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Metalworking & Fabrication

Twist-free wire enables continuous trouble-free welding

21st October 2005 Local supplier of consumables to the welding industry OESA has introduced a major technological improvement to its robotic welding system to ensure continuous welding. 

Metalworking firm criticises its own training authority

By: thamashni naidoo     21st October 2005 Specialist in reparative welding and welder training, Rosettanville-based Castweld is looked upon as a ‘top-notch’ metalworking company. 

Local company invests R8m in heat treatment

By: Nicola Mawson     22nd October 2004 The heat-treatment furnaces commissioned at Bohler Uddeholm Africa at the end of last year were commissioned to give better quality and turnaround time to their customers, technical consultant Chris de Wet tells Engineering News. 

Industry requires skilled equity artisans

By: Nicola Mawson     22nd October 2004 A lack of skilled artisans is hampering further economic development in the machine-tool industry. 

Castings reduce machining time by 50%

By: Nicola Mawson     22nd October 2004 Cost cutting is paramount if local industries are to continue to be competitive. 

One-sixth of auto catalysts to be made in South Africa

By: Nicola Mawson     22nd October 2004 This year 15% of the world’s automotive catalysts will be produced by South African manufacturing concerns. 

Solutions company wins international award

By: Nicola Mawson     22nd October 2004 Design, manufacturing and quality assurance times have been reduced drastically by using the latest computer aided design (Cad), computer-aided machining (Cam) and quality assurance (QA) technology. 

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