Sharpe Engineering is renowned in the resource and energy sectors throughout Australia and PNG for providing quality solutions, manufacturing, service and repair of oil and gas drilling related tools and equipment.
G&O Kert Pty Ltd was established in 1974 by George and Olympia Kert. The company purchased their first CNC machine tool in 1994 and it was a new Mazak Quick Turn 15 lathe. By 2008 the total number of Mazaks at the company had grown to 9 machines. Ian Melville bought the company in 2008. He was an employee at the time he made the purchase, after having worked there for 16 years. Ian has since grown the company to a fleet of 14 Mazak CNC machines.
QPE Advanced Machining, located in Adelaide South Australia, specialises in precision machined parts and assemblies for industries including aerospace, defence, medical, electronics, mining, and renewable energy. QPE provides quality assured production incorporating processes for CNC machining, assembly, inspection, validation and traceability.
ACIM is a Melbourne based manufacturing company managed by husband and wife team, Anthony and Lisa Coleman. The Company specialises in designing and manufacturing inflatable packers, hydraulic fracturing systems, tools and data loggers for the geotechnical, mining, oil and gas markets. Established in 1990, the company has grown from humble beginnings servicing the Australian market, to a company that now sells into many international markets such as Chile, South Korea, Italy, Russia, America and Indonesia.
FLSmidth ABON, located in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, is a leading manufacturer of crushing equipment for the worldwide mining industry. Their products are mainly used in mining operations of mineral resources such as a coal, iron ore and copper and also used in various industries such as quarry applications, smelter applications, fertilizers, or cement plants. The ABON brand has sustained and continued growth stemming from recognition and acceptance of its products by major resource and mining companies.
There is a fear that the shutdown of Australia’s passenger vehicle production will erode the advanced manufacturing capabilities developed through manufacturing for the automotive sector. One Australian manufacturer is proving that these capabilities will continue to thrive in other industries such as the defence and aerospace manufacturing sectors.
ACIM is a small, but focussed and growing business run by Anthony Coleman with his wife Lisa. ACIM has developed a range of “down-the-hole” products for mining applications which are creating a distinctive stir within the industry.
They’ve been manufacturing parts in Melbourne for over 23 years. Their business has remained strong while competitors have fallen and they have acquired many companies, expanding their own business and are in the process of modernising their Tullamarine workshop. Meet Amiga Engineering.
Gears are a massive part of everyday life and can be found in everything from large mining machines down to children’s toys. Gear Design & Service (GD&S) is a Melbourne based company that specialise in everything gear related. As Clayton Sanderson (Co-Owner) puts it, “if it doesn’t have teeth we don’t take it on.”
Austbore is a large jobbing shop located in Mackay, Northern Queensland. They service the mining and resources industry and have done so successfully for over 20 years. The company originally started with only one machine have slowly expanded, now employing 35 full-time tradesman and host a variety of machines including manual and CNC borers, CNC milling machines, CNC lathes and two new Mazak Integrex CNC multi-tasking machines, which were purchased from John Hart within the last twelve months.
Against a background of a global mining industry boom to supply the insatiable Chinese and Indian markets, Australia has been well positioned with its vast resources. The flow on effect has been good for a select range of industries supplying this sector and those supplying the mining industry with pneumatic drilling and pumping equipment and related products to the mining industry have themselves enjoyed buoyant conditions.
Robbie O’Brien has an undeniable passion for machining, and the success of his Dandenong-based CNC machining business FlexiCut Engineering is a true testament to how hard work and being good at your trade can pay off.
Within Australia and around the globe, the name Sutton Tools is synonymous with quality engineering and cutting tools. With over 90 years of industry experience, Sutton Tools is a fourth generation family run business boasting four main production plants in Australia and New Zealand, and sales offices worldwide.
Australian manufacturers need to be innovative to be competitive. There’s no such thing as cheap labour in this country. We need to maintain a sound understanding of new developments in CNC machining in order to maintain a competitive edge over imports, particularly with the Australian dollar so strong right now.
World leading sailing hardware manufacturer cuts cycle times with a Citizen M32 Type III.
Ronstan International Pty Ltd is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sailboat hardware and architectural rigging. As a company at the top of their game, they are certainly aware of the hard work and innovation required to remain there.