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Welding & Cutting News

Demand increases for welding and safety screens

18th June 2004 With greater significance being placed on safety in the workplace, more companies are looking for ways to protect personnel against the harsh ultra violet (UV) light and dangerous UV radiation, which occurs during welding processes. 

Welding range back in SA

18th June 2004 Making its long-awaited return to South Africa, ITW has awarded the distributorship for its Hobart BetaMig range of welding machines to Oerlikon South Africa (OESA). 

Gas welding and cutting accessories are available

18th June 2004 Part of Matus’s industrial division Matweld has launched a range of gas-welding and cutting accessories. 

Lightweight inverter welder comes on to the market

18th June 2004 Welding supply company Main Welding Supplies SA has launched a new Selco inverter for welding coated electrodes (MMA) and non-consumable tungsten electrodes (TIG). 

Welding group forecasts global upturn

27th April 2004 The first quarter of 2004 saw record sales for UK-based weld-purging and welding accessories company, Huntingdon Fusion Techniques (HFT), which it claims could indicate a global upturn. The results follow on from a year in which the company’s sales grew at the fastest rate since the 1980s. 

R7m gear-cutting upgrade

16th April 2004 Long-established company Mesh Gear has spent R7-million in the past three years on new equipment. 

New mill for SA cored welding wire group

19th March 2004 In line with constant development and improvements in quality, the South African division of the Welding Alloys Group, Wasa, has decided to replace one of it’s wire manufacturing mills at a cost of R2,2-million. 

Upgraded steel inspection line to feature laser welding

By: candice haase     3rd October 2003 The upgrade of steel producer Iscor’s inspection line, due for final commissioning this month, incorporates synthetic single-crystal yttrium aluminium garnet (Yag) laser technology. 

Welding equipment supplier investigates e-business opportunities

By: candice haase     3rd October 2003 Johannesburg welding and cutting equipment and consumable supplier Weld-Cut Equipment is weighing up the benefits of electronic business. 

3D plasma cutting introduced by robotics group

By: candice haase     3rd October 2003 South African robotics company Motoman Robotic Systems is integrating plasma- cutting technology, suited to plane and three-dimensional (3D) cutting applications, with the robotic technology it assembles for local industry. 

Award-winning air-plasma cutting technology further refined

By: candice haase     3rd October 2003 A local welding and cutting equipment wholesaler and distributor has refined air-plasma cutting technology for light industrial and do-it-yourself applications. 

Welding equipment supplier investigates e-business opportunities

By: candice haase     3rd October 2003 Johannesburg welding and cutting equipment and consumable supplier Weld-Cut Equipment is weighing up the benefits of electronic business.? 

Welding and cutting company diversifies

By: candice haase     3rd October 2003 A tool that will enable rural communities to control their water consumption is now being produced by a company previously focused solely on providing welding and cutting services. 

Cutting company to expand its premises

By: candice haase     3rd October 2003 A Johannesburg cutting company will expand its facilities to accommodate organic growth, and to meet the manufacturing requirements stipulated by many of its clients. 

Gas supplier goes interactive

By: candice haase     3rd October 2003 Drawing on its intellectual capital and experience in the field of welding processes, gas producer Afrox will later this year launch an Internet site that will serve as a resource for South African organisations that use welding as part of their manufacturing process. 

Wanted: Skilled welders

By: candice haase     3rd October 2003 In April this year, the Southern African Institute of Welders convened a workshop to discuss the state of skills levels among welders in South Africa. 

TFM Industries

9th May 2003 TFM Industries is a specialist manufacturer of load bodies for commercial vehicles. 

Firm diversifies to include water-jet cutting

7th March 2003 One of the most sophisticated and powerful water-jet cutting machines in the country has been commissioned by engineering company General Profiling. 

February commissioning for water-jet cutter

By: marisa rodrigues     18th October 2002 What will reportedly be the most sophisticated and powerful water jet cutting machine in the country, is due to be commissioned by local company General Profiling in February next year. 

Equipment-rental firm expands service base

By: Taryn Leicher     18th October 2002 East Rand-based company Pro-Durity specialises in the rental of welding and construction equipment throughout South Africa, as well acting as a hiring company with on-site offices at some of the biggest developments in the country. 

