Metaltek 5-Axis Robotic Plasma Cutter reduces production time by hundreds of hours

ART’s new range of Metaltek custom-configured engineering machines has hit the ground running Early in 2012, ART’s managing director and head of R&D, David White, met with representatives from a well-known manufacturer of pressure vessels for the oil and gas…


Remote access alleviates downtimes

Mining operators must focus on increasing their profitability – and ART’s remote access to the new Metaltek modular multi-function CNC machining systems can alleviate operational and financial issues. Today’s mining industry does virtually everything on a gigantic scale. There are…


Smarter machining squeezes more productivity from the shopfloor

To increase efficiency and productivity, Sydney-based Formula Offroad decided to invest in an ART CNC plasma cutter and to use a CAD/CAM system to replace its ink-drawn optically traced plasma cutting records to streamline its manufacturing process while saving valuable…


The returns on Automation

The ART automatic sheet loader allows automation of the production process straight from the pallet, which means there is no operator intervention when lifting from the material stack to the machine. No intervention means lean manufacturing and higher profits.

One of the most common forms of automation that has found its way into many manufacturing facilities is the CNC router. These machines have revolutionised cutting and drilling processes for materials such as aluminium, timber, plastic and composite panels, thereby…


Why manufacture in Australia and how to survive

Copy (2) of ART Director David White

By David White, Director Advanced Robotic Technology (ART), Brisbane The question of whether manufacturing has a future in Australia has been hotly debated for some time and media keeps publishing more bad news. Ford Australia recently slashed production to about…


Onsite weld preparation for maximum equipment uptime

Mining in Australia is still booming as a result of soaring demand for commodities from resource-hungry economies such as Indonesia, China and India. Consequently, maximum equipment uptime is essential. For maintenance and repair of equipment which cannot be move to…