Fabrication & Machining

Dix Engineering has a wealth of experience and expertise in the supply and manufacture of a wide range of metal castings in aluminium, cast iron, bronze and brass.

The team at Dix can produce castings to the specifications of our clients as a jobbing foundry for small to medium volume production runs.

Dix Engineering has successfully assisted inventors, entrepreneurs and several companies bring new products to market. With our knowledge of design, material selection, process selection and prototype development, Dix Engineering is well placed to assist you develop new market opportunities for your business.

Our team is ready to work with you through all stages of your project to provide a quality product on time and at a cost competitive price.


Machining is a crucial process for many companies, using various processes in which a piece of raw material is machined into a desired final shape and size by a controlled, material-removal process.

Knowledge and expertise are what the team at Dix Engineering can bring to the table when machining is the job at hand.

We can supply and manufacture a wide range of metal castings using different materials, and we provide a wide range of our own products.

The typical machining services we offer include repairs and refurbishments, processing equipment, pump reconditioning, jobbing, mechanical and pump machinery repairs.

Our Capabilities include:

  • Lathes to 900mm diameter, 2500mm long and 500kg
  • Mills to 500mm x 700mm x 1000mm and 500kg
  • Surface, cylindrical and blade grinding
  • Spline cutting
  • Precision assembly and fitting
  • Jobbing and production runs
  • Component design


DIX has extensive workshop fabrication facilities to allow efficient and quality fabrication of structural, mechanical and piping in a range of materials including Mild Steel, Stainless Steel and Aluminum. We manufacture specialized metalwork items locally in Australia cost-effectively for our clients at a high level of quality, and are supported by strong network of raw material suppliers.

DIX is capable of fabrication of tanks, vessels, chutes and conveyors, and structures across light, medium and heavy grades of specialized structural fabrication.

All supporting items such as handrails, grid mesh and floor plate can be undertaken for complete projects fabricated in one location.

DIX the has capability to perform a range of fabrication welding processes.

 This includes:

  • GMAW – Gas Metal Arc Welding (Mig)
  • GTAW – Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (Tig)
  • FCAW – Flux Core Arc Welding
  • MMAW – Manual Metal Arc Welding (Stick)

DIX has qualified Weld Procedure Specifications (WPS), associated Procedure Qualification Records (PQR) and Welder Qualification Records (WQR) to complete structural and pressure welding work in accordance with Australian Standards (AS1554.1 and AS3992) and project specifications.

Processing equipment

Dix Engineering produces a range of high-quality processing equipment, servicing a variety of industries including agriculture and horticulture.

Like anything we manufacture at Dix, these products are designed and built using only the best materials and will stand the test of time.

We have the capacity to help with the following:

  • Dried vine and stone fruit processing machinery
  • Citrus and apple processing machinery
  • Label application equipment
  • Belt conveyors
  • Augers

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Pump reconditioning

Dix Engineering knows how to help you get the best out of your pump.

We can help if your pump needs a complete overhaul, some minor repairs or even if you have a new pump in need of installation and set up.

Using only the best tools and materials, Dix can get your pump working as it should be and feeling brand new.

We can help with the following:

  • Complete, in-house, overhaul and reconditioning
  • Centrifugal and turbine
  • Installation and set up
  • Manifolds and associated equipment.

Equipment Repairs, Refurbishment and Jobbing

Whether it be in the field of Mining, Horticulture, Agriculture, Irrigation or Industrial Water Supply,

The team at Dix can fix your problem.

No matter what it is.

If you break it we can fix it.

Farm Machinery


Food Processing equipment



Hard Facing

Using only the best quality materials available, we can restore components to their original working condition.

However, if you prefer / require replacement parts manufactured, Dix Engineering can fabricate

And machine fittings to the highest possible standard, designed to be long-lasting and dependable.


Dix Engineering also provides a jobbing service for both low and high-volume repetition work

From either cast or Raw materials.

The Dix foundry employs skilled moulders and uses certified material ingot, meeting Australian Standards for all castings. These factors have enabled us to provide quality castings for further machining, with confirmation of material chemical composition, if required.

The foundry is structured to handle both jobbing and production orders for castings, in green sand. This material enables the team to manufacture smaller components in a cost-effective manner.

We use induction furnaces for melting, which is complimented by our complete, modern engineering shop, should value-added services be required.

Dix Engineering have supplied to many industries, including but not limited to:

* Pump industry* Mining* Chemical* Automotive* Power generation* Building and construction              * Manufacturing and fabrication* Marine and leisure* Food industry* Quarry (hammers and blow bars)    * Agricultural and irrigation

Repairs and restorations

Dix Engineering can produce a range of components for all restoration purposes.

Whether it be the field of mining, water utilities, irrigation systems, cooling water systems or industrial water supply, the team at Dix can fix the problem.

Using only the best quality materials, we can restore the casting or the component to its previous level of operation.

However, if you would prefer new castings manufactured in the Dix foundry, our cast fittings are made to the highest possible standard and designed to be long-lasting and dependable.

If you don’t see what you need for your project listed on the website or in the catalogue, don’t hesitate to contact Dix Engineering and we have the capacity to custom make it for you.