Amaero in 3D print deal for automotive tooling

Metal additive manufacturing group Amaero International has signed an agreement with a major global automotive manufacturer to jointly develop 3D printed tooling. The Melbourne company said the inclusion of additive-manufactured inserts for tools could decrease the risk of manufacturing defects by adding conformal cooling channels to the design. It said the cost benefits in reducing…

A new deal plan for manufacturing – the view from the CEO seat by Mark Vassella

The Australian Manufacturing Forum and @AuManufacturing’s campaign to crowd source a new deal plan for manufacturing in Australia has focused on SME views. Today Mark Vassella, managing director and CEO of BlueScope Steel, focuses on trade, energy and infrastructure plus more. The disruption of global supply chains as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic has…

Incitec Pivot to retain fertiliser business

Fertiliser, chemicals and explosives group Incitec Pivot has opted for the status quo after a strategic review of its ownership of Incitec Pivot Fertilisers. The company had been considering a sale or demerger of the business but has now ceased discussions with potential buyers. Incitec Pivot Fertilisers is Australia’s largest supplier of fertilisers, dispatching around…