• How to weld titanium

    November 23, 2007 12 comments

    IT WILL come as no surprise to fabricators with experience in handling titanium that special consideration needs to be taken during preparation and welding.

  • Company alliance a boost for oil refineries

    November 23, 2007 0 comment

    INTEGRITY management system company Atemco and global technical services provider Furmanite have joined forces to provide a comprehensive leak and emissions detection and sealing service for one of Australia’s major oil refineries.

  • One machining centre does the work of two

    November 23, 2007 0 comment

    KURT’S VB 5X100 Schenke 5.1 clamping system allows one machining centre to perform five-axis roughing, face-milling and tapping operations to create the intricate three dimensional features of a custom mould cavity.

  • Isotropic finishing process

    November 23, 2007 0 comment

    BV Products has released a variant of the isotropic super finishing and polishing process for the race car industry.

  • Robots and rivets keep trucks rolling

    November 22, 2007 0 comment

    WHEN Freightliner LLC launched the new Cascadia Class 8 heavy duty prime mover in the US, the highly aerodynamic vehicle was set to lead the industry in performance.

  • Steel receives new approval

    November 22, 2007 0 comment

    AUSTRALIAN and New Zealand steel fabricators bidding for work on major resource and infrastructure projects will have one less hurdle to leap from next year.

  • System offers fast setup

    November 22, 2007 0 comment

    MACHINE shop operators know that the key to profitability is keeping their machine tool spindles ‘in the cut’ and that any lost time means poor utilisation of their assets, which in turn leads to reduced income.

  • Bolzoni Auramo and Meyer join forces in Australia

    November 21, 2007 0 comment

    BOLZONI Auramo and Meyer, both part of the Italian Bolzoni Spa group, said to be a European market leader in the forklift attachment industry, have decided to join forces to service the Australian market more efficiently.

  • Free trial new Inventor LT software

    November 21, 2007 0 comment

    Autodesk has announced a technology preview release of Autodesk Inventor LT software, a new member of its Inventor family of software products.

  • RFID asset tracking goes solar

    November 21, 2007 0 comment

    CALIFORNIAN Savi Technology, a Lockheed Martin company has recently begun deploying solar-powered Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) readers and signposts, enabling customers in the defense and commercial sectors to conserve energy and reduce costs while tracking supplies in real-time.

  • ThyssenKrupp Services purchases Apollo Metals Group

    November 20, 2007 0 comment

    DUESSELDORF-based ThyssenKrupp Services AG is expanding its aerospace materials services activities by acquiring a 100-percent stake in the UK-based company Apollo Metals Group, which includes Aviation Metals for an undisclosed fee from Murray International Holdings, UK.

  • Card printer service and support

    November 19, 2007 0 comment

    PEACOCK Bros is now an authorised service and support partner for the complete range of Zebra card printers.

  • Hydrogen fuel cells

    November 19, 2007 0 comment

    EMONA Instruments has been appointed the Australian distributor for the Berlin-based manufacturer of hydrogen fuel cell teaching and research equipment, Heliocentris.

  • Welding strip halves weld time

    November 19, 2007 0 comment

    SANDVIK has introduced a unique welding strip, Sandvik 24.29.5.LCu for overlay welding, which significantly improves welding productivity, reducing the welding time by half.

  • A new standard for toys and childcare products

    November 19, 2007 0 comment

    GOOD ENVIRONMENTAL Choice Australia (GECA) has recently announced the release of a new draft standard in the Australian Ecolabel Program for a period of public comment.

  • Updated safety catalogue out now

    November 19, 2007 0 comment

    THE NEW Brady Australia AS-7 catalogue has just been launched to distributors nationally, replacing the AS-6 Catalogue.

  • Fluke offers education grants

    November 18, 2007 0 comment

    FLUKE Australia has announced that it will donate new high-performance logging digital multimeters to educational institutions through a new Fluke education grant program.

  • SolidCAM 2008 set for launch

    November 16, 2007 0 comment

    SolidCAM, a provider of integrated CAM software solutions for the manufacturing industry, will launch its new version, SolidCAM2008 R12, at the Euromold show, in Frankfurt, Germany from December 5 to 8, 2007.

  • Exporters ‘down under’ on top again

    November 16, 2007 0 comment

    EXPORTERS are advised to take advantage of the international exposure and recognition afforded by Australia’s number – one ranking for the second consecutive year in the annual Country Brand Index released earlier this week, according to Austrade, the Australian Government’s export development agency.

  • Wireless communications for automation

    November 16, 2007 0 comment

    GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a unit of GE Enterprise Solutions, has introduced its new TranSphere Wireless communications product for automation needs.