Friday, 14 December 2018
Austmine 2019: Mining Innovation: The Next Horizon Austmine 2019: Mining Innovation: The Next Horizon

Austmine 2019: Mining Innovation: The Next Horizon

21/05/2019 - 23/05/2019
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Gold Fields Smart Mining Networking Event

19/02/2019 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

This webinar on ‘Optimizing froth area of your flotation cell’ focuses on flotation cell froth crowding and launder design, and its influence on overall flotation performance.

We discuss what froth crowding is and why it is important in flotation applications. You will also learn about the factors that affect froth behaviour and the different design options in launder and froth crowding.

By the end of the webinar you will be able to identify...

Last month, Deswik released its new cave flow modeling tool, Deswik.Caving, as part of its latest software release, version 2016.1. With MassMin 2016 taking place next week, Deswik will use the event as a platform to officially launch and showcase the new tool to the underground mining industry.

Integrating with the Deswik software suite, Deswik.Caving simulates cave flow for...

Duratray LatAm has been awarded contracts to manufacture eighteen (18) lightweight steel dump bodies for Komatsu-930E and Caterpillar-797F ultra-class trucks at Chuquicamata (Codelco) and Centinela (Antofagasta Minerals)open pit copper mines in northern Chile.

 State-owned Codelco (Chile) is the largest copper...

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet and Mining Minister Aurora Williams officially inaugurated Expomin 2016. During her walk -through tour, Minister Williams visited the Australian National Pavilion, joined by his excellency Ambassador Timothy Kane and Senior Trade Commissioner for Andean Latin America Ms Shannon Powell.

This is the tenth Australian Pavilion at Expomin, a pavilion which this year housed 28 Australian METS...

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA (May 11, 2016) – RungePincockMinarco (RPM) has today re-established its place in the coal market with the launch of their new Open Cut Coal XPAC Solution (OCCS). This delivers a leap forward in scheduling specifically for the coal industry. 

Mr. Craig Halliday, Executive Vice President – Software, commenting on this release, said “This new Open Cut...

The NSW Mining Industry & Suppliers Conference kicks off tonight with the NSW Mining Awards Dinner at Parliament House. The conference will host a number of esteemed speakers from government, miners, METS and advisories who will provide an overview of the outlook of the sector and assess the challenges and opportunities ahead. Austmine are proud to...

Worker health & safety continues to be a key focus area for the mining industry. However, accidents are bound to occur in everyday activities, despite the best attempts of managers to reduce risk. Appropriate accident responses must be carried out quickly and reliably and should be in compliance with safety regulations. 

Enware have recently published...

Sydney, NSW (May 13, 2016) – RungePincockMinarco is proud to announce its Advisory team has been awarded NSW Mining’s Outstanding Supplier of the Year award at the NSW Mining Industry & Suppliers Awards Dinner in Sydney last night. In a celebration of the people and businesses that make NSW mining strong amidst a backdrop of low commodity prices and challenging economic conditions, this...

Incoterms 101

For companies new to import or export many of the terms and acronyms used in international freight can seem a bit like "double dutch"! For anyone shipping to or from Australia one of the crucial areas to understand (and many don't) is Incoterms - so you don't take on any undue risk or get hit with hidden costs!  

Incoterms® 2010 are a series of pre-defined commercial terms published by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)....

MineHack took place over the weekend at BHP Billiton in Perth, the first joint open innovation Hackathon between Unearthed and BHP Billiton.

54 hours was all it took for sector challenges to be broken down and opened to new innovations from the talented community of technology innovators and entrepreneurs gathering around Unearthed. In this rapid prototyping style, the outcomes...

As industrial machines become more sophisticated and connected, the need for ‘smart engineering’ and detailed application knowledge continues to grow to increase productivity and safety, lower risk and reduce costs of compliance.

Peter Tomazic, senior solution consultant with the Global Solutions team at Rockwell Automation has more than 25 years experience in ‘thinking outside the square’ to successfully solve customers’ unique...

A Melbourne-based company is challenging the accepted narrative of doom and gloom in the  Australian motor industry.

Automotive company Tomcar is at the forefront of a new era in Australian vehicle manufacturing, with the introduction of Australia’s first production electric car, the Tomcar LV1.

Designed and built in Australia, full scale production of the zero emission Tomcar LV1 will commence in November...

Christine Gibbs Stewart, CEO, Austmine

Innovation is the mining and METS industry’s buzzword right now, and with good reason. It’s long been a core value of Austmine’s, and a value many of our members pride themselves on embodying in their products, services and approach. Most in the sector are agreed that for Australia to remain competitive in the years to come, the way we do things needs to change – dramatically.

