Manufacturing Success Stories

Spinal fusion surgery using EOS SLS printing technology saves time and improves outcomes

Spinal surgery is a complicated procedure requiring an extensive and costly support network. Anatomics’ SpineBox method of pre-planning surgery and additive manufacturing of customized medical devices has the potential to realize significant time and cost benefits for the healthcare system. The streamlined procedure and solution not only improve the patient outcomes, they also reduce the risk of infection, as well as the strain on central sterile services departments (CSSD).

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Engineering an unfair advantage at PWR

PWR Advanced Cooling Technology is an Australian company, based in Ormeau Queensland, recognised as a world leader in the design and the production of water, oil and forced induction air cooling solutions for elite motorsports, working with teams in leading race categories such as Formula One, Moto GP, NASCAR, V8 Supercars, DTM, IndyCar, WRC to name a few.

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Kalgoorlie business thrives under pressure

Hydramech Engineering was founded in West Kalgoorlie in 2013. The start-up involved one man and a lathe in the back of a mobile plant workshop. The idea was simple - build quality components, have the ability to warrant and support those components, and take away the external influences which affect quality and customers.

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FLSmidth ABON gears up with Mazak and hyperMILL

Successful companies seldom rest on their laurels, and do not shy away from a challenge. Recently FLSmidth ABON found a new challenge in the form of a very critical operation that could not be performed on their existing multi-tasking machines. The reason was not only the extremely complex technology involved but also the lack of a successful precedent in producing dimensionally correct, geometrically true gears of various kinds on a general purpose multi-tasking machine.

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Tecalemit – celebrating 80 years of success

Tecalemit is a privately-owned Australian company established in 1940. The company manufactures a range of lubrication equipment and centralised lubrication systems at its Adelaide facility and is a leading supplier of RAASM high quality pumps and workshop equipment.

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Maltec Engineering - Chasing other fish in the sea…

The city of Burnie, located in northern Tasmania, has taken a few blows in recent years. The local manufacturing industry has shed many jobs due to offshore moves and a downturn in forestry and mining activity, which has severely impacted the region. In the mean-time, aquaculture (marine farming) has expanded rapidly in Tasmania since the 1990’s and is now one of the State's major industries.

A Burnie based business is thriving on the transition to manufacturing for aquaculture.

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Brent & Warburton - Choosing the best CNC machine for the job

Brent & Warburton have just purchased their first Mazak CNC machine tool.

Established in 1913, Brent & Warburton is a family owned and operated manufacturing business located in Tomago, in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, boasting 6 CNC Lathes, 6 CNC Mills, many manual machines, fabrication and fitting facilities, and 6 over-head cranes.

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First metal 3D printed primary flight control hydraulic component flies on an Airbus A380

World premiere in civil aviation with EOS technology. Today, the dream of flight revolves around producing aircraft components using industrial 3D printing technology. Every company aims to open up opportunities to differentiate themselves in the marketplace – in terms of new customer benefits, potential cost savings and sustainability targets. Thanks to EOS additive manufacturing technology, Liebherr is getting closer to achieving this goal. The realization of a high-pressure hydraulic valve block using EOS metal 3D printing technology marks an important milestone. This valve block has now been successfully tested on a flight with an Airbus A380 aircraft.

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