Why Is Certification Needed?
- Graphene in composite materials will revolutionise industry and improve quality of life for us all
- However, manufacturing requires predictability and replicability
- And graphene can perform differently when it is combined with different materials
- It’s not just about the purity of the source of the graphite that the graphene is made from. It’s about how the graphene interacts with other materials in the manufacturing process.
Graphene is a new material that will drive advance manufacturing over the coming decades. Imagine’s philosophy is that we need to integrate our technologies into existing manufacturing processes in order to deliver new products fast. Replicability and quality assurance are critical to scalable manufacturing. Creating the means to provide this assurance of performance is the mission for the Imagine Graphene Certification Centre.
We don’t make a product that can be called graphene in order to sell it. We engineer the graphene we make and compound it into other materials in order to deliver a solution.
We then undertake to our partners, licensees and customers that it will perform precisely as it needs to.
Imagine’s Graphene Certification Centre is a partnership with Swinburne University of Technology and provides the research back end that enables us to deliver the replicability and quality assurance within manufacturing supply chains that our partners need.
Our materials have been selected by Materials Connexion to participate in their New York flagship showroom which displays the newest and most exciting materials to a wide audience of designers and engineers of all disciplines.