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Foundry Tech: Fettling and Heat Treatment

In this edition, we look at Fettling and Heat Treatment. When a pattern is being prepared for moulding, extra features are added such as a runner bar and pouring cup, so the metal can enter and fill the mould cavity at the right speed (too slow and...

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Gladstone’s future: Alumina 2023

Alpha HPA has recently been approved to construct a large-scale industrial plant on a government-backed 9.2-hectare site in Gladstone in early 2023, costing approximately $300m. HPA is the pure form of aluminium oxide, and its desired physical...

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$25k Bonus; White’s 6-Year Apprentice Award

The foundry gathered for a BBQ morning tea Friday 26th January to celebrate Ryan O’Hagan’s achievement in reaching the 6-year milestone in our Apprentice Award Program. Ryan is the second staff member to achieve the milestone in the...

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East Coast Rail Projects, A Very Optimistic Future

It is exciting to see that as more projects pick up pace this year especially in the Rail industry and White Industries being no stranger to large projects, are in the thick of it again. Some of White Industries long term customers are involved...

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Foundry Tech: Tool Steels

The last ferrous metal system that we are looking at in this series is Tool Steels. Tool Steels occupy a unique position in the ferrous family in that components made of Tool Steel are used to make other steel parts. Tool Steels can be used to make...

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New Casting Simulation Specialist  

White Industries would like to extend a warm welcome to Matthew Dunford, in the new role of Casting Simulation Specialist, reporting directly to Dean Taig. Matthew brings with him over 20 years of foundry experience and is excited to now call Dalby...

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The Revival in Australian Manufacturing

The Coronavirus pandemic could be the catalyst to revive the Australian Manufacturing Industry nationwide. This is an opportunity to reduce the nation’s reliance on global supply chains and give us a robust sovereign capability, particularly in a...

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Do you need Stub axles for your Trailer? 

For many years, White Industries has manufactured and sold its in-house design of stub axles and stub axle sets, generally used on trailers, both huge and small. Whites also produce aftermarket automotive and heavy vehicle hubs and trailer parts....

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Grain Buggy Ready for Delivery

White Industries first started producing grain buggies in the late ’70s with a bin holding 100 bags, or in today’s terms, an 8-ton buggy. Nowadays, a White Industries Grain Buggy holds 36 tons of grain to keep up with the ever-increasing...

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Foundry Tech: Austenitic Manganese Steel

Another highly alloyed steel family is Austenitic Manganese Steel (AMS). The original grade was invented by Sir Robert Hadfield in the 1880s, and the family is still referred to as Hadfield Steel. This family of steel contains anywhere from 11-25%...

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