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Machine Tools

Increased interest in machine tools trade exhibition

By: Victor Moolman     14th October 2016 With the machine tools market having grown significantly over the past few years, exhibition specialists Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery plans to expand Machine Tools Africa by extending it from one hall at the Nasrec exhibition centre, in Johannesburg, to two halls in 2017. 

Manufacturer celebrates 60 years of service

     14th October 2016 South African manufacturer and distributor of cutting consumables and distributor of capital equipment First Cut, is celebrating 60 years of supplying cutting solutions to the South African industry. 

Manufacturer celebrates 60 years of service
FIRST CUT First Cut is celebrating 60 years of service to clients across South Africa

New cutting tools released onto the S African market

     14th October 2016 Construction company Wirtgen South Africa (SA) launched two new cutting tools for cold recyclers and soil stabilisers to the South African market last month. 

New cutting tools released onto the  S African market
CUTTING TOOLS Tools from Wirtgen ease the flow of reshaping roads

New machines increase manufacturers’ product quality

     14th October 2016 Computer numerical control machine tool manufacturer Okuma’s new MU-4000V is excellent for 5-axis multi-sided machining and is well suited for the aerospace and die and mold industries. 

New machines  increase manufacturers’ product quality
Photo by Bloomberg
AEROSPACE TOOLING The 5-axis machines from Okuma is well suited for the aerospace industry

New tool series launched at IMTS 2016

     14th October 2016 Supplier of production-grade additive manufacturing systems for three-dimensional (3D) printed metals Optomec launched a new tool series that enables low-cost, high-value metal additive manufacturing at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2016 last month. 

Energy storage system introduced

By: Nadine James     16th October 2015 Tooling manufacturer S&D Precision Toolmakers last month activated its backup power supply system, the Gildermeister CellCube, which uses vanadium redox technology to store and discharge energy. Gildermeister Energy Solutions sales manager Andreas Feichtinger says that, in addition to mitigating... 

Energy storage system introduced
GILDERMEISTER CELLCUBE FB10 -130 S&D Precision Toolmakers have acquired the latest in energy storage technology in order to save on electricity

Government initiative boosts specialised tooling maker’s growth

     16th October 2015 Cape Town–based cutting tools manufacturer Renlaw in August announced a yearly growth increase of 35%, owing to the reinvestment of funds granted under the Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI’s) Manufacturing Competiveness Enhancement Programme (MCEP), emphasising the potential for expansion... 

Government initiative boosts specialised tooling maker’s growth
RENLAW TEAM Renlaw founder Walter Brunner says the company's hires staff because of their potential, not their skill

Hydra Arc Group

     16th October 2015 Established in 1987, project services corporation Hydra Arc Group comprises associated companies that operate primarily in the petrochemicals, construction, mining and power generation industries. The companies that constitute Hydra Arc specialise in the fabrication of pressure vessels and... 

Hydra Arc Group

Machine tools trade exhibition returns

By: Nadine James     16th October 2015 Exhibition organiser Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery last month announced the official launch of Machine Tools Africa 2017, an upcoming trade conference and exhibition that is expected to be the biggest Africa-based trade expo of its kind. The exhibition will be held at the Johannesburg Expo... 

Machine tools trade  exhibition returns
MAKING A COMEBACK The largest African trade exhibition of its kind will take place in May 2017

Opportunities for machine tools sector, despite decreased demand

     16th October 2015 Despite the first couple of months of 2015 showing steady order intakes across the industry, recent months have shown a notable decline in demand for machine tools, reports Machine Tool Merchants Association (MTMA) chairperson Hans-Peter Neth. He believes that this can be attributed to fewer... 

Opportunities for machine tools sector, despite decreased demand
HANS-PETER NETH The Machine Tool Merchants Association chair applauds colleges and organisations for training young artisans

Precision tool supplier expands milling cutter range

     16th October 2015 Machine tools solutions provider Mapal has expanded its milling cutter product range to address the industry’s trending preference for lightweight construction. This has resulted in the development of new materials, which have, in turn, created new machining demands. Mapal aerospace and... 

Precision tool supplier  expands milling  cutter range
MILLING CUTTERS Mapal's milling cutters aim to partly address the trend towards lightweight contruction

Tooling manufacturer celebrates 50 years

     16th October 2015 Since its established 50 years ago, tooling manufacturer Gedore South Africa (SA) has been hot forging and manufacturing quality hand tools, which come with a lifetime guarantee, having introduced hot forged, German-engineered hand tools into the South African market, thereby “revolutionising the... 

