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Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update

By: Sheila Barradas     17th June 2022 Eskom’s actions to rectify major boiler defects at its newly built Medupi and Kusile power stations are improving the plants’ energy availability factor. 

Saving a leading engineering company through business rescue

15th June 2022 Cast Products SA has been under the control of the turnaround team of Engaged Business Turnaround and Chrisyd Advisory Services for five months, after the firms were appointed to manage its business rescue in late January 2022.  The business rescue brought together a team of vastly experienced... 

Copper furnace component supply in final stage

By: Halima Frost     3rd June 2022 South Africa-based foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie has shipped the last of three batches of copper furnace components to a metal smelting and recycling firm, in Germany. The third and final batch was shipped last week and arrived at its destination on time. 

Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update

By: Sheila Barradas     3rd June 2022 Eskom has announced that Kusile Unit 4 has entered into commercial operation. 

Grinding Techniques – Your premium metal fabrication partner 

12th May 2022 Since the beginning of time, man found value in utilising various materials to produce products related to self-sustainability. These materials evolved over time as technology and expertise increased, right from the humble beginnings of the copper age to the current highly sophisticated alloy... 

Expansion in site for company

By: Claire O'Reilly     8th April 2022 With the pyrometallurgical industry continuously evolving, smelter campaign life spans have extended from a two- to three-year furnace campaign cycle to a ten-year campaign cycle, consequently driving foundry and heavy engineering company Thos Begbie to exceed its current limitations in terms of... 

AM tech ideal for stainless steel parts manufacturing

8th April 2022 Emerging additive manufacturing (AM) technologies have attracted significant attention owing to an attractive set of properties and attributes. A common feature of AM technologies is the build-up of objects by deposition of material layer upon layer driven by a three-dimensional, or 3D, computer... 

Precision to the point with tungsten carbide burrs 

7th April 2022 When your application requires a precision cutting or milling process, turn to Grinding Techniques for high quality tungsten carbide burrs that will effortlessly shape, cut, grind, or remove burrs, sharp edges and excess material from your workpiece, castings, and forgings. Tungsten carbide... 

Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update

By: Sheila Barradas     18th March 2022 Construction and commissioning activities on the remaining Kusile units 5 and 6 continue to progress according to plan. 

New burrs designed for foundries

By: Claire O'Reilly     11th March 2022 Abrasive tool solutions developer, manufacturer and supplier PFERD offers a range of tungsten carbide burrs, specifically designed for the foundry and castings industry. 

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