This...

SRK Consulting (Australasia) is pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew Painter as a principal consultant to its Perth office. Matthew is a structural geologist with over 20 years of international industry and consulting experience across various commodities, particularly gold and base metals.  He is an expert in developing an understanding of the structure and geometry of ore...

Before you can think about importing or exporting a product, you need to understand how it is classified for customs tariffs and duty in each market of interest. The Harmonised Commodity Description and Coding system is generally referred to as the “Harmonised System” (HS). It is a multi-purpose international product classification nomenclature developed by the World Customs Organisation (WCO) and is used to classify traded products.

The Harmonised System...

25 May 2016

Immersive Technologies has released further detailed verified results arising from their work with key mining customers. In partnership with mine management teams across Australia, North America, Latin America, Africa, Europe and Asia Immersive has delivered dozens of Continuous Improvement (CI) projects that have...

The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science are pleased to announce that they will be running a workshop in Adelaide, designed to help Australian businesses access oil & gas networks. The workshop will run from 9am-4pm on the 2nd of June at the Rydges South Park venue. 

The workshop will provide an overview of the industry and will also focus on improving your market readiness. For more information and details on registration, please see...

Peter McCarthy

Underground mining costs have increased over the years, but it is difficult to quantify the increase because they also vary according to mining rate and the mining method, particularly where cemented backfill is used. AMC has recently completed an analysis covering the period 1980 to 2016, using data from 82 Australian mines. All mines used drill and blast methods. Sublevel caving and block caving mines are excluded...

Top trends in the global mining industry for 2016.

PwC is set to launch the 2016 edition of their global mining industry trends report, entitled ‘Mine 2016.’ PwC constructs this report each year, using analysis from the top 40 global mining companies to discover and unpack the global trends for the industry. With a data series now spanning 13 years of...

Austmine has recently coordinated overseas mining missions to Russia and Chile, led by our Chief Operating Officer, Robert Trzebski. In the current mining industry climate, it is important for Australian Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) companies to make themselves aware of international opportunities that can expand or support their business. Austmine has worked hard to identify these opportunities for our members, visiting mine sites and organising executive...

Last Wednesday, Austmine hosted our quarterly innovation and collaboration webinar, bringing together the brightest minds from leading Australian METS to discuss the topic of ‘Innovation vs. Reinvention.’ This webinar sought to unpack what is needed from innovation and how we can better harness ideas to ensure that the mining and METS sector remains competitive and sustainable into the future. Our expert panel gave their perspectives on how the industry can create, commercialise and...

Mechvac recently completed the installment of a Turnkey Crib Leaching Facility for Bureau Veritas at BHP Billiton's Olympic Dam operation. MECHVAC were engaged by Bureau Veritas to design and install this facility from the concept design stage. The crib steel work components and associated platforms, tanks and pipework were manufactured...

MICROMINE’s Academic Licence Scheme (ALS) provides strategic and multifaceted foundations, which include continued support, learning resources and training materials and access to MICROMINE wider community.

MICROMINE considers these educational partnerships to be a strategic investment in the development of local communities and the future of the mining industry. Signing this...

The University of South Australia (UniSA)’s Future Industries Institute (FII) has announced a research collaboration agreement with LaserBond Limited after a recent MOU signing was endorsed at a full board meeting on campus in late May 2016. This strategic combination between UniSA:FII and LaserBond is almost unique in Australia; providing the foundations for a Centre of Excellence in...

AMC is pleased to announce the release of a new service, On-line Benchmarking.

A recent survey of our clients revealed that reduced availability of capital and funding, combined with commodity price pressure, still places cost reduction and productivity increases at the top of their organization’s strategy.

For a mine manager, one of the best ways to...

A NEW ONLINE Portal provides Australian exporters and importers with a simple tool to explore how Australia’s Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with China, Japan and South Korea can benefit their business.

The portal is easy to use and understand, and provides a comprehensive tariff finder for a full range of products - searchable by product keyword or Harmonised System Code. For each tariff line, there is tailored guidance on assessing whether or not the product may...

Integrated solutions developer Maptek invites African mining professionals to gather at Switch on Innovation to learn ways Maptek technology fulfils their productivity and safety goals.

The conference will be held at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg from August 30 to September 1. The dynamic program includes product...

