Engineering News | Foundries, Forges and Die-Casting https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/page/foundries-forges-and-die-casting Wed, 27 Oct 2021 06:50:00 +0200 FeedCreator 1.7.3 Company projects growth in die-casting sector https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/company-projects-growth-in-die-casting-sector-2021-02-19 Mc'Kyla Nortje Foundries, Forges and Die-Casting Fri, 05 Mar 2021 00:00:00 +0200 577080 1614667912 1614895200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Range presents various benefits, longer life span https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/range-presents-various-benefits-longer-life-span-2021-02-17 Mc'Kyla Nortje Foundries, Forges and Die-Casting Fri, 05 Mar 2021 00:00:00 +0200 576833 1614667912 1614895200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000925583_resized_nskhpssphericalrollerbearings1022.jpg HERE FOR A LONG TIME NSK HPS range, which has a life span nearly double that of conventional bearings of the same size 511 287 New partnership aims to provide AI operators to iron foundries https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-partnership-aims-to-provide-ai-operators-to-iron-foundries-2021-02-19 Mc'Kyla Nortje Foundries, Forges and Die-Casting Fri, 05 Mar 2021 00:00:00 +0200 577081 1614780227 1614895200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000925586_resized_vikinganalyticsfoundriesforges1022.jpg BETTER AND BETTER The production environment in a foundry is increasingly changing, demanding several adjustments to maintain the quality of the product 511 287 Acquisition ensures unique customer solutions delivery https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/acquisition-ensures-unique-customer-solutions-delivery-2021-02-17 Mc'Kyla Nortje Foundries, Forges and Die-Casting Fri, 05 Mar 2021 00:00:00 +0200 576836 1614780264 1614895200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000925590_resized_headquartersallisontransmission1022.jpg ALL ABOUT IMPROVEMENTS Allison has made a substantial investment in Walker Die Casting, which has been used for infrastructure improvements, added capabilities and expanded available solutions for customers 511 287 Frankwen Forge https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/frankwen-forge-2020-03-03 Creamer Media Reporter Foundries, Forges and Die-Casting Tue, 02 Mar 2021 11:28:00 +0200 546154 1614677332 1614677280 1898978400 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000856588_resized_frankwenforge241022.jpg 511 287 Company to improve processes with new furnaces https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/company-to-improve-processes-with-new-furnaces-2020-02-20 Cameron Mackay Foundries, Forges and Die-Casting Fri, 06 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0200 545093 1583238295 1583445600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000854701_resized_thomasfoundry10220201022.jpg FORGING AHEAD The company has purchased 4 new furnaces to reduce electricity consumption, improve quality and productivity, improving environmental compliance and reducing maintenance costs 511 287 Localisation to boost industries https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/localisation-to-boost-cast-forge-and-machine-industry-2020-02-20 Cameron Mackay Foundries, Forges and Die-Casting Fri, 06 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0200 545077 1583240321 1583445600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000854698_resized_metalsfoundriesstock0220201022.jpg CLUSTER COLLABORATION The CFMC is a development purposed vehicle which will enable companies to work together to achieve what could not be achieved individually 511 287 4IR, rail projects can grow local foundries industry https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/4ir-rail-projects-can-grow-local-foundries-2020-02-21 Cameron Mackay Foundries, Forges and Die-Casting Fri, 06 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0200 545275 1583247137 1583445600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000854689_resized_glendikgalesaif0220201022.jpg GLEN DIKGALE There are opportunities for the local foundry industry. Government is increasingly talking about sourcing equipment locally, so we need to comply with requirements 511 287 Local foundry leads to AI partnership https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/local-foundry-leads-to-ai-partnership-2020-02-21 Cameron Mackay Foundries, Forges and Die-Casting Fri, 06 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0200 545255 1583309883 1583445600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000854692_resized_dataprophetfoundry0220201022.jpg SMART FOUNDRIES The aim is to improve manufacturing processes using AI in the foundry industry 511 287 BMG procures foundry to enhance its services https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/bmg-procures-foundry-to-enhance-its-service-offerings-2019-02-21 Mc'Kyla Nortje Foundries, Forges and Die-Casting Fri, 08 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0200 512321 1551767074 1551996000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000782882_resized_bmgfoundriesandcastings022019102.jpg SERVICE OFFERING The acquisition will enhance the company’s service offering and broadens BMG’s product range 511 287 Thos Begbie branches