Maintaining a competitive advantage
The Australian manufacturing sector faces significant challenges in its quest for sustainability in the face of cheaper imports.
Recently, casting companies have been seeking to expand from supply to the automotive sector and enter new markets in the rail, mining, medical and aerospace sectors.
We're helping develop technologies that will not only improve productivity for casting companies, but will enable these companies to manufacture high-tech products for a competitive advantage.
New transformational technologies
Many of our advanced casting technologies are ready for adoption by Australian companies seeking to innovate. These include casting processes such as high pressure die casting, low pressure or permanent mould casting, sand casting and strip casting of sheet in aluminium and magnesium alloy.
All of our technologies provide immediate opportunities for Australian companies to improve their productivity and develop high quality casting products for a competitive advantage.
Our expertise and advanced equipment provide industry with access to unique capability, including:
- High pressure die casting
- Low pressure die casting
- Twin roll casting
- Mobile magnesium melting furnace
- Heat treatment (small to large facilities)
- X-Ray fluorescence
- Hardness and tensile testing
- Fatigue testing
- Creep testing
- Magnesium and aluminium melting furnaces
- Metallography preparation and microscopes.
We can also help companies develop advanced, complex castings that would not be possible using conventional moulding practices.