The federal government forecasts a 4.6 per cent national jobs growth in fabrication and engineering trades and Ahrens are accommodating for the future with its school pathways program. Ahrens take a hands-on approach when it comes to business and Managing Director Stefan Ahrens believes the same value should be applied to learning. “We firmly believe … Continue reading A hands on approach to learning: Ahrens’ school pathways program
Safety is a critical consideration for any welding project. Geoff Crittenden, CEO of Weld Australia, explains how recent events have led to new safety measures in welding. Welding is a safe occupation when proper precautions are taken. But, if safety measures are ignored, welders and members of the general public face hazards that can be … Continue reading Ensuring safety and updating standards
In line with their commitment to providing quality and cutting-edge product technology, Welding Industries of Australia (WIA) have launched a new plasma cutter – the Cutmatic 45. According to Willem Corbett, development engineer – equipment for WIA, the Cutmatic 45 is a welcome addition to the WIA range of products, especially in light of local … Continue reading Cutting new technology from WIA: Cutmatic 45 plasma cutter
Geoff Crittenden, CEO of Weld Australia, explains what it will take for Australia to successfully deliver its major shipbuilding project. I recently visited two BAE Systems shipyards in Glasgow, Scotland: Govan Shipyard, and Scotstoun Shipyard. It is here that BAE Systems is building the eight Type 26 Frigates ordered by the Royal Navy. The “First … Continue reading Building an internationally competitive shipbuilding sovereign capability
After many years, Air Liquide came back to National Manufacturing Week (NMW) in 2019. Manufacturers’ Monthly speaks to Arnaud Voisin, marketing manager of Air Liquide Australia, about the buzz around its booth. 2019 has been significant for Air Liquide in Australia because they have decided to announce their return to centre stage with a large … Continue reading Back to the front: Getting the best out of welding gases
There is widespread evidence that Australia’s manufacturing sector is growing. According to the Australian Industry Group’s (Ai Group) Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index (Australian PMI), the sector experienced a 26-month long run of uninterrupted expansion from 2016 to 2018. More recently, the Australian PMI rose by 3.8 points to 54.8 in April, indicating even faster … Continue reading A critical constraint: Manufacturing workforce capability and availability
National Manufacturing Week (NMW) 2019 showcased Australia’s role in the industrial evolution through industry-led sessions and suppliers displaying the latest goods on the exhibition floor. The 20th edition of NMW, co-located with Austech, held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from May 14-17, saw more than 11,000 attendees and 200 companies displaying the latest … Continue reading National Manufacturing Week recap
German welding manufacturer Lorch Schweißtechnik will launch to the Australian market during National Manufacturing Week (NMW), from 14 to 17 May at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. This year’s NMW theme is ‘Industrial Evolution’ with the conference program and exhibition floor highlighting the industry’s transition into adopting high-tech solutions and integration of high-level engineering … Continue reading Lorch makes Australian debut at National Manufacturing Week
The Queensland government is funding new 3D augmented reality systems to help train workers seeking welding qualifications. Ten augmented reality welding training simulators have been purchased by the government at a total cost of up to $800,000. Queensland state development, manufacturing, infrastructure and planning minister, Cameron Dick, said that the systems would help workers meet … Continue reading Qld gov funding 3D augmented reality systems for welding training
The Facility for Intelligent Fabrication (FIF) that provides expertise, technology, equipment and training in automating steel fabrication to help manufacturing businesses adapt and compete was launched at the University of Wollongong (UOW) on 9 March by Gareth Ward MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Education and the Illawarra and South Coast, on behalf of the Hon John … Continue reading UOW, TAFE NSW and WTIA launch Facility for Intelligent Fabrication
This week, gases and engineering company BOC has announced a revamp of its welding range with the launch of eight new welding models that offer the latest in welding technology to Australian fabricators and businesses. Richard Fowles, senior product manager of Welding Products says the new welding range is affordable and easy to use, with advanced … Continue reading BOC announces 2017 welding product release
Australia’s welding community has diminished as a result of offshored infrastructure projects, according the WTIA’s Geoff Crittenden. The man in charge discusses the implications. The statistics tell a story. In just over a decade, the volume of imported fabricated steel into Australia has risen from just over five per cent to almost 30 per cent. … Continue reading Raising the standards of Australian welding
Earlier this year in June, Bombardier Transportation in Australia has received accreditation from the Welding Technology Institute of Australia (WTIA) enabling it to certify welders across the Australian rail industry through the Australian Welder Certification Register (AWCR). Following this accreditation, the Welding Training Centre at Bombardier’s Dandenong site in Victoria is now an accredited facility for … Continue reading Bombardier achieves accreditation to certify welders for Australia’s rail industry
Public safety is at risk unless Australian politicians legislate to enforce compliance with Australian standards for fabricated steel, Welding Technology Institute of Australia (WTIA) CEO Geoff Crittenden has warned.
The Welding Technology Institute of Australia aims to develop a stronger skills base for the Australian steel industry through a partnership with TAFE NSW. Welding Technology Institute of Australia (WTIA) CEO Geoff Crittenden says the two organisations have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) and he aims to get similar agreements in place with TAFEs … Continue reading Training partnership to boost Australian steel industry
The Australian welding industry wants the Federal Government to enact laws now to safeguard public safety and the steel industry, Geoff Crittenden, CEO of the Welding Technology Institute of Australia (WTIA) says. “The solution to the steel industry’s woes is for the Federal Government to draft legislation to mandate that imported, fabricated steel must be … Continue reading Welding industry unveils solution to save steel industry
BOC have introduced the BOC Scan to Order mobile app so that customers can order, view pricing and find their closest Gas & Gear store when they are on the go.
The United Arab Emirates-based Advanced Science and Innovation Company has taken a 30 per cent stake in Adelaide welding technology company K-TIG.
Kemppi has unveiled its new range of welding helmets – the Beta 90 FreshAir, Delta 90 FreshAir and the Delta+ 90 FreshAir.
South Australian welding technology company K-TIG has claimed an Innovator Award at the DTC Defence Industry Awards.