Engineering News | Foundries, Forges and Die-Casting https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/page/foundries-forges-and-die-casting Thu, 18 Jul 2019 22:19:46 +0200 FeedCreator 1.7.3 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 Dylan 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 Dylan 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 Dylan 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 Dylan 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 Forum tackles industry challenges https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/forum-tackles-industry-challenges-2014-04-11 Jonathan Rodin Foundries, Forges and Die-Casting Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0200 325668 1396943675 1397167200 99999999999 Megan van Wyngaardt 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000301251_resized_foundries3.jpg STAYING FOCUSED The forum aims to develop skills in the industry by dealing with problem- solving, productivity, quality, cost and delivery improvemen 511 767 Foundry training centre begins training candidates https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/foundry-training-centre-begins-training-candidates-2014-04-11 Jonathan Rodin Foundries, Forges and Die-Casting Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0200 325661 1396943675 1397167200 99999999999 Megan van Wyngaardt 0 0 New machine increases forging company’s forging capability https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-machine-increases-forging-companys-forging-capability-2014-04-11 Jonathan Rodin Foundries, Forges and Die-Casting Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0200 325665 1396943675 1397167200 99999999999 Megan van Wyngaardt 0 0 Forging company improves BBBEE rating https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/forging-company-improves-bbbee-rating-2014-03-31 Jonathan Rodin Foundries, Forges and Die-Casting Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0200 325894 1396943675 1397167200 99999999999 Megan van Wyngaardt 0 0 Bright future for multifaceted foundry industry, despite decline https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/bright-future-for-multifaceted-foundry-industry-despite-decline-2014-04-11 Jonathan Rodin Foundries, Forges and Die-Casting Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0200 325686 1396943675 1397167200 99999999999 Megan van Wyngaardt 1 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000302059_resized_201403171551451022jpg.jpeg 511 287 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/attachments/48829_2014-03-28_viking_foundry_-_hd_web.mp413612878SAIF CEO John Davies discusses tackling the forging industry’s challenges and Viking Foundry operations manager Greg Estman discusses the foundry. SAIF CEO John Davies discusses tackling the forging industry’s challenges and Viking Foundry operations manager Greg Estman discusses the foundry. Foundries get competitive boost from network https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/nftn-assists-foundries-to-compete-better-globally-2014-04-04 Jonathan Rodin Foundries, Forges and Die-Casting Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0200 325988 1396943675 1397167200 99999999999 Megan van Wyngaardt 0 0 Company commissions new coatings plant https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/company-commissions-new-coatings-plant-2014-04-11 Jonathan Rodin Foundries, Forges and Die-Casting Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0200 325537 1396958451 1397167200 99999999999 Megan van Wyngaardt 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000301350_resized_gftc1.jpg STAYING RELEVANT A significant portion of production costs can be attributed to re-work, owing to surface defects 511 382 Steloy https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/steloy-2014-04-11 Megan van Wyngaardt Foundries, Forges and Die-Casting Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0200 326204 1396959192 1397167200 99999999999 Megan van Wyngaardt 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000304270_resized_0000302659steloyspectrometer01cropped1022jpg.jpeg 511 287 Solutions to survive electricity crisis presented https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/solutions-to-survive-electricity-crisis-presented-at-conference-2013-04-12 Sashnee Moodley Foundries, Forges and Die-Casting Fri, 12 Apr 2013 01:00:00 +0200 287753 1365493527 1365721200 99999999999 Megan van Wyngaardt 0 0