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GE Renewable Energy, Fraunhofer IGCV, and voxeljet AG plan to develop world’s largest sand binder jetting 3D printer for offshore wind turbines

16th September 2021 Friedberg greater Munich, September 14th, 2021 - GE (NYSE: GE), Fraunhofer IGCV and voxeljet AG (NASDAQ: VJET) today announced a research partnership to develop the world’s largest 3D printer for offshore wind applications in order to streamline the production of key components of GE’s Haliade-X... 

GE Renewables, Fraunhofer enter research partnership for 3D printing for wind applications

By: Simone Liedtke     16th September 2021 NYSE-listed GE Renewable Energy, research institute Fraunhofer IGCV and 3D printing systems manufacturer voxeljet have entered into a research partnership aimed at developing the world’s largest three-dimensional (3D) printer for offshore wind applications in order to streamline the production of... 


27th August 2021 On August 16, Zambian President Edgar Lungu conceded defeat after a landslide election win by opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema, 59, pictured here casting his ballot in Lusaka on August 12. The 2021 election was Hichilema’s sixth attempt at the presidency since 2006. Markets reacted favourably... 

Use of recycled copper components limits costs

By: Halima Frost     20th August 2021 South Africa-based foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie has successfully manufactured and supplied recycled copper cast components to a platinum group metals (PGMs) smelter near Rustenburg, in the North West, over the past three months. About 115 000 kg of raw copper and 6 500 kg of... 

World-first plant supplied

20th August 2021 Metallurgical industry plant supplier SMS group last month announced that it had supplied a world-first greenfield e-scrap recycling plant for precious metals to plastics recycling giant Ecopolis Corporation. Following a multi-month commissioning phase, SMS group handed over a greenfield... 

Company’s products adhere to global standards

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     13th August 2021 Metals supplier Non-Ferrous Metal Works (NFMW) manufactures semi-fabricated copper and brass extruded shapes that comply with international chemistry, physical tolerances and the mechanical characteristics of end-products. All products are graded according to ISO 9001 quality assurance standards,... 

Pin gear drives used in kilns

6th August 2021 Engineering solutions provider BMG’s comprehensive range of Tsubaki power transmission components encompasses pin gear drive units that replace conventional gear rack systems, with typical applications being in rotary kilns, casting lines, drives for large transporters, handling robots and pallet... 

Concrete poles for electricity lines that withstand the test of force

30th July 2021 The days of using wooden poles for electrification projects have long passed with the advent of superior quality concrete poles that offer government and private sector infrastructure projects greater longevity, no-maintenance requirements and cost efficiencies. Rocla, part of the IS Group of... 

Concrete pole achieves 8kN of force testing

By: Cameron Mackay     30th July 2021 Concrete products supplier Rocla subjected its 11 m concrete cast pole to 8 kN of force testing at its manufacturing plant, in Roodepoort, in May. Rocla’s cast concrete pole has become the preferred option for electrification and electric power line projects. 

Hot Platinum - Manufacturing, Metals and Mining Sectors

30th July 2021 Year of Formation and Background to Founding: The company was formed in 2003. The company Hot Platinum (Pty) Ltd is a technology spin-out from the University of Cape Town. Ali Brey and Irshad Khan spun-out the company, which was initially focussed on the development and manufacture of induction... 

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