Tooling manufacturer celebrates 50 years
GEDORE TOOLS. GEDORE SA's manufactures over 1 200 products in its manufacturing plant in KZN

Battery-powered tools launched onto local market

By: Pimani Baloyi     17th October 2014 Industrial machinery supplier Dowson and Dobson (D&D) Industrial has introduced a cordless, battery-powered tool developed by Taiwan headquartered pneumatic tools manufacturer Mighty Seven, to the Southern African market. D&D Industrial sales manager Johan van Rensburg tells Engineering News that... 

Battery-powered tools  launched onto local market
MIGHTY SEVEN CORDLESS DRILL/SCREWDRIVER The tool enables the user to adjust its settings for specified applications, allowing for optimum results to be achieved

Company launches tools suitable for African conditions  

By: Pimani Baloyi     17th October 2014 Power tools manufacturer Bosch Industrial Power Tools maintains that local industry professionals stand to benefit from the use of its newly launched GLL 2-15 Professional cross line laser. Bosch Power Tools South Africa senior brand manager Juergen Lauer tells Engineering News that the tool was... 

Company launches tools suitable for African conditions
GLL 2-15 PROFESSIONAL CROSS LINE LASER Bosch Power Tools South Africa maintains that the cross line laser is ideal for levelling professionals with limited levelling experience

Company strengthens local presence

By: Pimani Baloyi     17th October 2014 German headquartered multinational machine tools manufacturer TML Technik in July stated that it is strengthening its presence on the African continent through growing its distributorships in South Africa. TML Technik South Africa (SA) first opened shop in Benoni, Johannesburg in 2008 and now... 

Company strengthens local presence
TML TECHNIK MACHINERY The company offers machine tools that tackles its clients' challenges

Company to host first local machine tools conference

     17th October 2014 Taiwan-headquartered nonprofit trade promotion organisation Taiwan External Trade Development Council (Taitra) hosted the first conference and technology forum on machine tools in Midrand, Johannesburg, this week. Representative of Taipei Liaison Office-South Africa Pei-Yung Hsu states that the... 

Distribution agreement for Richards Bay to aid expansion

By: Ilan Solomons     18th October 2013 Industrial products supplier Dowson & Dobson (D&D) Industrial expects its distribution agreement with industrial products supplier Pneumatic & General Supplies for Richards Bay, in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) to expand its reach to industries that include the coal, agriculture, sugar and pulp and paper... 

Distribution agreement for Richards Bay to aid expansion
NEW BEGINNINGS Richards Bay is an important geographical area for Dowson & Dobson Industrial, as it is home to numerous metal processing plants, the Richards Bay Coal Terminal, the sugar industry and large pulp and paper plants

New user-friendly machine tools in South Africa

By: Ilan Solomons     18th October 2013 A modern computer numerically controlled (CNC) turning machine must be productive, flexible and easy to operate, says local machine tools distributor Retecon MD Hans-Peter Neth. He tells Engineering News that the new monoBlock and CTX ecoline series of machine tools from global machine tools... 

New user-friendly  machine tools  in South Africa
INTERFACE OPTIONS The CTX ecoline machine practice-orientated SLIMline user interface is available with Operate 4.5 on Siemens 840D solution line or Heidenhain CNC Pilot 640

Several orders pending for advanced wall-saw range

By: Ilan Solomons     18th October 2013 Professional sawing and drilling contractors have shown significant interest in the new Titan high-frequency wall saw, which is apparent in the several orders pending final financial clearance by companies, diamond tools and equipment manufacturer and supplier Diamond Products director Darryl... 

Several orders pending for advanced wall-saw range
SPECIALISED PURPOSE The Titan wall saws are usually used for the specialised demolition of reinforced concrete structures and on walls and floors

Upgrade may be deemed field proven this year

By: Ilan Solomons     18th October 2013 Local lathe manufacturer FAS Machine Tools has upgraded its FAS Synchroturn computer numerically controlled (CNC) lathe to offer improved machining capability and is expected to be deemed field proven by the end of the year. 

Upgrade may be deemed field proven this year
FASTER MANUFACTURING The Synchroturn can accommodate up to four tools working simultaneously on a single workpiece

Compromising on quality for cost short-sighted, says equipment supplier

By: Sashnee Moodley     19th October 2012 The South African machine tools industry is slowing down in certain areas, particularly in terms of supplying products and services to the steel industry, which has been significantly affected by the economic recession; therefore, many companies shift their focus from quality to pricing, says... 

