contract will see Carbon Revolution supplying its products for the first time into the SUV market. As part of the agreement, Carbon Revolution will supply one-piece carbon fibre wheels designed to order for a yet … Continue reading Wheel manufacturer to spin into new market
German manufacturer Henkel has announced a strategic material supply agreement with Australia carbon composite manufacturer Carbon Revolution. Henkel will invest in dedicated manufacturing facilities to be built at its existing plant near Melbourne. The agreement focusses on the production of carbon wheels, which can offer up to 40-50 per cent weight savings in comparison with … Continue reading Carbon fibre wheel manufacturer signs supply agreement
The potential use of carbon dioxide for the manufacture of high-value products is the subject of a Memorandum of Cooperation between Matt Canavan, Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, and Isshu Sugawara, Japanese Minister for Economy, Trade and Industry. The memorandum will spur research into developing technologies which can not only capture and store carbon … Continue reading Australia, Japan to explore use of carbon dioxide for carbon fibre
New belts made from polyurethane avoid issues inherent in roller chain technology. Manufacturers’ Monthly reports. The utilisation of roller chains has been a standard feature of industrial production lines and manufacturing plants since its invention in 1880. However, recent advances in materials manufacturing have enabled the development of alternatives to the ubiquitous roller chain and … Continue reading Polyurethane belt removes need for lubrication
Geelong’s Carbon Revolution has shared its ambitious expansion plans, which include tripling staff to 300, achieving “real manufacturing” scale and raising an extra $50 million to help do so.
A start-up car maker, Divergent Microfactories, has claimed that its “3D printed” supercar, the Blade, can reach 60 miles per hour quicker than the Porsche 918 Spyder.
In composites, its strength to weight ratio is unmatched, and, if it can be made a little more cheaply, we might one day see it everywhere. Brent Balinski looks at some of the ways Australia is making use of carbon fibre.