The third Australian ironmaking materials symposium brought together 28 key researchers from
across industry and academia to share research results and to identify and exploit synergies
between research groups. Jointly organised by the ARC Iron Ore and Steel Hubs, the symposium was
held in Newcastle with attendees from BHP, BlueScope Steel, Liberty Primary Steel (via Skype),
CSIRO and the Universities of Newcastle, Wollongong, and Queensland. The symposium comprised
15 invited presentations covering topics in iron sintering, blast furnace ironmaking, SEM techniques
to measure sinter mineralogy, non-standard tests to assess ferrous burden quality, and current
industrial practice. A fourth symposium is planned for 2019.