Comparison of the UK and Australian Carbon Fibre Industries

Chris Wilkinson from The Manufacturing Institute in the UK helps small and medium enterprises improve manufacturing processes to increase efficiency and increases public awareness of manufacturing with advanced manufacturing technologies and materials such as carbon fibre.

While carbon fibre based composite materials are still in their early days, the Manufacturing Instutute helps manufacturers to understand these materials and the associated manufacturing processes and to develop expertise with them so that they can compete as opportunities arise.

In this interview he compares the UK carbon fibre industry to that of Australia, and the role of the Manufacturing Institute in the UK, to that of VCAMM in Australia. He says that VCAMM's model is advanced in its thinking, and with their involvement with academia, they will be able to exploit academic reserarch such that they will play an important part in the development of the the carbon fibre industry in Australia.

This interview was recorded at the Carbon Fibre - Future Directions conference, held in Geelong Australia and organised by VCAMM and Deakin University.

Run time - 6:05min

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