Australia’s DMTC partners with Penguin on composites

23 July 2018

Tasmanian firm Penguin Composites has teamed with Australia’s Defence Materials Technology Centre (DMTC) to explore hybrid composite materials in defence manufacturing.

Announcing the partnership on 20 July, Australia’s Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne said it would enhance “platform-independent technologies that can be applied across supply chains including in the land, maritime, aerospace and space sectors”.

He added that the two organisations would explore the development of new compounds that could enhance the capability of military platforms and look to reduce manufacturing costs.

In developing the materials, Penguin Composites will join existing DMTC project partners including Thales Australia, Imagine Intelligent Materials, the University of Queensland, the Swinburne University of Technology, Deakin University, and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.

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