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Cost-effective welding simulator for industrial training

By: Schalk Burger     8th March 2013 An affordable gas metal arc virtual welding simulator enables schools, colleges and even companies to begin entry-level welding training, or to use the simulator to assess the talents of new entrants, says education systems company Edit Microsystems product manager Tamryn Smit. The light,... 

New resonator increases laser cutting capacity by 100%

By: Samantha Herbst     1st March 2013 German-based laser manufacturer Trumpf’s new TruLaser 5000 series, comprising two-dimensional (2D) flatbed laser cutting machines, is now available in South Africa through local distributor Retecon.                TruLaser 5000 can be equipped with an 8 kW resonator, called TruFlow 8000, which... 

Mobile laser cladding unit in final design stages

By: Samantha Herbst     1st March 2013 The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR’s) National Laser Centre (NLC) is developing a mobile laser cladding system which, if all goes well, should be ready by the end of the year to service various industries, including the aerospace, defence, automotive and mining industries,... 

Stainless steel beneficial for biofuels sector

1st March 2013 Stainless steel is the material of choice for many applications in the bioethanol, biodiesel and biogas sectors as it presents a cost-efficient and reliable material solution, says international nonprofit organisation the Nickel Institute. 

Laser manufacturer launches ceramic CO2 laser

By: Samantha Herbst     1st March 2013 Austria-based laser machines manufacturer Trotec has introduced a new line of carbon dioxide (CO2) laser sources from US-based manufacturer Iradion Laser, which is now available in South Africa from Trotec’s local branch in Johannesburg. Iradion’s CeramiCore technology uses a resonator body made... 

NLC to start production on LENS additive manufacturing system ‘asap’ 

By: Samantha Herbst     1st March 2013 As part of its additive manufacturing programme launched last year, the National Laser Centre (NLC) hopes to start production work on its Laser Engineered Net-Shaping (LENS) technology system as soon as possible, says NLC laser-enabled manufacturing (LEM) manager Hansie Pretorius. The LENS... 

Engineering group sets up training infrastructure to draw on local talent

By: Schalk Burger     14th December 2012 Heavy engineering manufacturer DCD sponsors several local schools in the Vereeniging area and is also drawing apprentices for its newly opened training centre from local communities. This enables the company to use its training to bring learners from local communities into the formal sector of... 

Mittal appoints new CFO, Torlage to focus on strategic projects

20th November 2012 JSE-listed ArcelorMittal South Africa (Mittal) on Tuesday said it would have a new CFO from January 2, as Rudolph Torlage shifts his focus to strategic projects. The steel company named Matthias Wellhausen, the VP of finance and controlling and CFO of ArcelorMittal group for the segment of Asia,... 

Domestic consumption, imports expected to rise

By: Sashnee Moodley     26th October 2012 Despite the numerous short-term challenges facing the South African stainless steel industry, the long-term outlook is positive, says Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda) executive director Bill Scurr. 

eThekwini municipality undertakes R80m WWTW revamp

By: Sashnee Moodley     26th October 2012 Water and wastewater treatment equipment supplier Circuit Water Engineering Equipment is providing mechanical equipment, of which about 80% is made from stainless steel, for the eThekwini municipality’s Northern Wastewater Treatment Works (WWTW), in KwaZulu-Natal. 

Upgrade leads to successful 2012 harvest

By: Sashnee Moodley     26th October 2012 Project management and contracting company Vinquip Projects has successfully completed the design and supply of equipment, as well as the project management, for the expansion and upgrade of a Paarl winery’s cellar. 

Additional capacity to sustain market demand

By: Sashnee Moodley     26th October 2012 Sheet metal component manufacturer Fabrinox is undertaking a capacity expansion programme at its operations in Paarl, says MD Andre Visser.  

Stainless steel supplier to participate in Phase 2 of Cape Town BRT system

By: Sashnee Moodley     26th October 2012 Metals finishing provider Rimex Metals South Africa will supply stainless steel for Phase 2 of Cape Town’s bus rapid transit (BRT) system, the construction of which is planned to start in early 2013. 

Stadium façade overall winner 

By: Sashnee Moodley     26th October 2012 Architectural metalwork, structural steelwork and sheet metal contractor Rebcon Engineering took top honours at the South African Stainless Steel Development Association’s (Sassda’s) 2012 Stainless Steel Awards, walking away as the overall winner for the stainless steel fabrication work it... 

Flexible IT system supplied to stainless steel producer

By: Sashnee Moodley     26th October 2012 Stainless steel flat products producer Columbus Stainless has implemented a new information technology (IT) software system, which has enabled it to develop a new operations planning system to improve the facilitation of the planning and execution of its manufacturing processes at its facilities... 

Gauteng orders Mittal to stop some Vanderbijl operations

24th October 2012 Steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (Mittal) has been ordered to cease operations at certain units at its Vanderbijlpark plant over air-emission concerns. The Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development on Monday instructed the company to cease operations, claiming some units... 

First half stainless steel production stable – ISSF

By: Creamer Media Reporter      25th September 2012 Stainless steel production remained stable in the first half of 2012 at 17.22-million tons – a slight year-on-year decrease of 0.2%, the International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) reported on Monday. China increased its stainless steel production by 1.1% to 7.08-million tons in the first six... 

