Research & Development (R & D)


Research & Development (R & D)

All GMS Composites standard and bespoke manufactured prepreg products are researched and developed in-house.  R & D programmes are carried out in close cooperation with the following Australian composites research institutes and universities located in the Victoria engineering and material science cluster.

Deakin University, Melbourne, Victoria – Centre for Material and Fibre Innovation.

The composite research group at Deakin University has a focus on out of autoclave composite manufacture, leading to the development and production of low-cost, high-performance composite components.

Carbon Nexus, Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, Deakin University, Victoria – Institute for Frontier Materials.

Carbon Nexus is a world leading, vertically integrated collaborative R&D facility, which specialises in Carbon fibre research and development and composite materials. The Carbon Nexus facilities provide materials characterisation, applied analysis and research on innovative manufacturing concepts.

Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Victoria – The Australian Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AusAMRC)

AusAMRC  is an initiative led by Swinburne University of Technology and The Boeing Company to research and develop new aerospace and other industry sector component materials and manufacturing technologies.

Monash University, Victoria – Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department includes two industry-focused research institutes and postdoctoral research staff with specific research specialisation focus on Composite structures, with links to The Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) for Advanced Composite Structures, an Australian Government Initiative.

Victorian Centre for Advanced Materials Manufacturing (VCAMM)

VCAMM is a not-for-profit company established specifically to improve the competitiveness and sustainability of the state and the national advanced manufacturing industries, through orchestrating innovation and development of leading businesses and technologies.

CSIRO,  Clayton, South Victoria –  Advanced and composite materials facility

CSIRO, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, is Australia’s national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world.  CSIRO develops new, composite materials that improve the design and fabrication of products, introducing new qualities such as biodegradability and fire resistance.