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ARC Training Centre for Automated Manufacture of Advanced Composites

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Automated Dynamics manufactured AFP machine
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The ARC Training Centre for Automated Manufacture of Advanced Composites (AMAC) established under the Industrial Transformation Research Program (ITRP) began its operations on 29 May 2017. With University of New South Wales as the administering node, AMAC operates across two other university nodes (Australian National University and Technical University of Munich) located both locally and internationally. The objective of AMAC is to lower barriers for Australian industry to access, engage, adopt and propagate automated composite manufacturing innovations.

AMAC has nine industry partners.[1][2][3] The partnering industries include Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, Australian Institute of Sports, Advanced Composite Structures Australia, the Defence Science and Technology Group, Omni Tankers, Carbonix, Advanced Fibre Placement Technology (AFPT), FEI, and Ford Motor Company.[4][3]

AMAC is funded by Industrial Transformation Training Centres scheme of the Australian Research Council (ARC), receiving $3.8 million over five years in funding in 2017.[5]

AMAC had its official opening on 27 November 2017 at UNSW Sydney.[6]


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  2. ^ "Training Centre to transform carbon composites manufacturing industry - GetINDUSTRY". getindustry.com.au. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Australian Welding June 2016". Issuu. Retrieved 20 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Research Centres". School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. 19 July 2017. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
  5. ^ "New ARC Training Centre to transform Australia's high-performance carbon composites manufacturing industry (Media Release)". Australian Research Council. 28 November 2017.
  6. ^ "ARC training center for automated manufacture of advanced composites". advanced-composites.co. Retrieved 20 April 2018.

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