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January 2018

How deep does the looting go?

The Nikon Story – Industrial measuring systems and solutions

Are AM parts as strong as those made conventionally?

MSC Technical Durban invests to attract more business

Atlas Copco acquires South African exploration manufacturing business

ZF Lemförder South Africa celebrates the production of its one millionth axle set

Time and quality influence Mesh Gear to invest in five-axis capabilities

Metal workers union continues strike action at Agni Steel

Lonmin contributes to South Africa’s first 3D printing prototype using pure platinum

Group Five to sell stake in pipes business to LB Pipes

Custom fabrication shop PQJ invests in Lincoln Electric Torchmate plasma cutting system

Murray & Roberts sells Genrec to black-owned group

Local Manufacturing Exhibition 2019 launched

GOM and RGC Engineering to hold a one day conference on optical measuring techniques for industrial casting processing

BAIC moves forward with vehicle assembly plant

ArcelorMittal South Africa appoints new CEO

Bombardier hands over Traxx Africa locomotive to Transnet

Paramount Group ramps up deliveries of armoured vehicles to Kazakhstan Armed Forces

Significant milestones for Ford Struandale engine plant, expanded production for 2018 and beyond

Shaping up to the demands at Frankwen Forge

Experience spurs success at Afrilaser

Sheetech SA gets on with business

Foundry Solutions thrives on non-ferrous bushes and liners

Laser blanking lines exceed expectations

The future of cars – 2040

EuroBLECH 2018 – The technological showcase for the sheet metal working industry

Mazak Partners with MachiningCloud to provide easy access to machine tools

Mastercam and Widia announce new fast and simple tooling data solution

EU machine tool builders seek coordinated AI policies

Bystronic forms partnership with TTM Laser

Yaskawa to increase production capacity by 25 per cent in China

Chinese companies bought 80 per cent more robots from Japan in 2017, says report

Robotics and automation to replace 800 million human workers by 2030, says new report

Trumpf presents ‘fastest 3D printer in the world’

Airbus, Rolls-Royce, Siemens partner for electric flight

Sandvik Materials Technology divests its welding wire business

DMG MORI ups its automation game by establishing a new joint venture company with German company Heitec AG

Tooling specialist Walter AG acquires cloud platform firm Comara

New AP&T metalforming process slashes vehicle weight and production costs

Fanuc Corporation produces its 500 000th robot

International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 10 to 15 September 2018

GF buys machine connectivity software developer

Trumpf acquires majority stake in Access Laser

Molten aluminium 3D printing penetrates commercial market

Strong interest for Wire and Tube 2018

JIMTOF2018 – One of the world’s foremost machine tool tradeshows

Sandvik Coromant CoroDrill® 880 CVD diamond-coated insert grades offer superior aluminium drilling

Hypertherm announces major overhaul of its Design2Fab sheet metal layout software

The LOGIQ of machining intelligently in the era of Industry 4.0 – Iscar

New drive design: Hurco improves lathe performance

Kennametal expands the Mill 16 face mill platform by introducing new cutter body styles, new insert geometries and grades, and a split case design for large diameter bodies that reduces spindle bearing loads

GF Machining Solutions Form E 350 die sink EDM has small footprint

Complete and versatile programme of solid carbide end mills – Mitsubishi Materials MSTAR range

Okuma introduces new entry-level vertical machining center for 5-axis operations

Strong drive, careful handling – Amada LC-2415 ALPHA V

OSG VP(O)-DC-MT taps

Mazak adds new machines and features to its multi-tasking Integrex i range

Reaming right – Widia’s new disc-style carbide-tipped reamer offers modular flexibility and top of the line performance

Radan 2018 R1 focuses on CAD/CAM and Industry 4.0

DMG MORI Lasertec Shape – Unique products thanks to laser texturing

Bystronic gives emphasis to remote maintenance

Taegutec – Making the hard easy with HardMill end mills

Focus CNC linear way series CNC lathes with Syntec controls

Tongtai’s milling and tapping centers – VTX series

Doosan Puma 2600SY Mk II offers many benefits on previous range

BLM LS5 and LC5 for sheet and tube laser cutting, with CO2 or fiber laser options

Durma’s AD-R series of press brakes

Heidenhain’s LIP 6000 linear encoder system

Sumitomo AC1030U turning insert is for small part machining

Renishaw’s four-laser additive system improves productivity