out into Zambia, builds local skills https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/thos-begbie-branches-out-into-zambia-builds-local-skills-2019-02-20 Mc'Kyla Nortje Foundries, Forges and Die-Casting Fri, 08 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0200 512082 1551767074 1551996000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000782366_resized_thosbegbiecastinginprogress0220191022.jpg INTERNATIONAL STAGE Thos Begbie exhibiting at an international trade means exposure for South Africa and strengthens international trade relations 511 287 Upgrades to start at Heavy Bay foundry https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/upgrades-to-start-at-heavy-bay-foundry-2019-02-20 Mc'Kyla Nortje Foundries, Forges and Die-Casting Fri, 08 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0200 512069 1551767074 1551996000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000782350_resized_heavybayfoundryweir0220191022.jpg MORE PRODUCTION Weir Minerals has invested R30-million upgrade at the Heavy Bay foundry in Port Elizabeth 511 287 Automated systems reduce production waste https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/automated-systems-reduce-production-waste-2018-03-09 Victor Moolman Foundries, Forges and Die-Casting Fri, 09 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0200 479084 1520318917 1520546400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Continued growth predicted for global forging markets https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/continued-growth-predicted-for-global-forging-markets-2018-03-09 Victor Moolman Foundries, Forges and Die-Casting Fri, 09 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0200 479081 1520318917 1520546400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000709356_resized_steloycastingsfoundry91015duane1022.jpg GROWTH The forges markets across the world will continue to grow in the next few years 511 287 Forging and steel industries both affected by unpredictable steel price https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/forging-and-steel-industries-both-affected-by-unpredictable-steel-price-2018-03-09 Victor Moolman Foundries, Forges and Die-Casting Fri, 09 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0200 479257 1520318917 1520546400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000709826_resized_foundriesforgessteloycastingsfoundry101015duane1022.jpg STEEL FORGED Not all of the steel required in South Africa is economical to produce in the country 511 287 Process control manufacturer expands sales to South Africa https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/process-control-manufacturer-expands-sales-to-s-africa-2018-03-09 Victor Moolman Foundries, Forges and Die-Casting Fri, 09 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0200 479077 1520318917 1520546400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Company becomes exclusive dealer in Rosslyn area https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/company-becomes-exclusive-dealer-in-rosslyn-area-2018-03-09 Victor Moolman Foundries, Forges and Die-Casting Fri, 09 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0200 480171 1520320087 1520546400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 1 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000711820_resized_20180215bbdsteel1022.jpg 511 287 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/attachments/73285_2018-02-15_bbdsteel_cg_-_hd_web.mp455535664BBD Steel MD Monika Pretorious and business development director Gwen Mahuma discuss the importance of ASSM steel and how BBD Steel started. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Christo Greyling. BBD Steel MD Monika Pretorious and business development director Gwen Mahuma discuss the importance of ASSM steel and how BBD Steel started. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Christo Greyling. Die-caster prepared for next growth cycle in industry https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/die-caster-prepared-for-next-growth-cycle-in-industry-2017-03-10 Simone Liedtke Foundries, Forges and Die-Casting Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 443961 1488868440 1489096800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Conference to broaden industry’s business opportunities and technology horizons https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/conference-to-broaden-foundry-industrys-business-opportunities-and-technology-horizons-2017-03-10 Simone Liedtke Foundries, Forges and Die-Casting Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 444230 1488868440 1489096800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000629058_resized_dalmarimcqueencorecommitteemember022017metalcastingconference1022.jpg DALMARI MCQUEEN Owing to the interest in exhibition spaces at the 2013 pilot conference, the 2017 MCC will have 28 exhibition stands 511 287 Foundry process developer expands wafer-fabrication facility https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/foundry-process-developer-expands-wafer-fabrication-facility-2017-03-10 Simone Liedtke Foundries, Forges and Die-Casting Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 444042 1488868440 1489096800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000628595_resized_steloycastingsfoundry91015duane1022.jpg