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Welding & Cutting News

Institute finds international partner

By: Joanne Delaurentis     5th October 2001 South African training and advisory body the Southern African Institute of Welding is set to become an Authorised National Body of the International Institute of Welding by the middle of next year, This will afford South African welding qualifications international alignment, executive director... 

System increases cutting-up time

By: Joanne Delaurentis     5th October 2001 The new cutting system from ABB I-R Waterjet Systems offers customers benefits in areas such as operations, programming, engineering, manufacturing, procurement and maintenance. 

Brazing materials firms grows exports

By: Joanne Delaurentis     5th October 2001 South African braising materials supplier Johnson Matthey has increased its exports by 5% in the last year to 40% by value of production, with a specific focus on higher value products as opposed to lower value commodity products, says operations manager Marius Smith. 

Synfuels shutdown welding completed

By: Joanne Delaurentis     5th October 2001 The welding on Sasol Synthetic Fuel’s (SSF) largest shutdown to date has been completed on time, despite delays in operations caused by bad weather conditions, reports the shutdown’s main maintenance welding contractor Hydra-Arc director Jos 

Poor welding imports infuriate sector

By: Joanne Delaurentis     5th October 2001 The South African welding industry is plagued by cheap inferior imported products that are endangering peoples lives on-site, G6 MD Cornelius Cronje tells Engineering News. 

South Africa in welding procedure conundrum

By: Joanne Delaurentis     5th October 2001 The lack of welding procedure qualifications make it impossible for companies to carry out a successful welding operation repetitively, reports Afrox process specialist Nic Bothma. 

Gas firm reshapes to meet client needs

By: Joanne Delaurentis     5th October 2001 Significant shifts have occurred in the last few years in customers’ expectations of their suppliers, reports Afrox manager for national contracts Peter Roberts. 

Smelter welding contract awarded

By: Joanne Delaurentis     5th October 2001 Welding company Arc Engineering, a division of Goscor Industrial, has again won the contract for the supply of cored wires for welding the pot shells at the expansion of the Mozambique Aluminium smelter. 

Welding wires launched in SA

5th October 2001 In keeping with its continuous research and development programme, welding company OESA has developed two new welding electrodes, the Supranox 317L and Supranox 308H. 

New anti-dust machine

5th October 2001 Following the last 20 years success with the tungsten electrode grinding machine (TEG-2), Huntingdon Fusion Techniques has designed, developed and manufactured a new model with dust extraction capability. 

Shielding-gas developments

5th October 2001 Duplex and super duplex stainless steels are a relatively recent innovation, which attempts to combine the favourable properties of austenitic and ferritic stainless steels. 

World's lightest inverter in SA

By: Joanne Delaurentis     5th October 2001 German welding equipment supplier Rehm has released what is thought to be the lightest and most powerful stick-electrode welding inverter in the world, reports the company’s South African distributor PTS Welding and Industrial Supplies MD Paul Stolarczyk. 

Wire boosts productivity

5th October 2001 A South African earthmoving- and mine-bucket manufacturer has improved fabrication productivity by 30% by incorporating flux-cored welding wire in its fabrication processes. 

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 

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