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Foundries, Forges and Die-Casting

Foundry equipment supplier positions itself for growth

By: Sylvester Haskins     11th April 2008 A new era in the foundry equipment and metal surface finishing systems arena beckons for Krier Africa as it extends its supply range of foundry equipment, reports Krier Africa director Cameron Diesel. 

Eight to ten years before skills shortage resolved, NTI

By: Sylvester Haskins     11th April 2008 The tool, die and moulding (TDM) industry has suffered a steady decline in recent years owing to a critical shortage of skills, underinvestment in new equipment and a lack of enterprise development, which will ultimately result in jobs, skills and economic losses unless there is a TDM... 

Manufacturing partnership bears fruit for aluminium foundry

By: Sylvester Haskins     11th April 2008 A nine-year old relationship between Cape Town-based aluminium foundry Ajax Manufacturing and Worcester-based aluminium castings company Victoria & Albert (V&A) has resulted in a thriving manufacturing business for the international market, reports V&A. 

Foundry supplies large castings for export

By: Sylvester Haskins     11th April 2008 The body-and-disc castings for a large order of valves destined for Saudi Arabia has been manufactured and supplied to Gunric Valves by foundry and engineering works company KEW Foundries. 

3-D prototyping cuts time, costs

By: Sylvester Haskins     11th April 2008 The advent of three-dimensional rapid prototyping has streamlined the sample prototype castings pattern-making process of CME Foundry and assisted the company in achieving greater time, labour and costs-cutting, reports the Cape-based foundry. 

Foundry's training academy takes root

By: Sylvester Haskins     11th April 2008 The disparate skills shortage climate in South Africa has moved drainage manufacturer and access cover and grating solutions company Saint-Gobain Pipelines to invest in its own training academy to develop the company's skills pool in order to meet its current and future personnel needs, reports... 

Zambian Copperbelt grows castings company

By: Sylvester Haskins     11th April 2008 The Zambian Copperbelt has created a productive and fledgling business for wear-resistant castings manufacturer Ozz Foundries which has experienced tremendous growth and demand for its products in this area, reports the company.  

Opportunities abound for foundry company

By: Sylvester Haskins     11th April 2008 The moulding, melting, fettling and heat treatment business of Steloy Castings is experiencing a surge in opportunities despite the doom and gloom climate in the international and local market, says Steloy Castings CEO Danie Slabbert.  

Local foundry develops new sheave wheel

By: Sylvester Haskins     11th April 2008 KEW Foundries supplies sheave wheels to all the big mining houses as well as to consulting and project engineers working on big shaft-sinking and expansion projects for the array of mines in Southern Africa and abroad. 

Samurai sword maker’s reactor monopoly poses a threat to nuclear revival

11th April 2008 From a windswept corner of Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost island, Japan Steel Works controls the fate of the global nuclear-energy renaissance. 

Foundries merger creates positive growth for new company

By: Sylvester Haskins     11th April 2008 Air melted alloys investment castings producer RelyIntracast has made significant strides since the acquisition of Intracast Precision Castings by Pamodzi Industrials and the subsequent merger of the company with Rely Precision Casting, Rely Intracast MD Peter Goode tells Engineering News. 

SA foundry industry makes strides to meet international standards

By: Guy Copans     13th April 2007 Larger companies within the foundry industry in South Africa have made significant strides in the last six years, and are catching up with international foundry operating standards, says the South African Institute of Foundrymen (SAIF) president, Richard Seymour-Wright. 

Casting company attributes success to pump industry mainstay

13th April 2007 As the only foundry company in South Africa to specialise in impeller manufacturing, JC Impellers are doing well in a niche market, owner Greg Smith tells Engineering News. 

Load indicators make for safer load-strain inspection

13th April 2007 Specialists in lifting and pulling systems, Becker Engineering markets a range of compact and robust beam clamps and plate grabs, as well as load indictors that are ideal for use in metal working applications. 

Drive systems meet steel, alloy production needs

13th April 2007 Electric and gear motor manufacturer Power Drives provides mechanical and electronic systems that meet the demands of the South African metals, steels ad alloys production sector. 

Foundry group boasts record growth

13th April 2007 Local foundry group, the Steloy Foundry Group, reports record growth for the fourth financial year in a row, driven by increased demand for its product range from a broad spectrum of industries. 

Foundry expands Eastern Cape plant

13th April 2007 Casting manufacturer Ozz Foundries has expanded the capacity at their Dimbaza plant, outside King Williams Town in the Eastern Cape. This has been achieved by the addition of a second 10 ton Electric Arc Furnace and expansion of the company 

Local branch forges to order

13th April 2007 The local branch of FEAT Italy, FEAT Manufacturing specialises in the custom forging of various products. Co-founders Stephen Lewis and Guido Piras started FEAT Manufacturing 4 years ago, with the aim of supplying a growing market with easy access to large specialised forgings from FEAT Italy by... 

Local company committed to metallurgical integrity

By: Guy Copans     13th April 2007 Local foundry and casting company HI Alloy Castings has been acknowledged as a leading manufacturer and supplier of high integrity wear and corrosive resistant castings since 1981. 

