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Welding & Cutting News

New hot-wire cutting machine

     5th October 2001 A new hot-wire expanded polystyrene (EPS) cutting machine from Xycorp is introducing automatic set-up to an industry sector which has difficulty dealing with small-batch manufacturing – increasing throughput by 25% or more. The innovation, known as the Wiredroid, eliminates time-consuming... 

Galvanised steel welding problems solved

     5th October 2001 Man has had problems with welding galvanised steels ever since fusion welding was invented. The two main problems are the zinc coating and man’s inability to fully understand the problems, says Air Liquide national training manager Rob Lawrence. 

New Austrian electrodes

By: Joanne Delaurentis     5th October 2001 Austrian company Plansee is setting new standards in the field of thorium-free tungsten eletrodes with the release of GoldplusX. 

Latest from the field of lasers

By: Karel Smrcka     28th September 2001 The laser is up and coming. Laser tools are being employed in an ever-increasing number of industrial manufacturing – cutting, welding and labelling all types of materials. 

Welding accessories available

     14th September 2001 Johannesburg firm Distinctive Industrial Products has become the exclusive stocking distributors for the Huntingdon Fusion Techniques range of stainless-steel welding accessories. 

New packaging for welding electrodes

     20th July 2001 Many steel companies seeking a competitive advantage will find it in the new form of packaging welding electrodes from Arc Engineering, a Goscor Industrial Corporation company. 

Keeping the flame alive after 30 years

     22nd June 2001 Flame and laser cutting specialist General Profiling is commemorating its thirty-year anniversary as the longest-established independent-profiling company in South Africa. 

Sophisticated products for the sheet-metal industry

     22nd June 2001 Designers and manufacturers of presses, presses, forging presses, press brakes, guillotines, press feeders and coil lines Walch Engineering Company is the sole agent and distributor for Belgium made LVD products in South Africa. 

Company has supplied market for 61 years

     22nd June 2001 International company LVD was established in Belgium in the 1940s as a supplier of farming equipment, but quickly turned its talents to the manufacture of hydraulic presses, press brakes and shears. 

New way to weld aluminium

     22nd June 2001 Until now it has been thought that either pure tungsten or zirconiated tungsten electrodes were necessary to weld aluminium and its alloys with the Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) arc welding process. 

Giant telescope to be operational by year end

     1st June 2001 Currently under construction in the Khomas Highland, 100 km west of Windhoek, in Namibia, the first of four telescopes which make up phase one of the R30-million high-energy stereoscopic system (Hess) project is nearing completion and is expected to be operational near the end of the year. 

Heat-treatment training course

By: System Author     6th October 2000 Welding & cutting 

Lack of understanding a problem

By: System Author     6th October 2000 Welding & cutting 

New approach to cost R70-million

By: System Author     6th October 2000 Welding & Cutting 

Robotic welding solutions are on offer

By: System Author     6th October 2000 Welding & cutting 

Swing towards gas education noted

By: System Author     6th October 2000 Welding & cutting 

Factory Pin-up

By: System Author     12th November 1999 Factory 

Welding engineering, IT and the Internet

By: System Author     12th November 1999 Hitech Briefs 

Company cuts teeth on R1,4-million contract

By: System Author     5th November 1999 German Contribution to South Africa 

Advances with laser-welding techniques

By: System Author     29th October 1999 Hitech Briefs 

Downturn cuts welding-sector prospects

By: System Author     8th October 1999 Welding & Cutting 

New locally-designed laser-cutting system

By: System Author     8th October 1999 Welding & Cutting 

Gas applications for welding expanding steadily

By: System Author     8th October 1999 Welding & Cutting 

Economic upturn predicted for welding

By: System Author     8th October 1999 Welding & Cutting 

Robotic welding technology is advancing

By: System Author     8th October 1999 Welding & Cutting 

New tandem welding system perfected

By: System Author     8th October 1999 Welding & Cutting 

Local welding-equipment plant mooted

By: System Author     1st October 1999 The establishment of a welding-products manufacturing plant in South Africa within the next several years is a distinct possibility provided the economy and the welding industry remain stable. 

Welding firm to spark export market’s interest

By: System Author     3rd September 1999 Benoni power electronic equipment and component manufacturer Modulectric is making new strides in the field of welding equipment in South Africa and is ready to tackle the export market. 

Friction stir welding for aluminium

By: System Author     3rd September 1999 Developments to Watch 

Standards to be outlined by early next year

By: System Author     13th August 1999 Vessels, Tanks and Containers 

R90m investment in new tube facilities

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 Welded-steel tube manufacturer Robor Tube has a new name to boast of, and a string of manufacturing achievements which put it some way ahead of the competition. The company has been formed through the merger of Brollo and Tosa, making it the biggest manufacturer of longitudinally-welded steel... 

‘Do-it-yourself’ aluminium welding promoted

By: System Author     25th June 1999 Aluminium welding can be catered for by a process called Techno-Weld, an innovative aluminium fusion-welding and repair process now available in South Africa. It is described as a breakthrough in welding with aluminium, and is a low-temperature (380?C) system which fusion-welds virtually all... 

Aluminium fabricators cut costs

By: System Author     25th June 1999 Correct process and gas selection can help aluminium fabricators reduce overall welding costs and improve productivity at the same time, argues a leading welding specialist. Afrox process development welding specialist Wayne Holt works in co-operation with Afrox clients to develop more efficient... 

R100-million global business for Gauteng gas specialist

By: System Author     25th June 1999 IN a bold export plan that is set to develop into a R100-million-a-year global business by 2001, Gauteng gas company Afrox is taking its new locally-designed and -produced gas equipment product range into new international markets. This major new dimension to the globalisation of Afrox is the... 

Global welding machine order

By: System Author     11th June 1999 DANISH company Migatronic has won an order to supply welding machines worldwide to bodyshops repairing the new Ferrari Modena. The contract, awarded by Ferrari itself, was hotly contested by three European welding-machine manufacturers ahead of the launch of the aluminium sportscar in March this... 

End-suction pumps

By: System Author     30th April 1999 The SFH end-suction centrifugal pump supplied by Hypower Pumps has been redesigned and revamped by Lowara using new laser-welding technology. Laser technology is used to weld parts of the pump together as this is more accurate, cleaner and quicker than spot-welding. It also prevents distortion of... 

Blowing away the opposition

By: System Author     30th April 1999 A NEW series of hot-air tools is now available from HellermannTyton, suitable for a range of drying, curing and forming applications. Three versions are in the range, with power outputs from 1 600 W through to 2 000 W. The top-of-the-range model has a power rating of 2 000 W, and is a handheld... 

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