Derby Rubber opens in Adelaide

Specialty rubber manufacturer Derby Rubber has relocated its head office to Wingfield in Port Adelaide where it was welcomed in a ceremony with local dignitaries. Managing Director Stephen Sheppard and General Manager Michael Clayton hosted Premier Steven Marshall, trade minister David Ridgway and the Mayor City of Port Adelaide Enfield, Claire Boan. The state has…

WA’s ‘battery valley’ begins to take shape

Western Australia’s ‘battery valley’ centre for processing and manufacture of battery materials is taking shape with approval for a third facility in the Kwinana industrial area south of Perth. High purity alumina (HPA) producer FYI Resources (ASX: FYI) has been offered and accepted a site within the Kwinana area to set up an HPA refinery.…

Making things with light: engineer returns home to develop ‘genuine 3D printing’

Inventor Timothy Scott is commercialising a new 3D printer and resins, with speed, strength and other possible advantages over current light-based approaches. Brent Balinski spoke to Scott about the possibilities of volumetric production.  

Alumina project progresses WA battery industry ambitions

Western Australian premier Mark McGowan has congratulated FYI Resources (ASX: FYI) on completing trials to develop a new process for producing high purity alumina (HPA). McGowan said the company was now one step closer to producing HPA in WA and the government’s goal of creating a future battery industry based on the state’s vast mineral…