EXTENSIVE CAPABILITIES The foundry’s extensive process capabilities enable short manufacturing lead times while improving device yield and performance 511 287 Trial castings successfully completed at foundry https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/trial-castings-successfully-completed-at-foundry-2017-03-10 Simone Liedtke Foundries, Forges and Die-Casting Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 443443 1488868439 1489096800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000627157_resized_computerisedmillingmachineforcuttingpolystyrenerapidprotoyping022017weirmineralsjpg1022.jpg RAPID PROTOTYPING Investments in the rapid prototyping process have enabled the foundry to make new patterns to manufacture parts 511 287 Deep surface salt bath hardening technique offered locally https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/deep-surface-salt-bath-hardening-technique-offered-locally-2017-03-10 Simone Liedtke Foundries, Forges and Die-Casting Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 443636 1488868439 1489096800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000627670_resized_lowerrollerfinalmachined022017frankwenforge1022.jpg INCREASED PRODUCTION The facility will be able to produce ingots of up to 12 t in various grades of carbon and alloy steels 511 287 Cast process ensures cost-effective production https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/high-pressure-die-casting-of-components-available-for-smaller-orders-2017-03-10 Simone Liedtke Foundries, Forges and Die-Casting Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 443913 1488868439 1489096800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000628471_resized_relyprecisioncastings40905duane1022.jpg COST EFFECTIVE PRODUCTION The high pressure die-casting process allows fast, precise cost effective production of components 511 287 Early signs pointing to recovery in foundry industry https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/early-signs-pointing-to-recovery-in-foundry-industry-2017-03-10 Simone Liedtke Foundries, Forges and Die-Casting Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 444239 1488868440 1489096800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 1 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000629228_resized_pic1.jpg 511 287 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/attachments/67490_2017-02-14_uj_-_lio-hd_web.mp449606558Saif CEO John Davies and Saif president Takalani Madzivhandila discuss the challenges of the foundry industry. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Lionel da Silva Saif CEO John Davies and Saif president Takalani Madzivhandila discuss the challenges of the foundry industry. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Lionel da Silva Forging market for automotive application to be valued at $56-billion by 2022 https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/forging-market-for-automotive-application-to-be-valued-at-56-billion-by-2022-2017-03-10 Simone Liedtke Foundries, Forges and Die-Casting Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 444095 1488878182 1489096800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000628689_resized_steloycastingsfoundry31015duane1022.jpg INCREASED DRIVE Increasing cars sales are expected to drive the European automotive and automotive components market within the forecast period 511 287 Metal casting technology station provides added value for industry https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/metal-casting-technology-station-provides-added-value-for-industry-2017-03-10 Simone Liedtke Foundries, Forges and Die-Casting Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 444243 1489128654 1489096800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 1 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000629224_resized_pic3.jpg 511 287 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/attachments/67487_2017-02-14_uj2_-_lio-hd_web.mp432137668Former MCTS station manager and MCC Core Committee member Farouk Varachia and current MCTS station manager Kulani Mageza discuss the skills gap and current technologies in industry. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Lionel da Silva Former MCTS station manager and MCC Core Committee member Farouk Varachia and current MCTS station manager Kulani Mageza discuss the skills gap and current technologies in industry. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Lionel da Silva Industrial manufacturers to implement energy management systems https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/industrial-manufacturers-to-implement-energy-management-systems-2017-03-10 Simone Liedtke Foundries, Forges and Die-Casting Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 445359 1489129098 1489096800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000631404_resized_faithmkhacwa032017nationalcleanerproductionagencyjpg1022.jpg FAITH MKHACWA EnMSes are not ‘one-off’ projects, but rather need to becontinuously implemented on site 511 287 Cost reduction an option for survival https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/cost-reduction-an-option-for-survival-2016-04-08 Sascha Solomons Foundries, Forges and Die-Casting Fri, 08 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +0200 405465 1459777520 