K-Tig goes into administration

Automated welding manufacturer K-TIG has gone into administration, with Korda Mentha appointed as administrators. No reason was given for the move. Administrators have been appointed to K-TIG as well as a subsidiary Keyhole TIG Pty Ltd. The appointment does not extend to Keyhole TIG (USA) Inc. and Keyhole TIG (UK) Ltd which are continuing to…

Austal’s massive order book in year of more ups than downs

By Peter Roberts The Chairman of Perth international shipbuilder John Rothwell has celebrated a year of massive ups and the occasional down in an upbeat address to the company’s annual general meeting. Rothwell first and foremost celebrated the growth in Austal’s order book to $11.6 billion, if all contract option agreements are exercised. Driven by…

AML3D wins contract to 3D print metal parts for US Navy submarines

AML3D has won a contract to develop and test 3D printing copper-nickel (Cu-Ni) components for the US Navy’s submarine program. The contract was signed with BlueForge Alliance, a neutral integrator that supports the strengthening and sustainment of the US Navy’s Submarine Industrial Base through new technologies. Testing will run parallel with the recently extended Nickel-Aluminium-Bronze…