The cost of treating lower back pain in the United States has been estimated at $90 billion per year in 2008 with a further $10-20 billion in costs due to loss of productivity. A significant portion of the expense is attributable to spinal fusion surgery.
Melbourne based company Anatomics, seeks to improve the efficiency of fusion surgery by reducing the manufacturing and supply cost of equipment and optimising the workflow within surgery without compromising clinical outcomes.
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.
This video shows the machining of a front wheel hub on a Mazak Integrex i400. hyperMILL MILL-TURN Machining is a powerful mill-turning solution that is completely integrated in hyperMILL. Programmers can use turning strategies as well as 2.5D, 3D and 5-axis milling strategies in one user interface.
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.
Customers of Polygona AG, based in Jona, Switzerland, testify to the excellent technical level of their impellers, even though the company began production only two years ago. Polygona’s debut in this industry was able to succeed thanks to assistance from a machine tool manufacturer and OPEN MIND Technologies AG as their CAD/CAM supplier.