Naval Group and AMAC demonstrate a potential new application of composite materialMarch 7, 2022
PhD graduation – Dr. Veldyanto TanuliaMay 2, 2022
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. Prof. Ganga Prusty also discussed the planned collaboration by the NSW State Government / WPCA / AMRF as a foundation partner of The Sovereign Manufacturing Automation for Composites Cooperative Research Centre (SoMAC CRC) bid. SoMAC is a national scale bid consortium led by Prof Prusty, uniting seven (7) leading academic and research institutions and 25 industry partners creating a fully subscribed $225 million pool of projects, including grant, cash and in-kind contribution over its 10 years term. The decision is pending Dept of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources approval, and if successful is set to launch late 2022 and will be co-located at Bradfield once the precinct is operational.