Our industry-leading ARC Training Centres bring together research excellence with industry expertise to solve complex real-world problems. Our facilities contain state-of-the-art labs, equipment and technology to support groundbreaking research studies and projects.  

We also, work with researchers from institutions from around the world and key organisations within the manufacturing industry. We welcome the chance to collaborate with research students and industry professionals to investigate growth opportunities and industry pain points areas. 

The School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering is host to two Australian Research Council (ARC) Training Centres: 

  • The ARC Training Centre for Automated Manufacture of Advanced Composites (AMAC) 
  • The ARC Training Centre for Fire Retardant Materials and Safety Technologies 

ARC Training Centre for Automated Manufacture of Advanced Composites (AMAC)

This centre aims to develop a new generation of innovative researchers who can transform Australia’s high-performance carbon composites manufacturing industry. Through its collaborations with research institutions and original equipment manufacturers AMAC hopes to lower barriers to access, engage, adopt and propagate automated composite manufacturing innovations. In order to make a long-term impact on Australia’s R&D capability in the field.

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ARC Training Centre for Fire Retardant Materials and Safety Technologies

This internationally recognised research centre is focused on training researchers to improve the fire safety of lightweight structures and fire protection systems (including fire suppression). Through a combination of ARC support, the union of five leading Australian universities and other industry projects significant research insights have been gained. Discover how they’ve partnered with global industry leaders to make a difference.

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