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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... 

Airbus has flown flapping wing-tip scale demonstrator aircraft

By: Rebecca Campbell     13th June 2019 Europe-based giant aerospace group Airbus announced on Thursday that it had successfully flown a remote-controlled scale-model aircraft (based on the Airbus A321 single-aisle airliner and designated AlbatrossOne) fitted with flapping wing-tips. This is the first time that any category of aircraft... 

Pioneering 1 MW wave-energy pilot project being built in Hermanus 

By: Terence Creamer     13th June 2019 A South African wave-energy start-up is building a pioneering 1 MW pilot project, based on its patented homegrown design, which will supply clean electricity to a large-scale Hermanus abalone farm, in the Western Cape. Mean Sea Level (MSL) is developing the first-of-its-kind project with equity... 

South African boat building industry holds much potential for economy, jobs

By: African News Agency      10th June 2019 The South African boat building industry, currently worth well over R1-billion annually, holds enormous potential for the country's economy, the City of Cape Town said on Sunday. In a statement following the South African Boat Builders Export Council’s (SABBEX) annual industry awards and dinner... 

TNPA provisionally lifts ban on marine activities at Durban port

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     7th June 2019 Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has provisionally lifted its suspension of fishing, commercial diving and other marine activities in the Port of Durban. The ban was put in place in early May after sewage flowed into the port from the eThekwini municipality’s sewer reticulation system. 

Zero harm is possible – Zikalala  

By: Martin Creamer     7th June 2019 Nompumelelo (Mpumi) Zikalala has hit the ground running as the newly appointed Managing Director of De Beers Group Managed Operations in South Africa and Canada, which employ more than 5 500 people, including contractors. The focus of the De Beers Group Managed Operations leadership team is on... 

Cummins combats marine pollution with SCR technology

6th June 2019 Cummins is mapping out effective solutions to the challenges of Marpol (maritime pollution), and is assisting customers in navigating current and future regulations. Cummins has responded to the industry’s demand for regulatory compliance with an investment in technology, crucially containing... 

TNPA adds new survey craft to its dredging services fleet

By: Simone Liedtke     4th June 2019 The Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has taken delivery of a new survey craft, the SS Sonar. It is the latest acquisition by TNPA’s dredging services division as part of its ongoing fleet replacement programme. 

Mandirk Lifting offers Ingersoll Rand, Enerpac range for A-to-Z solutions

31st May 2019 Well-known for its power tools and compressor systems, Ingersoll Rand’s heavy lifting equipment is also being introduced to South Africa exclusively by Mandirk Lifting, part of the Mandirk Group. Combined with its leading Enerpac brand, Mandirk Lifting can now offer clients in a diverse range of... 

Powder coating for corrosion launched

31st May 2019 Global industrial coating supplier PPG has introduced its PPG Envirocron Extreme Protection Edge powder coatings for corrosion protection. PPG is represented in South Africa by paint manufacturer Prominent Paints, based in Alrode, Gauteng. 

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