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Next-gen additive manufacturing machines to support SA industries in short-term

14th June 2019 The second generation of solid-state laser powder-bed fusion metal additive manufacturing machines will be deployed to produce complex and niche parts for industries over the short-term, and will support increased local manufacturing and industrial activities, says Council for Scientific and... 

Machine tools sector preparing local manufacturing for 4IR

By: Tracy Hancock     7th June 2019 Technological advancements in the local machine tools industry will help grow South Africa’s struggling manufacturing sector, says corporate association of manufacturers Manufacturing Circle (MC) executive director Philippa Rodseth. The manufacturing sector’s contribution to South Africa’s gross... 

Lagarde says trade risks becoming reality as global growth slows

By: Bloomberg     6th June 2019 Fears that rising trade tensions might undermine global growth are becoming a reality, contributing to a widespread slowdown in the world economy, according to International Monetary Fund (IMF) MD Christine Lagarde. “This fragility that we had identified and the precariousness of the recovery is... 

Best practice systems underpin company’s local manufacturing

17th May 2019 Maintaining world class operational efficiencies at its manufacturing facilities in South Africa is one of the factors that has allowed mining equipment supplier Weir Minerals Africa to expand its footprint in the region. Local manufacture, which is currently a key driver for the country,... 

Playing field not level for local valves manufacturers

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     17th May 2019 Although the Department of Trade and Industry encourages investment in locally manufactured products, this has proven to be a challenge for local valves manufacturers, as companies still prefer to buy imported products, says industrial valve manufacturer and supplier Pace Valves MD Tony Haldenby.... 

'Require, not ask' for women in mining, urges ex-Anglo chief

By: Reuters     9th May 2019 Mining is not only for men. Companies have to do more to push gender diversity, according to Cynthia Carroll, former CEO of Anglo American. “Companies should require, not ask that executives promote, recruit and include women,” Carroll said in an interview on the sidelines of a conference in... 

ANC seen winning election but support falters

By: Reuters     8th May 2019 South Africans voting in a national election on Wednesday expressed frustration at rampant corruption, high unemployment and racial inequalities that persist 25 years after the first all-races poll marked the end of white minority rule. The vote for a new Parliament and nine provincial... 

Energy-efficient steel and billet production for Peru

By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd May 2019 Aceros Arequipa orders steel mill and continuous billet caster from SMS group Corporación Aceros Arequipa S.A. (CAASA), based in Arequipa, Peru, has awarded SMS group an order covering the supply of mechatronic equipment for a new steel mill and a billet caster with six strands for its Pisco... 

Drives range ensures efficiency in sewage treatment applications

26th April 2019 Technical solutions provider BMG’s  NORD drives range is designed for optimum efficiency in sewage treatment applications. “NORD range, which consist of unicase helical shaft mounted geared motors, have special features to meet the requirements imposed during water treatment procedures,” says BMG... 

Elmacast Engineering- Invests R134 million into autonomous upgrades in foundry

25th April 2019 Elmacast Engineering (PTY) LTD, a foundry situated in Springs, South Africa, has recently completed phase one of its expansion project which entailed the installation of 4 new induction furnaces, automated continuous caster and a fully integrated double line heat treatment plant. The cost of the... 

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