Metallurgy & Material Selection

Metallurgy & Material Selection

The team at FFF Australia have been working with metals in many different industries and have an excellent understanding of material properties and their applications.

With plate, forgings and castings forming a large part of our daily business, we have been able to build our own comprehensive experience and knowledge base.  We have mature relationships with well respected metallurgical experts and are always happy to give our clients guidance.

  • Understand the characteristics of different metal alloys.
  • Know the factors that affect the selection of the most suitable materials for your application.
  • Mechanical properties and testing methods.
  • The effects of heat treatment and how it alters the properties of metals.

FFF Representatives

Sales Manager-East Coast

PETER

Peter is a Mechanical Engineer with 25 years’ experience in the manufacturing and fabrication industries including 10 years in Materials Procurement Management.  He has a wide range of direct experience in the metals industry working in forge shops, high volume manufacturing and pressure vessel fabrication.

Peter is very familiar with oil & gas and mining industry quality requirements. He has been with FFF for more than 5 years and oversees the Australian East Coast region assisting the rest of the East Coast team.

Director

TIM

Tim has been around FFF since day 1 in 1998, in these early days as a high school student helping out during school holidays and throughout university. After completing his Bachelor of Commerce and Business Law degree from UWA, he worked for the International Accounting firm Grant Thornton, where he completed his Chartered Accountant qualification.

He then joined FFF in 2006 in a full-time sales role and has worked every part of the business from sales, finance, logistics, procurement, and quality including the successful implementation of ISO 9001 for the company for the first time, through to management. This included opening up sales offices around the country as well as across borders into New Zealand, South Africa and Indonesia.

He has also spent extensive time in China and throughout Asia qualifying and managing FFF’s partner suppliers over a 10 year period replicating FFF’s foundation European supply chain into Asia and having expanded it to meet customer demand.

Sales Manager VIC & SA

MICK

Mick is a highly skilled professional who excels in client relationship management in Australian and international trade and procurement. With extensive experience working in the Oil and Gas, Energy and Mining sectors, he works with Asset Owners, OEM’s, EPCM’s, Engineering Companies and Fabricators to support pipe, valves, fittings and mechanical products solutions in carbon, stainless steel and special alloys.

Mick maintains strong relationships with various stakeholders providing services and solutions ensuring that the customers’ expectations and FFF obligations are always met and exceeded.

Quality & Supply Chain Supervisor

JIMMY

Jimmy has a Bachelor’s Degree in Materials Engineering and a Masters Degree in Material Science from UNSW Australia. Jimmy has more than 25 years’ experience in heavy industries working directly with steel mills, machinery and pressure vessel manufacturers and has served as the welding supervisor and welding technical officer for more than 6 years at one of Australia’s oldest and most iconic pressure vessel manufacturers. Jimmy has a wealth of knowledge and experience in all things welding, heat treatment, materials and holds a current CSWIP 3.1 International Welding Inspector certification.

With more than 10 years’ experience in supplier quality management as the lead auditor in the Asia Pacific region for a German company, he makes an invaluable contribution to the successful delivery of our clients’ requirements.

Technical Sales & Quality

RAY

Ray has 50 years’ experience in the mechanical and manufacturing trades. With trade credentials in machining and post trade qualifications in CAD.

Ray has lead auditor experience in quality assurance and more than 30 years in quality inspection of pressure retaining equipment, castings, and machined items.  Additional, Ray’s 15 years in a senior specialist procurement role qualifies him as the ultimate professional in ensuring your products are always completely under control.

Ray is committed to safety and quality and ensures his fitness is high to retain a sharp mind and focus on our customer’s needs.

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