ARC Training Centre in Alloy Innovation for Mining Efficiency

The centre aims to make Australian manufacturers dominant in the multi-billion dollar mining equipment sector by training innovators to design the world’s best highly customised long-life, wear resistant components.

Our research involves rapid development of customised alloys that excel in severe mining conditions, using 3D printing, novel characterisation and through our networked training environment. These innovations will enable much needed efficiencies in the industry.

Anticipated outcomes are the design of products with superior alloy design and material selection; jobs growth and security in the mining component production sector; and increased mining efficiency and cost reduction.

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Improving the microstructure and properties of high chromium cast iron

mineAlloy researchers at University of Queensland have recently published an article on the Effect of TiB2 additions on the microstructure and mechanical properties of a hypereutectic high chromium cast iron. The research team used TiB2 to reduce the average size and aspect ratio of primary carbides...

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Writing papers with impact

Prof Peter Hodgson delivered a workshop on “Writing papers with impact” to mineAlloy students and researchers. The workshop took place at Deakin Waurn Ponds campus and several researchers connected remotely over Zoom. The presentation covered all aspects of scientific publications, from identify...

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Weir – UQ: visit and internships

A delegation from Weir Minerals visited University of Queensland earlier this year to discuss the progress of their mineAlloy projects. The projects are dedicated to high chromium white cast irons and high manganese Hadfield steels and researchers at UQ have recently made a couple of breakthroughs, ...

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