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WTIA and DMTC Collaborate to Support Australian Welders

The Welding Technology Institute of Australia (WTIA) and the Defence Materials Technology Centre (DMTC) have signed a collaboration agreement designed to support Australian welders, as well as small-to-medium enterprises. Under the agreement, the two organisations will work together to develop a broader understanding of existing technology footprints and build a program of benchmarking, capacity building,… Read more »

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WTIA applauds 457 visa decision

The Welding Technology Institute of Australia (WTIA) welcomes the Federal Government’s initiative to abolish 457 visas. WTIA CEO Geoff Crittenden said contractors had, for many years, been using the 457 visa system to bring less-qualified, lower-skilled welders to Australia to avoid paying market rates. But he warned that, unless Australia’s trade training disaster was rectified,… Read more »

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ABC 7:30 Report: Australian steel industry issues warning about safety standards of imports

An oversupply of Chinese steel is plaguing the industry worldwide and Australian steelmakers are struggling to survive, as cheap raw and fabricated Chinese product floods the market. Click here to view video or the report online

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Official Recording of Senate Enquiry Into the Future of Australia’s Steel Industry (Video)

On 6th April 2016 WTIA CEO Geoff Crittenden appeared before the Senate Economics References Committee after being invited to make a submission to the Inquiry into the future of Australia’s Steel Industry. The links below will direct you to the official recording of the entire day’s proceedings of the enquiry. Morning Session Representatives from:  Australian… Read more »

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WTIA Technical Note 11 Commentary on the Structural Steel Welding Standard AS/NZS 1554 – 2016 Revision

The technical revision of WTIA Technical Note 11 Commentary on the Structural Steel Welding Standard AS/NZS 1554 has been completed. The new, revised version of the Technical Note is now available for purchase via the WTIA’s Online Shop. The Note complements AS/NZS 1554 parts 1 to 7, by presenting background information which could not be included in the Standard. It discusses… Read more »

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New Study Reveals Breakthrough in Welding of Steel

New research led by the University of Leicester has made a novel breakthrough in understanding how solidification cracking occurs during the welding of steel. Read more: New Study Reveals Breakthrough in Welding of Steel

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