Thank  you to Australian Manufacturing Technology Institute &  Brent Balinski for a terrific article on Austeng headed “Austeng – The Geelong Arc of Manufacturing Advancement “ highlighting our efforts to enhance the Geelong entrepreneurial eco-system and promote collaboration in the advanced manufacturing context.

Read the article here AMTIL Aug/Sept 2021 Issue

Capricorn Power

Austeng has purchased a Nissan Leaf EV, (notionally) powered by 30kW of solar panels on the Austeng factory’s roof.

This is Austeng’s second ‘EV’, after upgrading a workshop forklift to a battery forklift last year.

These actions are future proofing our business and helping (in a small way) to save the planet!

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Over the 2020 Queen’s Birthday weekend, Lyn was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia in recognition of her contribution to Australian manufacturing and unwavering leadership throughout Geelong’s transformation into a world-renowned hub in advanced manufacturing.

Since formally joining Austeng in 1993 Lyn has grown increasingly passionate abour manufacturing and the benefits it brings to employment, innovation, environment and community.  Lyn has become a driving force to grow manufacturing in the region, raise public profile and attract new talent into the industry.  This has manifested in many ways including taking up volunteer rolls in key regional industry groups and organisations including,

Chair  –  Geelong Manufacturing Council

Co-Convener  –  Women in Manufacturing Network

Founding Board Member  –  Advanced Fibre Cluster

Steering Committee Member  –  ManuFutures (Deakin University)

Past Board Member  –  Geelong Chamber of Commerce

Steering Commitee Member  –  UNESCO City of Design (City of Greater Geelong)

In the past seven years Lyn has also become an advocate for transformative start-ups in manufacturing.  She has helped innovators, designers and inventors devise bespoke, cost-effective solutions to their manufacturing needs.  As a result, many have grown into thriving businesses.  She is a founding director of two start-up companies namely Capricorn Power and FormFlow.

Lyn is a standout example for women in manufacturing especially considering her training and background in Corporate Law specialising in Federal and Supreme Court litigation.

Austeng is currently collaborating with Imagine Intelligent Materials by manufacturing the first “On-Q Mats “ – a way of managing and recording social distancing (as well as measuring movements) via graphene data sensing in the carpet. Is this way of the future ?
See below video with IIM CEO Chris Gilbey interviewing Ross George, Austeng M/D
Very thought provoking.

Contact Austeng or Imagine Intelligent Materials for more details.

Formflow has signed a licensing agreement with Bluescope which, through the steel manufacturers Lysaght division will see the two companies collaborate on research and development and the commercialisation of Formflow’s distinctive technologies beginning with the C90 product.

Austeng is proud to have worked with Formflow in assisting them in the development and manufacturing of the equipment that produces the C90 bend.


See attached Press Release – FormFlow Lysaght Launch

For further information please contact Matt Dingle on 0408147406 or email

Austeng directors Ross and Lyn George feature in AMGC’s Manufacturing Academy as a case study in the ‘Resilience’ module.

Watch the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre video ‘Austeng talks Resilience‘.

A successful performance test is a significant step in the process of delivering 100 year maintenance free Carbon Fibre reinforced Geopolymer bridges for the City of Greater Geelong later in the year with the intention of then rolling the product out throughout Australia and globally.

This project is proving the innovation potential through collaboration.  We thank Rocla, Deakin University and the City of Greater Geelong for their continued passion and support of this world-first project.

Austeng is proud to be partnering with Textile and Composite Industries (TCI) to manufacture and export to Canada and the U.S. The Industrial Hemp Decorticator (that separates/processes stalk) embeds technology that solves a 10,000 year old challenge in the industry.

See Geelong Advertiser article 10/06/19.

Congratulations to FormFlow on it’s very successful product launch at ManuFutures, Deakin University.

See Geelong advertiser’s article ‘Go with the Flow‘ on FormFlow.

For more information visit FormFlow

Congratulations to Capricorn Power for it’s success in winning the New Energy Award, Australian Technologies Competition in October 2018 for it’s Waste Heat to Energy Engine.


Austeng Corporate Director Lyn George was part of two panels at the showcase – one was on the Advanced Fibre Cluster Geelong and the other one on how to encourage more woman into the manufacturing sector.

Austeng features in Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) journal article “Rebooting the business” about its re-consideration of its operating model.

Polymeric Powders and Austeng turning recycled tyres into world-first tech.

