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New products showcased at Propak Cape

By: Victor Moolman     20th October 2017 Product identification solutions provider Pyrotec PackMark will focus on showcasing its newly launched ultra-portable Anser U2 handheld printer the 9405 Continuous Inkjet (CIJ) coder and the C340 laser from product identification and traceability solutions manufacturer Markem-Imaje at Propak Cape... 

3D-printed metal component passes auto giant’s quality tests

By: Irma Venter     22nd September 2017 Mercedes-Benz Trucks’ first three dimensional (3D) printed spare part made of metal – a thermostat cover for truck and Unimog models from older model series – has passed all quality assurance processes at Mercedes-Benz, and is now celebrating its premiere. “We ensure the same functionality,... 

Mercedes-Benz Trucks 3D-prints an aluminium thermostat cover

By: Irma Venter     14th August 2017 Mercedes-Benz Trucks’ first three dimensional (3D) printed spare part made of metal – a thermostat cover for truck and Unimog models from older model series – has passed all quality assurance processes at Mercedes-Benz, and is now celebrating its premiere. “We ensure the same functionality,... 

Build agility into your packaging line with this compact hand-held coder

8th August 2017 Available for the first time in South Africa, Pyrotec PackMark’s Coding and Labelling Machinery Division is proud to bring you the ultra-portable Anser U2 Mobile Hand-held Printer.  It is hardly surprising that this unique, versatile and lightweight printer is already a hot topic of conversation... 

3D Printing A Breakthrough For Rapid Prototyping

11th July 2017 The use of 3D printing by Multotec over the past two years has proved this technology’s ability to produce prototypes for customers quickly and cost effectively, according to Multotec Manufacturing technology manager, Chris Oldewage. “Our 3D printing facilities bring designs to life, and allow... 

Understanding digital transformation in a manufacturing context

27th June 2017 A range of advanced digital technologies are re-shaping the manufacturing environment, shifting the way that businesses in the sector operate. These innovations are predicted to bring about the next industrial revolution. Known as “Industry 4.0”, this manufacturing era will be focused on offering... 

Aurecon launches White Paper on buildings of the future

By: Creamer Media Reporter      1st June 2017 Engineering firm Aurecon has released a White Paper, ‘Buildings of the Future: science fiction or science fact?’, inspired by interviews with professionals across the built environment sector. The paper shares thoughts around what is driving demand, challenges inherent in reaching intelligent... 

RS Components introduces a pair of high-quality 3D printers enabling production of customised parts for robotics

22nd May 2017 Use of professional 3D printers provides fast development solution for specialist parts in robotics applications   Johannesburg, South Africa, 22 May, 2017 - RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has introduced two... 

South African in the Mars mix as race to the Red Planet heats up

By: Dylan Slater     24th March 2017 It is 2031 and the next space race has started with the launch of the largest-ever interplanetary space rocket and spaceship carrying four carefully selected astronauts on a mission to establish a human settlement on Mars – a planet that is about 225-million kilometres away. Heading for the... 

South African in the Mars mix as race to the Red Planet heats up 

By: Dylan Slater     24th March 2017 It is 2031 and the next space race has started with the launch of the largest-ever interplanetary space rocket and spaceship carrying four carefully selected astronauts on a mission to establish a human settlement on Mars – a planet that is, on average, 225-million km away.  

S Africa to keep pace with automotive technology advances

By: Robyn Wilkinson     10th February 2017 With American analyst firm Gartner predicting that there will be a quarter of a billion connected vehicles on the road globally by 2020, equipped with new in-vehicle services and automated driving capabilities, asset and vehicle tracking solutions company Ctrack, part of Inseego Corp, says cars... 

Machine Tools Africa to showcase latest technology

By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd February 2017 Quality tools and machinery are the backbone of the South African manufacturing industry which is why Machine Tools Africa 2017 has been designed to showcase the very latest technology developments, machinery, products, services and solutions in this innovative sector. Machine Tools touch every... 

Engineering partnership helping to develop cheaper prosthetics

By: Schalk Burger     27th January 2017 A partnership between engineering and technology firms is being leveraged to test the design, suitability and production of affordable prosthetics for Africa using three-dimensional (3D) printing, says 3D design technology firm Solid Edge Technology business development manager Jared de Waal. The... 

3d Printing Adds Greater Functionality

11th March 2016 Known for use of best-in-class technology, Murray & Roberts Cementation has added 3D printing technology to its capability portfolio and believes that this will add greater functionality during project design stages. Allan Widlake, business development executive at Murray & Roberts Cementation,... 

Autodesk offers free software access to fuel innovation 

By: Natasha Odendaal     18th June 2015 In an attempt to fuel innovation, uncover new-world innovators and designers, and advance design and engineering, Autodesk has opened up its professional design, engineering and entertainment software portfolio to those wanting to learn. Students, teachers, universities, schools and other... 

Year-old forum a major boost to foundry industry

By: Zandile Mavuso     14th November 2014 A year after its formation, the New Foundry Generation Forum (NFGF) has reported significant productivity improvements, and has witnessed the invention of simulation software and three-dimensional (3D) printing technology for the foundry industry. 

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