The general purpose fine grained austenitic chromium carbide grade that provides a solution for most applications.


MC3 is a composite wearplate consisting of a hard abrasion resistant surface layer fused to a structural steel backing plate. The refined hyper-eutectic microstructure in the overlay provides excellent wear resistance against a wide range of wear mecha-nisms.

Base Material

The standard steel substrate is compliant with AS 3678 GRADE 250 steel or an equivalent in thickness ranges from 6-25mm. Other grades can be supplied upon request.

Overlay Material

The overlay material is an austenitic chromium carbide alloy consisting of a uniform, high density distribution of fine primary M7C3 carbides in a matrix of carbide and austenite as described in AS2576-2355

Mining and Quarrying

Shovel and excavator liners, truck liners, bin liners, transfer chutes, crusher liners, screens.

Cement Plants

Impact plates, classifier cones, clinker chutes, bin / silo liners, cyclones.

Power Plants

Fan blades, chutes and hoppers, pulverised fuel lines, screw conveyors, ash piping.

Pulp and Paper

Debarking, liners, chipper hoods, impact plates, cyclones, bark chutes, flat back elbows.


Pelletising plants, sinter screens, coke screens, feed bins, distribution chutes, blast furnace armour plates.

Laing O’Rourke Solomon Train load Out System

Fabricated, assembled and supplied internal liners for Train Load Out. Biggest challenge: Trial assembly at Port prior to shipping. Completed reassembly at FMG Site – “fitted together like a glove”.

Alcoa Train Load Out System

Fabricated, assembled and supplied internal liners for Train Load Out.

FMG Solomon

Fabricated, assembled and supplied internal liners for the Coarse Ore Bins.

Our Quality

MC-3 Wear plate has been developed using Australian technology and applying a ‘customer-orientated solution’ rationale. By assessing the key features of traditional chromium carbide overlay products, processes and even quench and tempered steels in successful abrasive wear applications, a discriminating production process was designed to produce a chromium carbide overlay that pushes beyond the application limitations of existing products.