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January 2020

2020 – The decade to tackle inefficiency and incompetency

Success can be measured

Eez-Wel Pipe Fabrications and Welding Works invests to achieve a perfect bend

Software: The road to zero defects

OSG continues to invest in Somta Tools

Training by the numbers: Ikusasa CNC Training Centre celebrates successful first year of training

TRM Supplies appointed agent for SPI Lasers

Anticipation builds for Machine Tools Africa 2020

Lasercraft set for further growth

WD Hearn appointed South African agent for Bodor Laser cutting systems

EDM Shop to service and sell Syntec PC-based CNC controllers

Stainless Plate Products acquires Schipper Steel

Ultrafab to market Modula automated vertical storage and retrieval systems

There could still be hope for Saldanha Steel: Expressions of interest received

Bell Equipment enters B-BBEE deal

Transnet tells Chinese firm to halt work on order for trains

CSIR and TIA collaborate to accelerate technology development in South Africa

Volkswagen’s Uitenhage plant sets new record for production in October 2019

Metal Casting Technology Station accredited as an ISO/IEC 17025 testing and calibration laboratory

Keeping the lights on with Elegen generators

The silent salesman is ever changing;

Switching to automated handling boosts productivity at Epiroc

Five stars for effective chamfering

Nikon and DMG MORI cooperate to provide innovative machine tool solutions

Audi to cut 9 500 of its workforce in Germany

METAV 2020 showing advances in 3D printing products and solutions

Kennametal launches additive manufacturing unit

The largest manufacturing technology show in Korea – SIMTOS 2020 – to be held at KINTEX from March 31 to April 4, 2020

Mastercam and Mitutoyo partner with TITANS of CNC

MACH 2020 scheduled for April 2020

Hypertherm announces successful raid of counterfeiting operation in Vietnam

Mazak and Oak Ridge National Laboratory partner for wire additive R&D

Chiron Group opens digital machine tool plant

31 BIEMH 2020 – Spain’s international machine tool exhibition

Lantek signs a worldwide collaboration agreement with HSG Laser Group

Hurco partners with BMO Automation

Prima Power’s new eP Genius 1030 press brake system and Laser Genius 1530 fiber laser machine with 10kW laser source

Hexagon’s asset management tool helps optimise CMM performance

Mahr introduces new vision capabilities for Precimar® ICM 100 IP

Trumpf’s Track & Trace connected system for intralogistics

Doosan introduces compact entry-level 3-axis, 8 000rpm VMC – DEM 4000

Kennametal expands ER range

Wire EDM from GF Machining Solutions designed for metal AM applications

hyperMILL CADCAM software: The Open Mind Additive Manufacturing suite

Yaskawa’s lightweight 6-axis robot

Taegutec’s Chase-4-Feed – a versatile high-feed mill with strong four cutting edge insert

Guhring adds to hole-making portfolio

Hyundai Wia’s HS6300 high-speed horizontal machining center plus PLS (Pallet Load System)

Bystronic’s BySort add-on adds flexibility to unloading, sorting of laser-cut parts