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, which resulted in the filing of two provisional patents.
In addition to this, Abhishek Jain and Arul Varman started their internships at Weir Minerals Australia in December 2020. Due to Covid-related restrictions, the internships will take place remotely, and most of the work will be undertaken at The University of Queensland until the situation normalises.
Abhishek Jain: “I would like to thank Weir Minerals Australia and the mineAlloy ITTC for arranging this internship and for giving me the opportunity to gain industrial experience. I particularly thank our colleagues at Weir Minerals for providing detailed information about their industrial processes and for their continuous support and guidance in this project.”