Polymeric Powders and Austeng are using end-of-life tyre crumb combined with polyolefin plastic in a ‘world’s first’ process to manufacture a high quality composite material for the manufacture of high quality pipes for uses that include irrigation, drainage and sewerage.

Austeng and Polymeric Powders joined forces on the project following a Geelong Council business development event and with the help of Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA), the two companies have been working on the perfecting the manufacturing process the turns tyre crumb into a material for multiple uses.

See the following articles for more information The Australian and Manufacturer’s Monthly.

Scientists and Australian businesses, led by Imagine Intelligent Materials came together this week in Melbourne for the Internet of Industrial Materials Conference 2017 to explore opportunities for Australian industry in the booming Internet of Things (IOT) sector, predicted to be worth $US 11 trillion in less than a decade (McKinsey study).

At the conference Swinburne University and Imagine Intelligent Materials cut the ribbon on the three-year Graphene Supply Chain CRC-P project. The effort is the first of its kind globally, and, backed by $943,937 in Commonwealth funding, will build predictability and replicability in this new advanced manufacturing industry.

The sold out event saw contributions from leading researchers in the field, including from CSIRO and Deakin, Swinburne and Melbourne Universities. Also presenting were experts on the Internet of Things and some of the worlds leading graphene focused companies.

Austeng are a proud to be a major sponsor of the event and participant in the CRC-P project grant with Imagine IIM.

Austeng Managing Director Ross George presents on the topic of Advanced Manufacturing at the Victorian Manufacturing Showcase 2016 held in Ballarat on 18/10/16.

Kit Haselden Photography –

See the Courier Mail’s Article ‘Victorian manufacturers visit Ballarat for first regional hosting of the Victorian Manufacturing Showcase‘ dated 18/10/16

Austeng client Imagine Intelligent Materials Pty Ltd (Imagine IM), opened Australia’s first commercial graphene plant at Austeng premises on 14th June 2016. It was officially unveiled by local MP Sarah Henderson.

The pilot plant will produce up to 10 tonnes of graphene per year, built for Imagine IM by Austeng.

See full report here.

Austeng was pleased to host local Lara MP John Eren, Minister for Sport, Tourism and Major Events last week when he announced a $185,000 State Government grant to extend the Geelong Manufacturing Council’s Industry Innovation Program.  This program partners Geelong companies with Deakin University researchers to drive innovation.

Behind John Eren MP is Adapt-a-Pole’s new cutting edge power pole re-butting truck.

See Grant Keeps Program Alive article from the Geelong Advertiser dated 9/9/15.

A new 30kw solar system recently installed on Austeng’s roof is helping the company reduce its carbon emissions in line with its Carbon Management Response Plan and thereby minimising its carbon foot-print.

Managing Director of Austeng, Ross George presented at a Manufacturing Industry forum – “Leading for the Future” in Geelong at Deakin’s Waterfront Campus on 30th October, 2014.  The Centre for Workplace Leadership (CWL) presented the findings of their research as to productive work practices that drive performance.  Ross spoke about the process of Austeng’s transition from a company reliant on traditional clients such as in the automotive industry to entirely new areas such as bio-medical engineering and the “clean-tech” sector.

See attached copy of an article from The Age dated 31st October, 2014 headed “Manufacturer’s not ready for a depleted future, study says“.

A unique partnership between Austeng, bio-technology company Cytomatrix Pty. Ltd. and Deakin University has been recognized by winning the prestigious Victorian Engineering Excellence Award for Research & Development/Innovation at a glittering awards ceremony at Hamer Hall, Art Centre, on 10th September 2014.

These parties have together created a world-first manufacturing process for a new class of high value materials being novel or short nanofibres.  These novel materials open up a wide range of new applications in bio-technology, medicine, materials science and other fields.

A successful, dynamic and interactive collaboration between academic and industrial partners has realized a multi-scale approach to short-nanofibre manufacturing.  In a concerted effort, the various project partners contributed unique know-how with Austeng (project leader) providing fluid-systems engineering expertise, and Cytomatrix/Deakin providing the short nanofibre know-how and rapid prototyping capabilities including 3D printing.  In 2014 Austeng manufactured, delivered, installed and commissioned the short nanofibre manufacturing plant.

Key engineering innovations of this project derive from design principles from the aeronautic and auto industries applied in an entirely-new context to generate highly-tuneable nanoscale fibre materials.

Ross George, Managing Director of Austeng commented that…”It was great to see academia and industry collaborating to produce such a good outcome for both parties and the Geelong region and to be recognized by engineering peers for the underlying engineering innovation and development”.