Apple is Turning Aluminium Green

When Apple, Alcoa and Rio Tinto join forces, what do you get? Technology that changes the way the world looks at aluminium.

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Titanium, the thoroughly modern metal

Titanium’s benefits make it the perfect metal for the future and WA has a large part to play.

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Change is in the Wind

Wind turbines - What minerals are needed to turn these modern-day machines?

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Steel Standing

The steel industry is one of the world’s most important industries – and Western Australia continues to supply the world with much-needed iron ore. But what would life be like without steel?

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Building with Steel

Discover the history of steel and how it helped build our nation.

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Four-Tonne Tyre Change

Some jobs are too big for RAC roadside assistance. Watch how the experts change a four-tonne tyre at one of WA’s gold mines.

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From the Drills to the Grills

Metal alloys play a huge part in modern day dentistry, from tools to fillings. And if you ever wondered how much the fillings in your mouth are worth, you’ve come to the right place. Legend has it that George Washington’s presidential dentures were made of wooden teeth, which would have made chewing a chore. (As […]

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The Right Tool for the Job

Here are the most common types of equipment used by WA’s mining industry. These machines are designed to efficiently extract resources with the least possible impact.

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Driving Mining Forward

As the world moves towards an automated future, the WA mining industry is using new technology to improve safety, build capacity and remain globally competitive.

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How to think like an Engineer

Do you think like an engineer? See if you can solve this challenge – a lot of people will fail this quiz – including the writer of this article.

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