Materials science and technologies in Australia

Materials science and technologies in Australia

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With high-quality research institutions, specialist research and problem solving skills and strong capabilities in materials science and technologies, Australia offers global companies a proven track record and the opportunity to develop the materials of the future.

Australia’s integrated research infrastructure and collaborative research models makes it a preferred research partner, both in established European and US markets and across Asia.

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Australia’s strong composites science capability is producing important commercial applications – including in carbon fibre composites.
Australian innovation in metals is being applied commercially in such areas as machining and cutting technologies for hard materials, light metals production and additive manufacturing.
Polymer science is an area where Australia has excellent capabilities. Australians are amongst the world leaders in this field, with applications of Australian innovations in polymers including polyme ...


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“We find with CRC-ACS – and this is characteristic of Australia – that we get high quality product and R&D outcomes.”
Fabrice Rochereau, Chief Executive Officer, EADS Australia Pacific

Case Studies

Success Stories

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Success Story: Boeing
Boeing looks to Australia for innovation breakthroughs
Australia is the place where the world’s largest aerospace company, Boeing, has made its largest investment outside the United States.
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Success Story: IBM
IBM chooses Australia for research and development laboratory
IBM’s Research and Development – Australia lab will be the company’s first laboratory combining research and development in a single organisation.
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Success Story: EADS
EADS looking to take Australian innovation onboard future flights
One of the world’s leading aircraft manufacturers explains Australia’s potential role in its next generation of passenger planes.
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Success Story: GE and CSIRO
GE chooses Australia to invest in strategic R&D alliance
GE, one of the world’s most well-recognised companies, has partnered with Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) to form a strat ...
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Indian multinational soars into Australian aerospace
When Indian multinational Mahindra Group decided to expand its business range into the aerospace sector it looked globally for investment prospects. However, the US$7.1 b ...
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Investor update

German institute partners with Melbourne cooperative research centre
The renowned Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology, based in Aachen, Germany, is collaborating with the new Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (IM CRC), based in Melbourne.
Agreement enhances opportunities for Australian scientists
Australia’s CSIRO (the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) has signed an agreement with the European Space Agency which will allow for more sharing of scientific expertise an ...
Danish geophysical company opens regional office in Perth
The Copenhagen-based geophysical technology company, Qeye Labs, has opened a regional office in Perth, Western Australia, to service clients in the South East Asian region.
Australia showcases world-first 3D printed jet engine
Australian researchers have worked with French aerospace group Safran to produce the world’s first 3D printed jet engine, using new manufacturing processes that could lead to lighter, cheaper and more ...

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