Call for New PhD Candidate

AMAC is seeking an exceptional applicant for a PhD project on Composite Marine Propeller Durability. This is a collaborative project between DST Group, an AMAC industry partner and AMAC. This PhD project is part of a DST Group research program to understand durability of composite materials under operational conditions including the effects of water absorption and foreign body impact behaviour.

Scholarship:

A stipend of AUD$ 41,209 is available to successful candidates for 3 years, with a possible 6-month extension.

Call for New Postdoctoral Fellow – Composite Materials

The Postdoctoral Fellow will provide technical and intellectual input specifically towards a collaborative project between DST Group and AMAC. DST Group who is an AMAC industry partner, is undertaking a research program to understand durability of composite materials under operational conditions including the effects of water absorption and foreign body impact behaviour.

Research Associate, Engineering - dental/bio/materials

You will contribute to the research activities of AMAC specifically those activities funded by the CRC Projects Grant “Dentistry without mercury: Glass-fibre reinforced flowable dental composite restorative materials”. This is a collaborative project between Industries, University of Sydney and University of Wollongong.

Naval Group and AMAC demonstrate potential new application of composite material

Weight reduction and structural health monitoring of masts to bring broader benefit to entire vessels and naval defence industry.
Naval Group Pacific, in partnership with the ARC Training Centre for Automated Manufacture of Advanced Composites (AMAC) at UNSW Sydney, has successfully demonstrated how a carbon composite embedded with fibre optics could be used for structural applications in marine vessels. The proof-of-concept test was designed to determine how a composite embedded with fibre optics could be used in the masts of marine vessels that may house vital equipment such as radars and periscopes.

UNSW researchers awarded for innovative marine propeller blade

Researchers at UNSW Sydney have taken out a JEC Asia Innovation Award for their research, testing and production of a “shape adaptive marine propeller” that promises more efficient and longer-lasting propellers for marine applications. UNSW Engineering Professor Gangadhara Prusty accepted the marine category award at a ceremony in Seoul last week, on behalf of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Training Centre for Automated Manufacture of Advanced Composites (AMAC) and program partners the Australian Defence Science and Technology Group (DST).

AMAC welcomes SDI Limited as an AMAC Industry Affiliate

This partnership through the recently awarded CRC-P (Round 7),"Dentistry without Mercury", will not only support the commercial production of dental materials but also a new polymerisation shrinkage measurement device (profilometer) and a novel glass fibre cutting machine. Bestech Australia and Dentalk joins this consortium together with University of Sydney and University of Wollongong. Read more about how this partnership which started from a 2016 ARC Linkage Grant progressed into a $3 million CRC-P funding success built on a strong collaborative relationship between industry and university.

Development of a prototype road tanker unit for commercialisation in the US market

AMAC is excited to contribute to this project led by our foundational partner, Omni Tanker which will transform its business into a global concern and therefore increase Australian employment. The objective of this project is to design and produce a prototype road-tanker, then undertake a field-trial in the US that enables Omni Tanker to validate and commercialise its technology in the US market. On completion of this project Omni Tanker will have validated the prototype in an operational environment and demonstrated low rate production.

Who are we?


The Australian Research Council (ARC) Training Centre for Automated Manufacture of Advanced Composites (AMAC) is established under the Industrial Transformation Research Program (ITRP) of the Australian Government. The University of New South Wales (UNSW) led Centre is a collaboration between the Australian National University (ANU), the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and nine industry partners. The partnering industries include the Ford Motor Company, Omni Tankers, Advanced Composite Structures Australia, Australian Institute of Sports, Carbonix, AFPT, FEI, the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), and the Defence Science and Technology Group (DST-G).

 



AMAC News

Solving industry challenges through collaboration

Tara Hamid from Manufactures’ Monthly spoke to AMAC Director, Professor Gangadhara Prusty, to find out more about how AMAC is bringing industry and academics together to solve real-world engineering challenges, with the focus on advanced composite materials.

AMGC backs project to automate vehicle panel repair

The Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) is supporting a collaborative project with Tradiebot Industries to deliver the world’s first automated vehicle panel repair system. <br> As part of the project, Tradiebot Industries will collaborate with the University of New South […]

New industry partnership explores Australia’s manufacturing potential

UNSW Sydney and the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) and St George Banking Group have announced a strategic partnership to advance Australian research and accelerate the introduction and commercialisation of new manufacturing technologies. The partnership is designed to help Australia […]

Development of a prototype road tanker unit for commercialisation in the US market

AMAC is excited to contribute to this project led by our foundational partner, Omni Tanker which will transform its business into a global concern and therefore increase Australian employment. The objective of this project is to design and produce a […]

AMAC welcomes SDI Limited as an AMAC Industry Affiliate

This partnership through the recently awarded CRC-P (Round 7),”Dentistry without Mercury”, will not only support the commercial production of dental materials but also a new polymerisation shrinkage measurement device (profilometer) and a novel glass fibre cutting machine. Bestech Australia and […]

ANU new facility for laser-based automated manufacturing

A facility for laser-based automated manufacturing of carbon composites. The project aims to create an advanced manufacturing facility for carbon-composites research by integrating laser-based processing and robotic automation. It will enable fundamental research on rapid processing of high-performance thermoplastics and […]

Official opening of the Centre

The official opening of the ARC Centre for Automated Manufacture of Advanced Composites (AMAC) was held on Monday, 27th Nov’2017 at UNSW Sydney in conjunction with the 9th Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics (ACAM9). Together the events were attended by […]

AMAC @ 22nd International Conference on Composite materials (ICCM22)

AMAC is proud to announce its sponsorship and participation in ICCM22 to be held in Melbourne, Australia between August 11-16, 2019. ICCM is the premier international conference in the field of composite materials. Having started in 1975 will see its […]

The Path to Advanced Manufacturing

Automated Manufacture of Advanced Composites (AMAC) is delighted to join Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre Ltd at their next information and networking event on 4 July 2018. This event will take place at UNSW where AMGC NSW/ACT State Director, Michael Sharpe will discuss on emerging […]

UNSW Engineering’s Automated Composites Laboratory

UNSW Engineering is home to Australasia’s only composite manufacturing robot at the new Automated Composites Laboratory facility. The new laboratory is a one-stop shop for research and industry.

UNSW signs MoU with NAL-CSIR, India

Vice-Chancellor of UNSW Prof. Ian Jacobs, Education Minister of Australia Simon Birmingham and Chief Scientist and Head of CSIR-NAL Dr. J. S. Mathur UNSW signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on advanced composites manufacturing technologies to support the new […]

Visiting Researchers

AMAC has been very fortunate to host a number of accomplished researchers at our Centre who deal with a variety of topics that are trending now.

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