February 22, 2024

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Funding granted to advance Industry 4.0 project

A$ 1 million worth of funding was awarded to Swinburne University of Technology and its industry and research partners towards a A$ 3.5 million project focused on Industry 4.0 manufacturing of high volume lightweight composites.

As reported, Global Innovation Linkages Program will award the funding to the project that will use a world-first process for 3D printing of industrial scale composites in the University’s Industry 4.0 Testlab.

Composite Manufacturing

Carbon fibre composite manufacture has become a growth area for Australia in the past decade leading to new export markets.

To maintain this momentum, the key challenge is to increase the rate and lower the cost of production, which can only be achieved by targeted research using the latest technologies in automation and digitalisation.

In order to undertake the Industry 4.0 platform capability development, the University has established partnerships with Australian companies as well as global economies in Germany, Austria and Israel.

Being recognised by the Global Innovation Program Linkage grant validates the Testlab’s strategy development. It also deepens the University’s research partnerships internationally.

What is the project about?

The project will design and develop products for the ‘New Mobility Transportation’ market as a brand-new, rapidly growing industrial segment in both the aerospace and automotive sectors, where there is a critical requirement for high volume composites with digital ID.

Designing and developing the Testlab for 3D printing of composites with industry and research partners is one of the key strategies of the Manufacturing Futures Research Institute, which was founded two years ago.

The Institute uses advanced manufacturing integration in the global value chain to capture the benefits of Industry 4.0, thereby securing Australia’s industrial future.

This project will also support training the next generation of digitally astute joint PhD students between Swinburne and the University of Stuttgart.

International partners

There are several partners in the project. One is located in Gurten, Austria and is a global leader in the design and supply of automated solutions, machinery and equipment for various industrial sectors.

The second would be the largest independent aerospace-grade, advanced composite manufacturer in Australia.

This company has developed significant capabilities and expertise in the production of high-quality composite components, using both conventional autoclave-based manufacturing and leading out-of-autoclave production technologies.

ARENA2036 is the industry on campus model for research at the University of Stuttgart.

In 2016 Swinburne formed a partnership with ARENA2036 ‘Active Research Environment for the Next Generation of Automobiles’ to foster innovation in hi-tech manufacturing research and development.

The University joined ARENA2036 as a full partner in November 2018, facilitating access to research infrastructure and world-class expertise including the University of Stuttgart IFB, The University of Ravensburg-Weingarten, Fraunhofer IPA and IAO as well as more than 30 industry partners.

The University also partnered with a leading provider of Industrial IoT and AI-based optimisation solutions for advanced manufacturing.

The company’s solutions provide intelligent, connected Digital Assistants for production floor management and staff, empowering manufacturers to make optimised decisions in real-time, every time.

Global Innovation Linkages program

The Global Innovation Linkages program is led by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science. It provides matched funding to assist Australian businesses and researchers to collaborate with global partners on strategically focused, leading-edge research and development projects.

It supports projects focussed on developing high quality products, services or processes that respond to industry challenges.

PARTNER

Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private company, Qlik offers real-time data integration and analytics solutions, powered by Qlik Cloud, to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik serves more than 38,000 active customers in over 100 countries.

PARTNER

CTC Global Singapore, a premier end-to-end IT solutions provider, is a fully owned subsidiary of ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC) and ITOCHU Corporation.

Since 1972, CTC has established itself as one of the country’s top IT solutions providers. With 50 years of experience, headed by an experienced management team and staffed by over 200 qualified IT professionals, we support organizations with integrated IT solutions expertise in Autonomous IT, Cyber Security, Digital Transformation, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Well-known for our strengths in system integration and consultation, CTC Global proves to be the preferred IT outsourcing destination for organizations all over Singapore today.

PARTNER

Planview has one mission: to build the future of connected work. Our solutions enable organizations to connect the business from ideas to impact, empowering companies to accelerate the achievement of what matters most. Planview’s full spectrum of Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions creates an organizational focus on the strategic outcomes that matter and empowers teams to deliver their best work, no matter how they work. The comprehensive Planview platform and enterprise success model enables customers to deliver innovative, competitive products, services, and customer experiences. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations around the world, Planview has more than 1,300 employees supporting 4,500 customers and 2.6 million users worldwide. For more information, visit www.planview.com.

SUPPORTING ORGANISATION

SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.

PARTNER

HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure. HashiCorp tools allow organizations to deliver applications faster by helping enterprises transition from manual processes and ITIL practices to self-service automation and DevOps practices. 

PARTNER

IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider. We help clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,000 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity and service.

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