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Metal Casting Technologies : June 2010
METAL Casting Technologies June 2010 29 New home for alumina researchers A new CSIRO research centre focused on developing economic, environmentally and socially sustainable processes for Australia's minerals industry was officially opened in September 2009. The Australian Minerals Research Centre (AMRC) at Waterford, Western Australia, will help the industry remain competitive in global markets and enhance collaboration between public and private sector research groups. AMRC, the new home of CSIRO's hydrometallurgy research, houses the researchers and facilities which support the Light Metals Flagship Alumina Theme, as well as the CSIRO research expertise in processing of minerals for production of cobalt, copper, gold, nickel, rare earth metals and uranium. The centre also houses the headquarters of the Parker CRC for Integrated Hydrometallurgy Solutions. "In 2003, CSIRO committed $15 million to expand our mineral processing laboratories in Western Australia and create a research facility that would enable increased collaboration between public research groups and industry," Dr Steve Morton, CSIRO Manufacturing, Materials and Minerals Group Executive, said. "The result of this investment is the Australian Minerals Research Centre." Dr Steve Morton said world-class mineral processing research capability was essential to help the industry address challenges such as declining ore grades, increasing costs and greater competition. Western Australian Minister for Mines and Petroleum, The Hon. Norman Moore, highlighted the key role the minerals industry plays in the Australian economy at the official opening. "In 2007--08, our mineral exports (including coal) generated $89 billion in export earnings for Australia," Minister Moore said. "The industry is particularly important for Western Australia -- the nation's largest producer of alumina, gold, iron ore and nickel. " "The expertise and facilities offered by the Australian Minerals Research Centre will provide a significant boost to hydrometallurgy research and help address the short and long- term needs of the industry." ■ LIGHT METALS R&D Beckwith Macbro Resin Coated Sands Contact : Rob Dalla Via 30 Devon Road Devon Meadows, Melbourne Telephone: +61 3 5995 4244 Mobile: 0417 332 723 Fax: +61 3 5995 5030 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.beckwithmacbro.com.au All grades of resin coated sand used for shell molding and shell cores for ferrous and non-ferrous applications PRODUCTS ■ Range of resin strengths from 1.0% to 5.0% ■ Silica, Zircon, Chromite coated sand or blended mixes ■ Coated Sands of di erent AFS typically from 50-90 AFS ■ Thermal Reclaimed Coated Sands SERVICES ■ Full technical and trouble shooting service. ■ On-site shell core and shell molding facility to evaluate the product applications. ■ Laboratory facility to ensure product quality. nds s FOR SALE SHELL CORE MACHINES SHELL MOULD MACHINES SAMPLE PREPARATION MACHINE FEATURES: ■ Compact, rugged design ■ Shock-absorbing mounts ■ Non magnetic linishing area ■ Built in dust-vacuum system ■ Ease of paper replacement ■ Optional electric braking MAGNETIC SAMPLE HOLDER ACCESSORY: ■ Ideal for small samples ■ Improves yield by allowing smaller samples for analysis ■ Facilitates better heat dissipation preventing discoloration G & C Instrument Services Medowie, NSW, 2318, Australia TEL: +61 (0)2 4981 7255 FAX: +61 (0)2 4981 7244 EMAIL: email@example.com