New product mimics the real thing

“HeiQ Real Silk” reproduces the luxurious tactile properties of silk using the cutting edge short polymer fibre technology developed by HeiQ Australia and Deakin University’s Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM). Deakin’s chief researcher on short fibres, Dr Alessandra Sutti said it had been an admirably short time between the establishment of HeiQ Australia and the…

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Quickstep brings global R&D to Geelong

Deakin’s ‘carbon cluster’ will gain a major boost with Quickstep’s high tech centre. Australia’s largest independent manufacturer of carbon fibre composites, Quickstep Holdings, has announced the establishment of an Automotive Division and global research and development centre at Deakin’s Waurn Ponds campus. Deakin is providing space to accommodate the Automotive Division and R&D centre under…

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Silk solution to hearing loss

A thin transparent membrane produced from silk fibres could provide a novel but simple solution to chronic eardrum perforation – a problem that affects millions of people. Chief Hub Investigator Dr Rangam Rajkhowa and Fibre Hub Research Fellow Dr Ben Allardyce are working on a project with hub partner, Ear Science Institute Australia (ESIA) using…

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Re-inventing the wheel

Prime Minister acknowledges Deakin and Carbon Revolution’s contribution to clean energy future. Carbon Revolution (CFusion), a Victorian company that, in partnership with Deakin University, produced the world’s first one piece carbon fibre wheel, has been showcased at a Clean Technology Showcase in Canberra, an event launched by the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard and  Innovation Minister…

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High tech nanofibre deal for Deakin

A joint venture will provide a world-first short nanofibre manufacturing capability in Geelong. A deal has just been sealed that will see world-leading short nanofibre manufacturing begin at commercial scale at Deakin in Geelong – with the promise of jobs and new associated industries for the region. A joint venture between Geelong biotechnology company Cytomatrix…

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