Materials Testing

Fatigue Resistance

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Investigations of fatigue related issues in the field led LC to develop tests to evaluate the fatigue properties of materials and their fracture toughness. The investigation aimed to determine the foundry processes and material properties which had the largest effect on the fatigue life of a cast component.

This testing was carried out using facilities at the University of Queensland, St Lucia campus.

Features...

Kador Mine Water Tanker Features in Mining Chronicle

Kador 150kL Mine Tanker

The Mining Chronicle magazine featured an article in the November 2012 edition on the newly designed 150kL Water Tanks. [Read More] [Read Article]

Gemco E-Clip Tool Head Redesign

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LC Engineering provided a redesign for the clipping head mechanism on Gemco's E-Clip machine, successfully developing an clever solution resulting in a high degree of performance and repeatability. [More]

QLD Engineering Excellence Awards:
Hurricane™ Bucket - High Commendation

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The revolutionary, LC designed, CQMS Hurricane™ dragline bucket was awarded a High Commendation at the 2009 QLD Engineering Excellence Awards. The design enables an increased payload and decreased energy use. [More]

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2009 Australian International Design Awards Finalist

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Co-designed by LC and Sydney-based Transport Design International, the ALLONGE GSB developed by John Allison/Monkhouse funeral directors is a current finalist in the Australian International Design Awards. [More]

NASA - Mining the Moon:
Remote Automation of Scale Rig

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NASA researcher remotely controls Go 4 Mining scale test dragline machine from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston utilising research and technology developed by CSIRO. [More] [QLD Times Article]