Deakin University carbon fiber center earns quality certification

Australia-based Deakin University says its Carbon Nexus carbon fiber research center has earned the ISO 9001:2008 quality certification.

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Deakin University (Geelong, Victoria, Australia) reported on Feb. 9 that Carbon Nexus, its carbon fiber research center, has earned the ISO 9001:2008 quality certification. It covers development trials and collaboration with customers on research projects for carbon fiber processing, as well as training carbon fiber line operators.

Deakin University deputy vice chancellor research professor Lee Astheimer says that while Carbon Nexus has successfully conducted research projects with highly satisfied industry partners, the new certification is independent evidence of its service quality.

“It’s unusual for a university research cenete to receive this customer service certification, but Carbon Nexus provides training and research services at industry standards, so we are proud to now have this extra recognition, particularly as we only officially opened our doors nine months ago,” Professor Astheimer said.

The Carbon Nexus research center is active in research areas including reducing the cost of carbon fibre production, developing higher-performance carbon fibers, improving the surface treatment of fibers and reducing cycle-times for composite part production.

Carbon Nexus was certified as meeting the requirements of ISO 9001:2008 by SAI Global, a leading certification provider to the aerospace and automotive industries.