Through an ARC Linkage Project, Weir Minerals have accessed sophisticated microscopy with Microscopy Australia at the University of Sydney. They have worked with researchers to develop new super-tough alloys to keep their mining machinery at the leading edge of the market.
The aim is to make improved and highly wear-resistant metal matrix composite alloys to extend service life and reduce downtime due to replacement and repair of equipment parts in the world’s most demanding machine environments. A/Prof. Cairney’s expertise in advanced microscopy at Microscopy Australia helped Weir Minerals Australia continue to improve their world-leading equipment.