Launching a new era in manufacturing
Professor Bronwyn Fox has helped to develop world-first techniques to 3D print carbon fibre composites at a large scale, more quickly and with less waste.
Materials engineer Professor Bronwyn Fox is at the forefront of a manufacturing renaissance in Australia. At Melbourne’s Swinburne University of Technology, she’s helping to drive the growth of Australia’s advanced manufacturing sector and usher in Industry 4.0 – the fourth industrial revolution.
Bronwyn is a globally recognised expert on carbon fibre composites and with Swinburne and the CSIRO has helped to develop world-first techniques to 3D print carbon fibre composites at a large scale, more quickly and with less waste. These advanced materials are extremely strong yet lightweight and are used in everything from consumer goods to aeroplanes.
It’s such an exciting time for Australia. There are so many more startups than there have ever been, with really amazing, cutting-edge technology.
A driving force in Bronwyn’s career has been making materials more efficient to develop lighter-weight transport that uses less fuel and produces fewer harmful emissions. Carbon fibre composites are increasingly being used in aircraft, cars and other vehicles, to improve their efficiency and reduce the environmental impact of transport.
By bringing science and industry together, Bronwyn is pushing the boundaries of advanced manufacturing, and establishing Australia as a world leader in this exciting area.
Watch the video above to learn more about Professor Bronwyn Fox’s ground-breaking work in developing carbon fibre composites and forging new possibilities in advanced manufacturing.