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Tue, 14 Nov


Surface Manufacturing for Mining

Surface Manufacturing for Mining

Join Austmine and University of South Australia for an informative webinar where you'll hear how Surface Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (SMCRC) will grow SMEs by opening new global market opportunities through innovative surface technology.

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Surface Manufacturing for Mining
Surface Manufacturing for Mining

Time & Location

14 Nov 2023, 12:30 pm – 1:40 pm

Surface Manufacturing for Mining


About the event

Equipment failures are a common occurrence at the surface, particularly in challenging environments where materials are pushed to their failure points. Developing know-how, products and processes that can improve the service life of components is vital to improving productivity. This can be achieved through enhancing the surface – through methods like claddings, heat treatments, coatings, and more, with a key focus on the Surface Manufacturing Collaborative Research Centre.

In this webinar, Professor Peter Murphy will introduce the audience to UniSA and Future Industries Institute (FII), and will tell us about the Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) – what they are, how they operate, their benefits, and their value proposition to their industry in general.

Professor Colin Hall will then introduce the audience to the SMCRC bid proposal, showcase mining case studies that illustrate the proposed work, and conclude by providing information on how to join the bid.

Details: Tuesday 14 November, 12:30pm ACDT


Professor Peter Murphy – Director: Future Industries Institute University of South Australia

Peter Murphy is the Director of the Future Industries Institute (FII). Peter is also David Klingberg Chair in Energy and Advanced Manufacturing. Peter was appointed as one of UniSA’s inaugural Industry Professors in January 2015. This was in recognition of his extensive research engagement with private industry at a local, national and international level.

Prior to joining UniSA, Peter spent 10 years working for SOLA International Holdings Ltd, at the time, one of the world's largest manufacturers of plastic ophthalmic and sun lenses. Working in the global R and D centre based in Adelaide, he worked on several international projects involving European / North American collaborators.

Professor Colin Hall – Industry Professor, Future Industries Institute University of South Australia

Colin Hall is an Industry Professor at the Future Industries Institute (University of South Australia), and is a key member of the Materials Engineering Group. Colin is interested in helping Australian manufacturing be globally competitive through the uptake of innovative research. Colin has worked in private industry for 9 years and academia for 19 years giving him a unique perspective for industry engaged research.

Colin completed his PhD in material science, in 2014. His approach to research is focused on identifying new materials or enhanced ways of using existing ones to solve problems. Specifically focusing on additive manufacturing and coatings for industry partners operating in space, automotive, mining, agriculture and medical.

Currently Colin is focused on two areas, thin film coatings for optical systems and wear resistant structures & coatings for extreme conditions. Colin supports the materials community by his work as the South Australia branch president for Materials Australia.

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