Yag laser system to be introduced to SA

By: candice haase     4th October 2002 Ever since government began to intensify the development of the automotive component industry, the potential for laser technology has been identified by tooling technology company Retecon. 

German torch test yields positive results

By: candice haase     4th October 2002 A local supplier of welding equipment has tested a German torch at a local automotive manufacturer with success. Johannesburg-based Weld-Cut Equipment, which has the exclusive right to distribute Team Binzel Industries (TBI) torches to the South African market has had positive feedback from the... 

Local welding skills attain international recognition

By: candice haase     4th October 2002 As non-tariff barriers begin to assume a more prominent role in preventing South African-manufactured products from entering overseas markets, the Southern African Institute of Welding has taken precautionary steps to ensure South African qualifications meet international standards. 

Welding station developed for Nigeria

4th October 2002 Member of the Babcock Africa group company, Babcock Welding, has developed a complete welding station for use on a pipeline contract in Nigeria. 

Local company manufactures semiautomatic armature welding machine

By: candice haase     4th October 2002 To cut the costs associated with importing overseas manufactured semiautomatic armature welding machines, state-owned rolling-stock company Transwerk’s Cape Town operation commissioned Argon Arc Welding Supplies to design and manufacture a tungsten inert gas (Tig) armature welding machine... 

Project to develop welding SMMEs conceived 

By: candice haase     4th October 2002 As the role of the Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Sector Education Authority (Merseta) gains momentum in its efforts to develop human capital in the manufacturing sector, nearly a million rand has been set aside for a pilot training project for development in the informal welding... 

New blade targets abrasive uses

4th October 2002 Catering to the needs of electricians, Wendt Longyear has developed a blade specifically for abrasive applications. The Enduro Red, Wendt Longyear’s latest long-life diamond blade is 230 mm in diameter. 

R45m project to implement value-added customer service

By: candice haase     4th October 2002 Over the last year, Afrox has been developing and implementing a value-added service for selected large customers in the welding and cutting industry. 

Gas-cutting machine designed, manufactured for steel giant

4th October 2002 A local company is designing and manufacturing a portal gas-cutting machine to meet the specific requirements of Iscor Vanderbijlpark. 

Local manufacture of electrodes achieved

4th October 2002 Gauteng-based Oesa has achieved 100% local manufacture of coated welding electrodes at its Spartan factory. 

New range of gases for welding applications

By: candice haase     4th October 2002 Using the formula developed and commercialised by its US-based parent company Air Products South Africa introduced its new range of premier gases for welding applications, called Maxx Gases, to the local market at the beginning of this month. 

Technologies combine to aid manufacturing sector

By: candice haase     4th October 2002 Two South African technology companies in the field of computer aided design and manufacture (Cad/Cam) have combined their technologies to traverse the digital separation experienced in the manufacturing sector. 

Rope access taking off in SA

By: candice haase     20th September 2002 An industry that appears to be expanding in South Africa is the rope access industry. 

New range of welding gases is launched

By: Irma Venter     23rd August 2002 Manufacturer and supplier of speciality gases and equipment Air Products South Africa, launched its new premier welding range Maxx Gases in Johannesburg, Gauteng, at the beginning of the month. 

Portable welding machine arrives in SA

9th August 2002 Weld-cut equipment has announced immediate availability of the Migatronic Mamba, a robust portable welding machine ideal for use in emergency maintenance applications, tank and containers, or where access is difficult or restricted. 

New joining technology holds great promise

By: Karel Smrcka     26th July 2002 A new magnetic pulse welding (MPW) process is an innovative solid state ‘cold’ welding process, which yields numerous benefits, including the fact that it welds stronger than the weaker of the welded metals; cold welds in less than 100 msec; welds dissimilar metals; and it welds... 

Diamond-tools manufacturer shows sparkle

By: Joanne Delaurentis     19th April 2002 The establishment of an independent company, focused on the manufacture of diamond-sawing and drilling tools and diamond-wire, within the Boart Longyear group last year, has paid off, with profits up some 400% over 2000, reports divisional manager Brian Clark. 

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