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A burner at the Birn Foundry in Denmark pouring molten metal
AI tech reduces foundry’s energy consumption
8th March 2024

Danish iron foundry Birn announced in December it had completed an artificial intelligence (AI) project in cooperation with automatic pouring technology developer and manufacturer Pour-tech AB to... 

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Institutes collaborate to advance welding capabilities
15th September 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

To help improve national welding capabilities and advance the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, four welding institutes – the Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW), the Canadian... 

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Report highlights welding capability
15th September 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid a growing global population, and increasing pressure on manufacturing, infrastructure and power generation, welding is a significant global industry and plays a critical role in the world’s... 

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Welding standards critical for process efficiencies
15th September 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

As a member of industry body the Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW), South African capital equipment manufacturer Bell Equipment emphasises the importance of welding standards in the... 

Typical tube-to-tubesheet set-up with one operator operating two machines.
Firm applies orbital technology to heat exchangers
15th September 2023

An even higher standard of welding on heat exchangers will now be achieved by specialist fabrication company Efficient Engineering, with the installation of two orbital welding machines from... 

Manufacturer opens welding school for unemployed youth
23rd June 2023

A class of unemployed youth from local communities in the greater Nigel area, in  Ekurhuleni, were able to start free accredited and certified professional welding training at the beginning of... 

Company increases cutting capacity
23rd June 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Cutting service provider AquaJet completed a deal with a local supplier to procure its fifth waterjet cutting machine. The machine is a jetstream cutter that boasts an impressive 4 000 mm by 3 000... 

The SAIW has a robotic welder, and now offers a robotic welding course. SAIW also has virtual welders that can be used to help train welders
Infrastructure needed to boost stagnant industry
23rd June 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Industry body Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) executive director John Tarboton stresses the need for more investment in local infrastructure to boost the prospects of the South African... 

The TWF personnel qualification and certificate scheme is a vehicle to build, integrate and sustain welding skills and technical capacity development in Africa
Collaboration key to boosting African capacity
23rd June 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Local industry body the Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) wants the Welding Federation Africa (TWF) – formed in 2017 – to be a vehicle to improve the welding capacity of every African... 

a grey scale image of various configurations of Bright bar ready for dispatch
Producer’s branch targets safety critical applications
28th April 2023

According to steel fabricator Macsteel Special Steels Bright Bar in Meyerton, Gauteng, a division of Macsteel South Africa, its Bright Bar range has been created for safety critical applications.... 

Three gentlemen stood in frony of a yellow cutting machine from First Cut and Special Steels from left to right Harry Botha, Reggie Chiliza Eben van Eeden
Partnership shows success
28th April 2023

According to specialised steel engineer and manufacturer Special Steels sales manager Eben van Eeden the relationship between itself and South African cutting, welding and grinding consumables... 

Large rolls of flat rolled steel, set for distribution to manufactures according to the Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association
Sector stays sturdy despite challenges
7th April 2023 By: Halima Frost

The stainless steel sector remains steadfast in its resilience, and is even more determined to fight for its well-deserved place in growing the South African economy, says Southern Africa Stainless... 

An aerial view of the sizable manufacturing facility at Columbus stainless in Middleburg South Africa, with buildings, storage facilities and waste water facility as well
Steel producer continues to grow manufacturing capacity
7th April 2023

Spain-based global stainless-steel producer Acerinox says its global footprint has transformed it into one of the most competitive producers of stainless steels and nickel alloys. The company... 

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Yaskawa diversifying markets as demand for welding, materials handling, logistics robots picks up
18th October 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Industrial robotics multinational Yaskawa is using its foundational market in the automotive industry in South Africa to drive a diversification in its markets, with demand for general industrial... 

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Benguela Gem wins top honours at SAISC Steel Awards
14th October 2022 By: Darren Parker

The overall winner of the 2022 Southern African Institute for Steel Construction (SAISC) Awards is the Benguela general treatment plant mining facility aboard the Benguela Gem – the world’s most... 

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Federation to host first assembly next year
9th September 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

The first African Welding Federation Annual Assembly and Conference will be held in March 2023, in Egypt. The aim is to focus on different welding processes and, held from 14 to 17 March at the... 

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Institute charts direction after pandemic
9th September 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

Despite many industries being significantly impacted by the pandemic, the Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) used the pandemic period as an opportunity to restructure and enhance itself... 

An image of a women at SAIW's robotic welding training
Women offer high-quality work in welding sector – institute
9th September 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

Despite a low number of women working in the welding and related processes sector locally, the Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) says its members have seen more detail-oriented work, as... 

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Hydra Arc eyeing mining industry, international markets
6th September 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

Although there are many benefits when partnering with steel fabricator Hydra Arc, engineering manager Matthew Alfonso says the company’s “unique service” remains core to its management philosophy,... 

