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Why explosive welding offers bigger bang for your buck

EXPLOSIVE welding presents optimal fabrication, maintenance and repair solutions for high-pressure vessels. That’s according to Steinmüller Africa which has offered explosive welding since 2012 and...

New body to boost Africa’s welding capabilities

THE Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) has signed a service level agreement (SLA) with The Welding Federation for Africa (TWF) to drive productivity...

New welding tech cuts construction site clutter

AFROX has announced a new construction site solution which combines the Miller ArcReach offering with Afrox GasReach. According Afrox’s Business Manager for the Manufacturing Industries,...

Hot dip galvanized reinforcing steel for concrete

By Simon Norton ONE of the most widely used modern construction materials, reinforced concrete is inexpensive, readily available, has a range of attractive properties and...

Tips for working with stainless steel

STAINLESS steel (INOX) is often a material of choice because of its corrosion resistance, longevity and cost-effectiveness. Working with INOX, however, does pose some...

Press brakes and robotics: bending the future of metal fabrication

WHEN it comes to bending plate and sheet metals to precise angles and dimensions, there is no better suited machine than the press brake....

Viscosity-compensated plastic flowmeter and switch for liquids

INSTROTECH is offering Kobold’s VKP plastic flowmeters that operate on a special suspended float principle with cylindrical measuring tube and spring-loaded float with orifice. The...

Steel Master Plan a good start, but key issues remain

By Ludovico Sanges, MD, Duferco THE Steel Industry Master Plan was signed on 11 June 2021 with the laudable aim of revitalising the country’s ailing...

Female Fusion: meet the ‘first women’ of welding

ALTHOUGH traditionally a male-dominated profession, welding is increasingly becoming the domain of women. From mining to maritime, fabrication and beyond, women are making headway...

‘World-class’ certification for welding institute lab

THE  Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) materials testing laboratory has achieved its South African National Accreditation System (SANAS) 5-year ISO 17025 renewal certification,...

Machine tool builder benefits from motion control solutions

EUROMAC, a global specialist in the design and manufacture of punching and bending machines, is benefitting from NSK ball screws, linear guides and bearings...

Why zinc fertilisers are key to better cereal-crop yields

By Simon Norton IN Sub-Saharan Africa, soil health concerns are largely due to poor nutrient supply in the soil. Increasing population pressure on agricultural land...

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