The Mission

Over time, we’ve started to exceed our original mission statement of “providing access to micro and nanofabrication equipment for Australia’s researchers”.

Acquiring cutting-edge micro and nanofabrication equipment, ensuring its upkeep, and making it accessible to anyone that wishes to use it takes a significant amount of time and effort, but ANFF is able to exceed the aim of simply making equipment available, thanks to its expert engineers.

ANFF can instead push further, and now we aim to lower the barrier to successful innovation by providing a mixture of advanced training, expert assistance and process development support that isn’t available anywhere else, while continuing to make access to micro and nanofabrication equipment easy.

The ANFF Story

The Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF) was founded in 2007 to provide access to micro and nanofabrication equipment, essential to Australia’s scientific future. Enabled by NCRIS, ANFF has become a cornerstone of research in Australia, and now represents an investment of more than $400m in research infrastructure made by Commonwealth and State Governments, as well as partner organisations.

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Organisational Structure

Governance and Headquarters

In order to provide direction to one of the largest networks of research infrastructure in Australia, a board of directors and a series of committees have been assembled to ensure ANFF remains at the cutting edge.

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The ANFF Node Network

ANFF is available at 20 sites spread across Australia to ensure part of the network is always nearby. These locations are organised into eight nodes, each with their own speciality areas.

You will be able to find the best node for you whether it’s by proximity, or by speciality.

Each node runs autonomously, abiding by the ANFF principles.

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Access to ANFF sites is open to all via two primary mechanisms, but there are a few house rules to be abided by.

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Get in touch

Contact any of the ANFF HQ team, or our nodes directly to ask any questions or to start working with us.

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Get Enlightened by ANFF

ANFF now offers nanofabrication training online. Click the button below to visit our learning resource, ANFF Enlightened, and gain the fab knowledge required to take your R&D further.

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