New probe developed
12th August 2022

Japanese multinational electrical engineering and software company Yokogawa Electric Corporation has developed an explosion-proof version of its TDLS8200 probe type tunable diode laser... 

A large round drum used as a peptic tank made of Weholite ready for delivery to Kenya's new school projects
More schools means more infrastructure needed
1st July 2022

The Kenyan government’s plan to construct an additional 10 000 classrooms to accommodate an expected surge in student numbers once learners’ transition from primary to junior secondary schools... 

A number of 12-meter-long blue water pipes on a truck set for delivery at a water works
Pipe supply proves manufacturer’s metal
1st July 2022 By: Halima Frost

Steel and tube supplier Stewarts & Lloyds Pipes & Fittings have successfully delivered over 1.4 km of pipe to a project in Tshwane – cementing its position as a leading pipe supplier in Africa. The... 

A man in a ditch welding a water pipe out in the open, which would be inaccessible to a robotic welder
Industry body assures job security for welders
24th June 2022 By: Halima Frost

Despite a marked increase in the uptake of robotic welding systems, owing to Covid-19 and the fast-tracking of automation, artisanal welding will never be completely replaced, says Southern African... 

A Jasic branded welding machine with a Jasic welding mask being used by a BMG welder with sparks flying
Pipe welding work completed
24th June 2022

A successful example of technical solutions provider BMG Fluid Power team’s ability to carry out on-site welding during the installation and replacement of piping, plate work, stainless steel and... 

A brand-new front desk with metal lettering in blue and grey that say Aquajet, which was cut using an Omax waterjet cutter
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New waterjet machine bought
24th June 2022 By: Halima Frost

To meet growing demand for specialised cutting services, waterjet cutting specialist Aquajet has procured a new precision waterjet machine from jet machining manufacturer Omax to complement its... 

A new blue welding machine offered by Miller Electric
New premises, machine cater to growing demand
24th June 2022

In May, global arc welding equipment manufacturer Miller Electric released its new Millermatic 355 metal inert gas (MIG) welder, an easy-to-use machine designed for fabricators and manufacturers... 

A welder at Hydra Arc's Middleburg premises is seen welding a large drum which will be used in the sugar industry
Testing phase of steam drum finalised
24th June 2022 By: Halima Frost

Earlier this month, steel fabricator and welding specialist Hydra-Arc finished the post weld heat treatment (PWHT) and pressure test of the third of four drums on an order for a client in the sugar... 

An aerial view of the X-Roll heavy gauge coil joining laser welder offered by SMS group and which will now be manufactured and supplied by Taylor-Winfield Technologies
Alliance formed for global supply of laser welder
24th June 2022

Last month, metallurgical industry supplier SMS group and material joining equipment manufacturer Taylor-Winfield Technologies joined together in a global strategic alliance for the supply, support... 

A small cutting disk on an angle grinding a piece of steel with sparks flying to the side
Compact grinding and polishing system launched
24th June 2022

Having realised that consumers want smaller packaging units and functional sets containing components that are designed to work in harmony with one another, cutting and grinding solutions... 

A cross section of a metal pipe with two angles that was coated internally using a new technique offered by coatings company Corrocoat
Coating firm awarded corrosion prevention contract
10th June 2022

Last month, anti-corrosion coatings manufacturer Corrocoat announced it has been awarded a contract to protect 300 new pipe spools of various dimensions by a multinational energy client. The... 

Company shows revenue growth
10th June 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

Steel manufacturer and supplier Stewarts and Lloyds’ manufacturing division registered an even bigger growth in revenue last year – compared with the previous year – largely owing to the company’s... 

An image of an air-cooled condenser.
Local assembly of MACC drives to slash lead times
3rd June 2022

Drive technology supplier SEW Eurodrive’s expanded local capability out of its new Aeroton facility will include the assembly of SEW M-Series Air Cooled Condenser (MACC) air-cooled condenser drives... 

The WRA250 was reintroduced to the South African automotive market in March this year
Actuator can contribute to growth of auto sector
6th May 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

The Parker Water Retract Actuator (WRA250) can help the welding cell become an important contributor to the plant-wide adoption of lean best practices that support the goals of the South African... 

An image depicting the WAAM 3D printing process for metal
Fasteners, bearings and welding equipment all within supplier’s ambit
29th April 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

Fasteners, bearings and welding products and equipment are relevant for the metal fabrication sector, which is built on cutting metal and welding it. If metal cannot be bolted together with... 

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Merger results in beneficial services
29th April 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

Abrasives supplier First Cut and gas safety training and equipment company Gas Safety International’s (GSI’s) aim - through their merger of interests – is to mitigate the challenges in the metal... 

An image depicting Kelvion's fully welded plate heat exchanger the K° Bloc
Local heat exchanger industry waning
22nd April 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

The local heat exchanger industry is facing challenging times owing to factors such as the Covid-19 pandemic and the country’s economic state, says heat exchange solutions provider Kelvion... 

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