The problem of dust emissions from coal mining has been thrust back into the spotlight following the diagnosis of a Queensland miner with Coal Workers’ Pneumoconiosis (black lung) in November last year. There have been more than five cases of black lung officially diagnosed since then, leading to the industry, government and stakeholders to review procedures...

The following news item was originally published by Bowen Basin Mining Club. 

Elections have a big impact on confidence in our sector, and directly influence your bottom line. We've seen this in previous state and federal elections. If your local candidate (and their party) supports mining and the resources sector, you won't see any adverse...

RungePincockMinarco is excited to announce the much anticipated launch of XERAS Enterprise 1.2, delivering the next phase of innovative features for its enterprise financial modelling product.

Building upon the successful launch of XERAS Enterprise in October 2015, XERAS Enterprise 1.2 enables customers to gain greater insight into their financial plans including detailed analysis of...

JKTech Appoints New CEO

JKTech Pty Ltd, the technology transfer company for the Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI) of The University of Queensland, today announced the appointment of Dr David Way as its new Chief Executive Officer.

JKTech Chairman Dr Barry Kelly said Dr Way was highly regarded within the minerals industry, locally and globally, for his extensive technical and operational experience.

Dr Way joined JKTech as Operations Manager in 2011. In 2013, he was...

With all of the talk about FTAs we are constantly asked to explain Rules and Origin and Certificates of Origin. Ask and you shall receive!

If you are exporting or importing goods, there are Rules of Origin set out in each Free Trade Agreement (FTA), which are specific to each particular good. These can differ from one FTA to another. The Rules of Origin are used to determine which goods qualify for preferential treatment under the...

This article was originally published by Unearthed. 

Unearthed Adelaide, our fifth hackathon for 2016, took place on the last weekend of May at the St Paul's Creative Centre. The event saw 70+ innovators and entrepreneurs work in teams to creative innovations solutions to sector challenges from Iluka Resources, the South Australian...

Are you new to import or export and looking to ship products overseas? International freight can be complex and confusing. It is hard to know where to start, what to do and who you can trust! 

One of your first "ports of call" is finding a reliable freight service provider or freight forwarder. In simple terms, a freight forwarder is a person or company that organises shipments for importers or exporters to get goods from the...

Interest in the exploration and mining of seafloor mineral deposits continues to grow, spurred on by a range of factors including decreasing deposit grades on land and the development of new subsea mining technology. Leading the race to seabed production is Nautilus Minerals, which announced in September 2015 the start of construction of the Production Support Vessel for its Solwara 1 copper-gold project in the Bismarck Sea. In early March of this year, the company’s three Seafloor...

As the industry remains sluggish mid-way through 2016, optimising operations and reducing costs continues to be at the forefront of the focus of mining companies. Correct planning of process plant design can improve the bottom line of mining companies and can negate maintenance and safety issues further down the track. Austmine caught up with Byron Burridge, Managing Director, Mechvac...

The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science are launching a new series of information services workshops on “Servitisation and maximising higher value opportunities in the pre- and post-production phases ”. These workshops are targeted at manufacturing companies and registration is free. Austmine recommends that relevant members consider participating in these workshops, which are confirmed for Adelaide, Perth, Sydney and...

Dassault Systèmes has released the latest version of GEOVIA MinexTM. The recognized world leading integrated geology and mine planning software solution for coal and other stratified deposit, Minex helps ensure resources are evaluated accurately and mined efficiently.

Minex 6.5 offers a new Lithology Symbol Tool to support improved logging standards and to aid in accurate and timely geology reporting by enabling Minex users to import...

MICROMINE’s leading underground fleet management and mine control solution, Pitram allows mine operators greater control through the visual format, extensive planning capabilities and increased scheduling functionality

With the demand for mining software companies to continue producing software that maximises efficiency, companies like MICROMINE, a...

TXM Lean Solutions are delighted to be selected as Finalists for the Professional Services Award at the 2016 Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame. TXM was nominated by the Australian Industry & Defence Network(AIDN), the peak industry association for small to medium enterprises (SMEs) wishing to do business in the defence and security sectors.

TXM Managing Director, Tim Mclean said that “reaching the Finalist stage at the 2016 Victorian Manufacturing Hall...

May 18, 2016 – H-E Parts International, a global leader in the manufacturing, servicing and marketing of aftermarket parts and components for mining, crushing and heavy construction equipment, announces the acquisition of Brisbane, Australia - based COR Cooling Pty. Ltd., Australia’s leading independent radiator remanufacturer.  COR maintains a network of five branches strategically located throughout Australia’s major mining regions.  With state-of-the-art...

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