Key focus on technical competence as competition rises

By: Schalk Burger     31st August 2012 The number of medium- and heavy-steel projects in South Africa and globally should ensure medium growth for industrial holding company VBV Holdings, but the company must remain globally competitive to grow, says VBV Holdings chairperson Gary van den Berg. 

Company to launch cost-effective solution for galvanising industry

By: Samantha Herbst     17th August 2012 Marking and identification company Traceability Solutions will soon release a lower-cost identification system for the galvanising industry, reveals sales manager Kyle Parker. He explains that the traceability of steel becomes a problem after a product has been galvanised because common... 

Numsa downs tools at Evraz Highveld

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     16th July 2012 Workers belonging to the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) on Monday embarked on industrial action at steel and vanadium producer Evraz Highveld’s plant in eMalahleni over possible retrenchments. The JSE-listed company warned in May that it might reduce staff numbers as part... 

Q1 stainless steel production down 2.8%

14th June 2012 Despite weaker first-quarter stainless steel production, the International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) said on Thursday it was still forecasting a slight improvement in 2012 output. Global stainless steel production declined by 2.8% year-on-year to 8.6-million tons in the first three months of... 

Association aims to improve training programme accessibility

By: Yolandi Booyens     1st June 2012 The Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda) plans to introduce e-learning courses to make its training and skills development programmes more accessible to industry, the association’s skills development manager, Mankabe More, tells Engineering News. 

Physical simulation of manufacturing processes at UCT

1st June 2012 A thermal-mechanical test system, the Gleeble 3800, has been installed in the Centre for Materials Engineering at the University of Cape Town owing to a National Research Foundation special equipment award. The Gleeble 3800, worth $1.05-million, is a fully-integrated, digital closed-loop control... 

Company provides heat solution for stainless steel industry

By: Yolandi Booyens     1st June 2012 Technology company 3M reports a growing interest in its abrasive system technology, which assists in reducing the risks associated with heat build-up in the stainless steel industry. 

Sassda members face product imitation concerns

By: Yolandi Booyens     1st June 2012 Counterfeit products in the consumer industry are of increasing cause for concern and impact negatively on businesses that are targeted by counterfeiters, says stainless steel and aluminium cookware manufacturer Hendler & Hart CEO Nash Soni.  

Imports curbing local industry’s potential

By: Yolandi Booyens     1st June 2012 South Africa is importing thousands of tons of consumerware products, such as cookware and cutlery, from Asian countries, despite having the capability to manufacture these products itself, says Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda) executive director Bill Scurr. 

Sassda joins global centenary celebration

By: Yolandi Booyens     1st June 2012 To mark the global celebration of the 100 years since stainless steel was first produced, the Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda) has themed its Stainless Steel Awards for 2012 ‘A century of innovation’. 

Highveld Steel may retrench workers 

By: Natasha Odendaal     9th May 2012 JSE-listed Evraz Highveld Steel on Wednesday said it was moving forward with its comprehensive cost reduction plan, which included labour restructuring. The steel producer was expected to start formal consultations with employee representatives on May 9, following the announcement of the... 

Sassda appoints new executive director

16th April 2012 The Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda) appointed Bill Scurr as its new executive director, effective April 2012. Scurr, a metallurgist by training, has a technical and commercial background in the industry and has been involved in general management for the past... 

DTI defends steel exclusion from preferential procurement plans

By: Henry Lazenby     4th April 2012 The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) on Wednesday defended its decision to exclude certain steel products from the government’s preferential procurement regulations, which came into effect in December. Government designated sectors such as rolling stock and power pylons for local... 

Mittal, Highveld face collusion charges

By: Henry Lazenby     2nd April 2012 The Competition Commission on Monday said it had referred a case of collusion against steel producers ArcelorMittal South Africa (Mittal) and Evraz Highveld Steel and Vanadium (Highveld) to the Competition Tribunal for adjudication. The charges related to price fixing and market allocation with... 

Equipment acquisition to improve processing speed

By: Leandi Kolver     2nd March 2012 An investment in new laser-cutting equipment will enable sheet-metal components and subassemblies manufacturer Fabrinox to achieve a higher processing speed on thin metals. 

Engineering group invests R380m in ring production line as it rebrands

By: Schalk Burger     17th February 2012 The rebranding and restructuring of heavy engineering company DCD, previously DCD-Dorbyl, is aimed at improving its international competitiveness while manufacturing products and components for the international and local markets, says DCD MD Rob King. 

SA steel production falls 12.7%, world output up 6.8%

By: Henry Lazenby     23rd January 2012 South Africa’s steel output fell by 12.7% year-on-year to 6.7-million tons last year, while global production surged 6.8% to 1.53-billion tons, the World Steel Association (worldsteel) reported on Monday. South African Iron and Steel Institute (Saisi) information specialist Abrie Audie noted... 

Steel merchant increasing African, SA presence

By: Schalk Burger     16th December 2011 AltX-listed steel merchant BSi Steel is introducing new products and services to the retail market in South Africa and is also expanding its African and South African presence to boost its growth, says BSi Steel CEO Grant Mackenzie. 

Association expects stainless steel consumption to recover

28th October 2011 The Southern African Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda) expects domestic stainless steel consumption figures to recover somewhat in the coming months, after a challenging 18-month period.Stainless steel market on the road to recovery 

Custom-made tables, doorframes supplied to health department

28th October 2011 Industrial products specialist Advanced Industrial Technology (Ai-tec) manufactures a range of stainless steel tables and door frames that meet the stringent quality and hygiene standards of the Department of Health. 

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