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Ferno Australia’s Engineering Services

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article image Ferno offers the capability to machine a wide range of materials from plastics to speciality hard metals

Part of the global Ferno Group, Ferno Australia develops, manufactures and distributes more than 10,000 products to the Emergency, Rescue and Safety markets.

With factories located in Perth, Melbourne and Brisbane, Ferno Australia is well known for manufacturing products that are trusted for their quality and dependability.

Ferno’s Engineering division has played an integral role in the company’s growth in size and reputation. Providing innovative solutions and high quality manufacturing and assembly services, Ferno’s engineering and design teams have gained recognition within Ferno’s global group as well as among their clients, many of whom have been utilising Ferno’s engineering skills for many years.

Ferno Engineering is fully compliant with ISO9001 Standards and in 2008 began the process of implementing ‘Lean Manufacturing’ practices.

The team at Ferno Engineering represents a broad range of skills to successfully deliver a range of projects from fabrication to multi-axis precision machining.

Ferno Engineering can help with complete fabrication, CNC machining, manufacturing and assembly services.

CNC Machining

Ferno Engineering’s newly expanded machine shop has been set up to provide customers with the ability to source medium to large volume production of precision machined components.

Their state-of-the-art, multi-axis CNC machines, driven by the latest generation CAM software allow them to produce a wide and varied range of precision components to a high standard of quality within challenging timeframes.

Ferno’s team of highly skilled engineers has many years of experience in multi-axis CNC, as well as conventional lathes and milling machines to meet any customer requirement.

Ferno offers the capability to machine a wide range of materials from plastics to speciality hard metals.

Capabilities include:

  • Machining/ turning of round, square and hex bars
  • Billet aluminium - grades ranging from 2000 to 7000 series
  • Aluminium tube
  • Brass and bronze
  • Cast iron and cast aluminium
  • Hollow bar
  • Black mild steel bar and mild steel tube
  • All grades of bright mild/ tool steel/ precision ground bar
  • Stainless steel
  • Engineering plastics
Manufacturing & Assembly

Ferno Engineering is backed by several years of experience in the manufacture and assembly of their in-house range of high quality medical, emergency, rescue and height safety equipment and components.

From sub-assemblies to completed final assemblies and mechanisms, Ferno Engineering can provide mechanical assembly to specific requirements.

Manufacturing capabilities:

  • High quality MIG and TIG welding
  • High precision milling and turning
  • Surface grinding
  • Metal bending, forming, stamping and pressing
  • Small diameter tube bending
  • Tumble polishing of engineered components
Fabrication services

Ferno Engineering’s capabilities within the fabrication and metalworking industry encompass design and detailing of metal components including preparing shop drawings to produce steel and stainless steel components to exacting standards. Ferno’s workshop can handle production runs of any size.

Design & Solutions

Ferno’s Research and Development Team has a proven track record in developing innovative and practical design solutions. With numerous Australian and international patents held for products developed by Ferno Engineering, the R&D Team received a Design Mark in 2008 and a Design Award in 2004 from the Australian International Design Awards.

Equipped with tools for any R&D job, Ferno can quickly transform designs from rough ideas on paper to 3D models that enable the team to try out multiple ideas, check assemblies for fit and function, run finite element analysis and arrive at a solution.

Ferno’s in-house 3D printer uses FDM technology to create solid ABS plastic models that enable the design team to quickly test ideas. To complement this technology, Ferno Engineering also enjoys the benefits of in-house tooling and fabrication equipment, enabling the team to build production-quality prototypes.

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