GFLOI & GLAM 2024 Programs Kick Off

May 31, 2024

The 2024 GMC Geelong Future Leaders of Industry (GFLOI) & Girls Leading Advanced Manufacturing (GLAM) Programs kicked off last week at Deakin University, where students were lucky enough to experience world-class technologies. Below is a snapshot of just a few of the technologies the students got to experience:

Firefighter training simulator: The students experienced Deakin University’s FLAIM Trainer®, which is a firefighter training simulator that provides an immersive virtual reality environment combined with a patented haptics feedback system, breathing apparatus and heated personal protective clothing to provide a unique training experience

Australia’s first human-ready high-G centrifuge: The Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation (IISRI) at Deakin University has created the first human-ready high-G centrifuge in Australia and is now moving towards making it human-ready. The system in its entirety was designed, built and tested in Australia by local talents and puts Australia right at the forefront of aviation and space training technologies. You can learn more about IISRI here.

World-class 3D Printing: The students learnt about 3D Printing, along with learning about the first person in Australia to receive a new ear through the wonders of 3D printing made at Deakin.

High Voltage Lab: The students visited Deakin’s High Voltage Lab which tests the impact of lightning on various materials.

Electron microscopy facility: Deakin’s state-of-the-art Electron microscopy facility allows researchers to see and measure things at the micro, nano and atomic scales and test parts and materials that go into space.

Driver simulators: Universal Motion Simulation (UMS), based at ManuFutures at Deakin Waurn Ponds, delivers motion-based Driver Training to the Australian Army. Derived from a customised industrial robot, the simulator is a highly dynamic motion platform for immersive training that provides high-fidelity simulation and overcomes the limitations of current motion platform technology.

Thank you to the staff at Deakin, UMS, and Flaim for their time and for showing the students what they could be getting paid to play with at Deakin.