UNSW and Omni Tanker find a winning formula in advanced composite manufacturing

Researchers at the UNSW-based Australian Research Council (ARC) Training Centre for Automated Manufacture of Advanced Composites (AMAC) and industry partner Omni Tanker, have successfully reduced production and maintenance costs of the company’s specialised chemical transport tanks for aggressive corrosive and high purity oxidising liquids. The breakthroughs will shore up the company’s position as the market leader in Australia and enhance export market success.

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).



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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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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