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July 2018

Eskom (temporarily?) pulls the final plug on Ramaphoria – it’s anyone’s guess

How small shops can go digital – economically!

Rhinogroove – ideal for parting and grooving

Lucchini invests a further R25 million to cope with increased demand

WD Hearn Machine Tools has partnered with CAMplete Solutions Inc. to supply its software across South Africa

RPC Astrapak acquires Spec Group

Fuchs Lubricants invests R125 million in new grease plant

High Tech Machine Tools to cooperate with Open Mind to market hyperMILL CAM solution

Adding Logiq to the Iscar range

ArcelorMittal SA to sell Macsteel stake

Showcasing local manufacturing initiatives using the latest technology tools

Sandvik’s Prime Turning Open Day held at Hi-Tech Machine Tools

Invicta SA Holdings to acquire Forge Industrial Group

Competition Commission approves Naledi Forging’s acquisition of DCD Ringrollers

South African Mint releases Mandela Centenary coin range

Locally manufactured evaporator units reduce the cost of water recycling and coolant disposal

Hudaco acquires Boltworld

TASA changes name to Production Technologies Association of South Africa

NAACAM show to be held in Durban in 2019

Cape Gate fined R40 million for cartel conduct

Competition Commission approves Amsted Rail Company Inc’s merger with the Cast Products Division of Scaw SA (Pty) Ltd

Carmakers in battle over government support plan

Cape Town Iron and Steel Works (Cisco) reopens

WD Hearn appointed agents for ANCA tool and cutter CNC grinding machines

Parnis manufactures large mine winder for Canadian gold mine

DCD Rolling Stock offloaded to Russians

Car exports bring in R164 billion

Dreams take wing at The Airplane Factory – Turning your passion into a manufacturing business

Coertzen Engineering Consultants (CEC) – A real steel fabrication shop

The efficiency effect at Munot Engineering

What does ISO 9001:2015 mean for machine shops?

EuroBLECH 2018: Step into the digital reality

Trade Fair Tours and Metalworking News tour to EuroBLECH 2018

VDW gets the Club of Metalworking off to a successful start

GM using generative design software, 3D printing, AI and cloud computing for vehicle lightweighting

Yamazaki Mazak starts assembly operations at its new Inabe Plant

Hexagon acquires Nextsense

New highly aerodynamic Audi design suggests cars may not have side mirrors in future

Supervisory Board change at DMG MORI – Dr. Mori is new Chairman

Automotive import probe launched in US

Bloodhound to make record attempt in 2019

FFG acquires MHD gear-machining solutions

Sandvik to acquire metrology software company Metrologic Group

Heller wins General Motors 2017 Supplier of the Year Award

BMW hints at future plans, with 3D-printed motorcycle frame

Widia releases app for access to product feeds, speeds

Coherent acquires laser additive manufacturing machine manufacturer OR Laser

Privet Fund Management LLC completes acquisition of global machine tool solutions provider Hardinge Inc

Arrest warrant issued for boss of bankrupt Dalian Machine Tool

Yaskawa Motoman’s six-axis cobot eliminates operator pinch points

OSG ADO-SUS coolant-through carbide drill for stainless steel and titanium alloy

A secure influence on machining – Sandvik’s CoroChuck ® 935

Customer feedback drives number of updates in latest Edgecam 2018 R2 release

Doosan DVF 5000 5-axis machining center

Hypertherm’s ProNest 2019

Vero’s Radan offers both more automation and manual control

Euromac’s FXbend Cell

On the straight and narrow – Kennametal Narrow Slotting (KNS) cutter

Trumpf XXL laser for tube processing

5th generation GOM optical sensors enable large volume scanning

DMG MORI DMU 50 – Compact universal milling machine for 5-axis simultaneous machining

Scara expands Fanuc small robot lineup