A strategic overview of the production turning industry in SA

     19th October 2012 A vast number of industries, including the automotive, appliance, electronics, bathroom fittings and other industries, and products make use of turned components. Some of these components are made in-house by the product manufacturer, while others are subcontracted to specialist repetition... 

New range of industrial screwdrivers available in SA

By: Sashnee Moodley     19th October 2012 Industrial equipment supplier Dowson & Dobson Industrial introduced a new range of battery-operated EC angle-head industrial screwdrivers, manufactured by Deprag Industrial, a subsidiary of Germany-based machine-building company Deprag Schultz at Electra Mining Africa in Johannesburg last month. 

SA tooling sector positioning for growth

By: Sashnee Moodley     19th October 2012 Despite some weakness in South Africa’s tooling sector, the industry is preparing for growth, says Toolmakers Association of South Africa (Tasa) Gauteng chairperson Ron MacLarty. 

Tooling sector to benefit from DTI’s MCEP

By: Sashnee Moodley     19th October 2012 Tool, die and mould-making (TDM) companies in South Africa will benefit directly from the Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI’s) Manufacturing Competitiveness Enhancement Programme’s (MCEP’s) cost-sharing grants for activities undertaken within their operations, DTI chief director of the... 

2D marking system suitable for machine tools

By: Joanne Taylor     14th October 2011 Two-dimensional- (2D-) code marking offers more benefits than traditional barcode marking systems, says marking and identification company Traceability Solutions sales executive Kelby Parker.  

New range of CNC lathes introduced to local market

By: Joanne Taylor     14th October 2011 A new range of computer numerically controlled (CNC) lathes is available on the market and is three times quicker than conventional CNC lathes, according to lathe manufacturer FAS Machine Tools. 

Preventive maintenance and training key in cutting industry

     14th October 2011 Preventive maintenance and training are key issues in the cutting industry, according to steel merchant Special Steels GM Theuns van der Merwe. 

Supplier to market German assembly technologies in SA

By: Joanne Taylor     14th October 2011 A new range of screwdrivers and feeding technology has entered the South African market. 

Swedish range of cutting machines offers more benefits

     14th October 2011 Supplier of cutting consumables and capital equipment First Cut has started distributing a new range of cutting machines and consumables from Swiss-based supplier of solutions for the processing of sheet metal and other sheet materials Bystronic. 

Trade fair boost for tooling industry

     14th October 2011 The trade fair for mouldmaking, tooling, design and application development AfriMold boosted the South African tooling industry and highlighted the significant growth potential for local companies. The exhibition was held in Johannesburg at the end of September. 

Trade fair stimulates new business in international industry

     14th October 2011 An order volume of at least €4.5-billion was reached during the Exposition Mondiale de la Machine Outil (EMO) Hannover international trade fair, held in September, says German Machine Tool Builder’s Association (VDW) executive director Dr Wilfried Schäfer. 

Apprenticeship programme in place for tooling industry

By: Eleanor Seggie     15th October 2010 The National Tooling Initiative Programme (NTIP) will embark on a new competency-based apprenticeship programme with 450 students, in 2011, reports Gauteng Tooling Initiative CEO Henk Snyman. 

Cutting tools for wind 
energy industry

     15th October 2010 The wind energy industry offers significant growth for manufacturing firms that aim to diversify into this exciting sector, reports cutting tool and tooling systems specialist Sandvik Coromant.  

New laser on the cards for aerospace industry

By: Eleanor Seggie     15th October 2010 Laser system supplier SDI Lasers will soon be releasing a new environment-friendly and cost-effective laser-based paint removal system.  

New, used machine 
tool markets evened out, says supplier

By: Eleanor Seggie     15th October 2010 Equipment supplier TH Machine Tools sales consultant Nico Hugo says that, currently, both the new and used machine tool markets are stable. 

Computerised permanent marking system enters 
local market

By: Philippa Levenberg     29th May 2009 Marking and identification solutions company Traceability Solutions has introduced a computerised permanent-marking system, in the form of a two-dimensional (2D) data matrix code, through its US-based agency, Telesis.  

Machine tool companies weather the global recession

By: Philippa Levenberg     29th May 2009 Machine tool companies that are hybrids in the services and products that they offer are in an advantageous position to navigate the economic downturn, says Thompson Machine Tools Group MD Philip Thompson.  

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