1460066400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000528371_resized_09robotweld21022.jpg WAM METALS Acquiring robot automation to reduce operational costs and improve output 511 287 Forging opportunity amid economic decline https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/forging-opportunity-amid-economic-decline-2016-04-08 Sascha Solomons Foundries, Forges and Die-Casting Fri, 08 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +0200 405431 1459777520 1460066400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000528276_resized_20130514155920.jpg FORGING IN PROGRESS Frankwen Forge manufactures critical components in the petrochemicals, heavy engineering and mrin industries 511 383 Technology ensures efficiency for foundry industry https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/technology-ensures-foundry-industry-efficiency-2016-04-08 Sascha Solomons Foundries, Forges and Die-Casting Fri, 08 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +0200 405426 1459777520 1460066400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000528264_resized_nifoundrypresspourawaitingelectricalcommisionig1022.jpg EFFICIENCY INCREASED Technological advancements result in quicker turnaround times 511 287 Grain refiner breakthrough for magnesium alloys https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/grain-refiner-breakthrough-for-magnesium-alloys-2016-04-08 Sascha Solomons Foundries, Forges and Die-Casting Fri, 08 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +0200 405421 1459777520 1460066400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000528253_resized_haribabunadendla021022.jpg DR HARI BABU NADENDLA Scientists at the Brunel University, have perfected the first ever grain refiner master alloy for magnesium-aluminum alloys 511 287 Hope for aluminium casting industry https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/hope-for-aluminium-industry-2016-04-08 Sascha Solomons Foundries, Forges and Die-Casting Fri, 08 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +0200 405415 1459777520 1460066400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000528507_resized_aluminiumblock1022reuters.jpg ALUMINUNUM GROWTH The aluminium foundry sector produces about 5 000 t/y of components 511 287 Potential growth in technology https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/potential-growth-in-technology-2016-04-08 Sascha Solomons Foundries, Forges and Die-Casting Fri, 08 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +0200 405402 1459777521 1460066400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000528223_resized_saif110221.jpg SURVIVAL OF THE FOUNDRY INDUSTRY To be more competitive the industry has to strive to be technologically advanced to cater for new market demands 511 287 Hope for dwindling foundry industry https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/hope-for-dwindling-foundry-industry-2015-04-10 Donna Slater Foundries, Forges and Die-Casting Fri, 10 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0200 364442 1427978829 1428616800 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000407707_resized_foundries31022.jpg INDUSTRY HOPE There is some optimism from industry regarding an increased allocation for infrastructure developments from government 511 287 Auto components crucial for aluminium industry https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/manufacture-of-automotive-components-crucial-to-aluminium-industry-2015-04-10 Donna Slater Foundries, Forges and Die-Casting Fri, 10 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0200 364444 1427978829 1428616800 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000407729_resized_foundries61022.jpg VISION 2020 The aluminium industry is embarking on a strategy aimed at doubling the volume of cars manufactured a year in South Africa by 2020, from 600 000 to 1.2-million 511 287 Programmes set to bridge widening skills gap https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/programmes-set-to-bridge-widening-skills-gap-2015-04-10 Donna Slater Foundries, Forges and Die-Casting Fri, 10 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0200 364440 1427978829 1428616800 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000407695_resized_foundries41022.jpg BRIDGING THE SKILLS GAP The National Foundry Technology Network offers programmes aimed at developing students’ skills from a basic foundry level through to a qualified artisan level 511 287 Local foundry benefits from State rail expansion https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/local-foundry-benefits-from-state-rail-expansion-2015-04-10 Donna Slater Foundries, Forges and Die-Casting Fri, 10 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0200 364475 1427978829 1428616800 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000407686_resized_newreclaimplant1022.jpg NEW EQUIPMENT Steloy has upgraded its design, project management, castings, machining and nondestructive testing facilities 511 287 High Duty Castings https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/high-duty-castings-2015-04-10 Samantha Herbst Foundries, Forges and Die-Casting Fri, 10 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0200 364943 1438669228 1428616800 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000411094_resized_0000409145ade03381022.jpg 511 287