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NSW Chief Scientist visit to AMAC

Australian Federal Education Minister Hon. Jason Clare MP, along with UNSW Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Attila Brungs visited the Automated Manufacture of Advanced Composites (AMAC) Centre. AMAC Centre Director, Professor Gangadhara Prusty led the tour of AMAC explaining the capabilities in manufacturing and testing of advanced composites with the various applications in aerospace, naval, civil, automobile, biomedical, transportation and energy storage sectors.
Prof. Attila Brungs explained the impact of one of Automated Manufacture of Advanced Composites (AMAC) Centre's dental composites CRC-P project on upskilling the existing workforce and creating new jobs in the manufacturing sector.
Prof. Gangadhara Prusty Prusty gave a brief snapshot of the $260M SoMAC CRC (https://somaccrc.com/) involving the multilevel collaboration of 29 industries and 7 universities creating over 1,500 jobs and adding $8.3B to the Australian economy.
This visit boosted and inspired the AMAC research team.

$260M CRC Centre – SoMAC

Development of next generation composites for future

Gangadhara Prusty, Director of UNSW based Automated Manufacture of Advanced Composites (AMAC) led The Sovereign Manufacturing Automation for Composites Cooperative Research Centre (SoMAC CRC), a consortium of 6 Australian Universities and 29 Industry partners for a successful $70M Australian Government grant (total project value of $260M over 10 years), to advance and transform Australia’s next-generation composite manufacturing industry.

Visit to AMAC

Training Centre, School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering on 2nd Nov 2021 by NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer (Prof. Hugh Durrant-Whyte), Western Parkland City Authority (WPCA) and Advanced Manufacturing Research Facility (AMRF)

The delegation was hosted by Prof. Ganga Prusty (AMAC Centre Director), and was welcomed by Head of School Prof. Chun Wang, who briefly introduced the School’s capabilities. The NSW Government is active in planning the WPCA/AMRF, particularly in relation to the inclusion of advanced composites manufacturing at the planned Bradfield “Aerotropolis” precinct. During the visit, Prof. Ganga Prusty presented AMAC capabilities and demonstrated AMAC’s robotic automation lab facilities, extensive testing infrastructure and profiled the broad diversity of AMAC’s composites related industry driven innovation. Of particular note, AMAC has evolved its methods to “best practice” in vocational up-skilling of students and its project governance methods. Through industry demand, AMAC has doubled its original scale, and includes a team of 40 researchers, including PhD, HDR, post-docs and visiting fellows.

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).

 



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$260M CRC Centre – SoMAC – Development of next generation composites for future

Gangadhara Prusty, Director of UNSW based Automated Manufacture of Advanced Composites (AMAC) led The Sovereign Manufacturing Automation for Composites Cooperative Research Centre (SoMAC CRC), a consortium of 6 Australian Universities and 29 Industry partners for a successful $70M Australian Government grant (total […]

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UNSW researchers awarded for innovative marine propeller blade

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Naval Group and AMAC demonstrate a potential new application of composite material

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PhD graduation – Dr. Veldyanto Tanulia

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