University of Southern Queensland has emerged as a national leader in composites research, with an explicit focus on real-world, industry-based problems. Brent Balinski spoke to the university’s Centre for Future Materials founding director Professor Peter Schubel about some of its recent work, and why it makes sense to work together rather than compete.
The University of Southern Queensland has topped a national ranking of institutes for composites research.
Load testing has finished and a bridge made out of fibre-reinforced geopolymer in Geelong is expected to be operational in the first quarter of next year.
A world-leading technique developed in Adelaide for manufacturing lightweight armour for soldiers and law enforcement officers is being rolled out in Ohio to allow its maker to supply the US defence force.
There is a lack of market pull for recycled carbon fibre, which is an emerging landfill concern. Brent Balinski spoke to Filip Stojcevski, a co-founder at JUC Surf, which has found a promising application for discarded material.
A Jan Juc, Victoria-based startup is commercialising a world-first recycled carbon fibre surfboard.
The Finnish Defence Force has almost doubled its order of bullet-proof armour manufactured in South Australia following significant external validation.
Listed Australian defence supplier Xtek (ASX:XTE) has achieved its first commercial international order for composite armour plates.
Leading aerospace composites manufacturer Quickstep powered ahead in the third quarter of the year as it continued work on long term contracts for mainly defence-related clients. The Sydney company recorded positive cash flow of $100,000 on sales for the quarter up 16 per cent on the previous corresponding period to $19.2 million. Sales for the…
Composites technology company Xtek (ASX:XTE) has achieved what it says is a small but important first commercial order for armour parts produced using its XTclave curing system. The buyer is named as Tote Systems Australia, which will use Xtek’s lightweight ballistic armour plates in a soft armour and tactical vest system. The end product will…