New shot-blast machine to up machine throughput 

13th April 2007 A new shot blast machine from foundry equipment supplier Disa Mac, is specifically designed to process high-tech light alloy components such as cylinder-blocks, cylinder heads, and other castings for the automotive and machinery industry, offering throughputs of up to 200 pieces an hour and... 

Aluminium standing tall in the furniture industry

13th April 2007 The wide use and versatility of aluminium is demonstrated by the large number of components such as table and chair legs, which are manufactured for the furniture industry. 

Technical knowledge to support foundry’s growth aspirations

By: Guy Copans     13th April 2007 Cape Town based foundry, All Cast Foundries, in is one of the smaller foundry companies in South Africa, but plans to expand in the future, says technical manager of All Cast Foundries, Garry Herbst. 

Foundry receives ISO certification

13th April 2007 CME Foundry, part of the Cape Manufacturing Engineers Group, has been awarded ISO/TS16949: 2002 certification by the South African Bureau of Standards, in recognition of the foundry meeting the necessary stringent quality management system standards that are accepted by the automotive industry... 

Education has role to play in growing foundry industry

By: Guy Copans     13th April 2007 In the past, South Africa has taken few initiatives to develop foundry technology, says senior lecturer of metallurgy at the University of Johannesburg (UJ), Christo Hattingh. 

Merger produces BEE compliant precision casting enterprise

13th April 2007 Pamodzi Industrials (formerly API, Allied Production Industries) aquired IntraCast Precision Castings in December 2006, in a merger of two of the most respected names in investment casting, Rely Precision Castings and IntraCast Precision Castings. 

SA toolmaking needs

By: Christy van der Merwe     23rd February 2007 The South African tooling industry should not be struggling to survive. 

NTI set to revitalise SA’s tooling industry

By: Christy van der Merwe     23rd February 2007 The industry driven and government supported National tooling initiative (NTI) has changed gear and is set to start rolling out planned projects and programmes to revitalise the tooling industry in South Africa. 

Less talk, moreaction for NTI

By: Christy van der Merwe     23rd February 2007 Criticised in the past for too much talk and too little action, the National Tooling Initiative (NTI) is being propelled by the tool-, die- and mould-making (TDM) industry and can now expand on its actions through the mobilisation, alignment, capacity building and cooperation extraction (MACC)... 

Institute rebuilds SA’s tooling skills pool

By: Christy van der Merwe     23rd February 2007 The Institute for Advanced Tooling (IAT) acts as a catalyst to re-establish the tooling industry in South Africa. 

R3bn Sappi Saiccor expansion feeling civil engineering pinch

By: Terence Creamer     1st February 2007 Forest products and paper producer Sappi says it is experiencing some civil-engineering-related cost and time pressures at its R3-billion Saiccor expansion in Kwazulu-Natal, but believes the financial impacts will not be “material” and that delays can also be contained. The South... 

Sappi likely to do more BEE deals, says Van As

By: Terence Creamer     1st February 2007 Forest products and paper giant Sappi anticipates that it will do further black economic-empowerment (BEE) deals in South Africa over and above the property-development deal struck with a Lereko-led consortium last year - Lereko is led by former North West Premier Popo Molefe and former... 

Establishment of two new foundries assists Weir Group in global expansion drive

By: Jade Davenport     15th December 2006 Engineering and minerals solutions multinational Weir Group has embarked on a worldwide expansion programme to increase throughput and improve the time- and cost-efficiency of the production process to benefit its global customer base. 

Sawmill-upgrade tender to be awarded early next year

By: Nelendhre Moodley     13th December 2006 The South African Forestry Company (Safcol) has had a “fairly good” response to a call for tenders for the upgrade of the kiln-control system at its Timbadola sawmill, project engineer Kira Ross tells Engineering News Online. 

R12m new foundry just the start, says Weir Minerals Africa

By: Nelendhre Moodley     27th November 2006 Minerals solution provider Weir Minerals Africa poured its first casting on Monday at its newly-built R12-million foundry in Isando, on the East Rand. 

State financier backs R19m forestry-plantation project in KZN

By: Jade Davenport     17th November 2006 Transformation of the South African forestry sector at the broad-based empowerment level is a feature that has been slow to manifest over the last few years. 

Department to have dedicated forestry chief soon

By: Terence Creamer     24th October 2006 The appointment of a new deputy director-general for forestry at the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry (Dwaf) was likely to be confirmed by Cabinet within the next few weeks. 

Studies continue into eucalyptus-beneficiation project

By: Laura Tyrer     14th July 2006 Planning continues for the construction of Pulp United’s new eucalyptus-based bleached, chemi, thermo, mechanical pulp (BCTMP) mill, in Richards Bay. 

Chipboard investment

By: Helene Le Roux     16th June 2006 Timber products company Steinhoff has been given the official go-ahead to continue with an investment of R1,3-billion in a new chipboard plant in the Eastern Cape. 

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