Dear Minister, for sovereign manufacturing capability – start with steel

Comment by Peter Roberts Dear industry minister Karen Andrews, Your government is to be commended for supporting key sovereign industrial capabilities in defence and, now in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic, extending that thinking to broader strategic national manufacturing capabilities. With respect, there can be no manufactured product more crucial to Australia’s national sovereign…

Adelaide Brighton turns a page to become ADBRI

Construction materials and industrial minerals business Adelaide Brighton is to change its name to ADBRI to better reflect the evolving nature of the business. Shareholders an the company’s annual general meeting overwhelmingly backed the name change. While the company retains its SA businesses, including the Birkenhead cement works on Adelaide’s Port River (pictured), which marks…

Massive water truck takes to the road

Two Australian firms have joined forces to develop and build a revolutionary minesite water spray truck (pictured) to improve dust control and enhance mining operational safety. Mobile equipment provider Australian Diversified Engineering and mining equipment supplier Austin Engineering have delivered two new ‘stairway access tank’ trucks to the McArthur River silver, lead and zinc mine…

Amaero Additive pursues super alloy protection

Additive manufacturer Amaero International has progressed its application for patent protection for the company’s titanium alloy, Amalloy Beta Ti. The Victorian company announced its application had entered the final, national stage of the Patent Co-operation Treatment (PCT) process. The process allows patent protection to be granted simultaneously in a large number of countries instead of…