AMGC commits $250,000 toward Australian manufacturing competitiveness in graphene

The Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) announces a significant commitment of $250,000 toward manufacturing competitiveness-specific graphene projects accelerating Australia’s leadership in commercialising graphene at high production scale.

Australian manufacturers are taking a leadership position globally in the commercialisation of large scale applications that utilise graphene. Graphene is a supermaterial. It is the world’s first 2-dimensional material, stronger than steel, harder than diamond, and the most electrically and thermally conductive material discovered, more conductive than copper wire.

The potential applications for graphene are growing exponentially as the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) continues to gather pace. Graphene is extraordinarily difficult to manufacture at scale with predictability, but can improve the functionality of materials in a way that no other material can achieve. The extremely low amount of graphene that is required to change the functionality of composite materials will massively improve productivity in manufacturing and in finished commodities.