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September 2018

The importance of communication

Metal 3D printing’s day is coming in automotive

First Cut faces up to the challenge of representing Bystronic

Levelling beyond the coil – Second stretcher leveller line gives Allied Steelrode flexibility and the ability to shorten delivery lead times

Chinese investors plan $10 billion metallurgical complex in South Africa

Sassda responds to news of proposed new stainless steel mill

Brink Towing Systems installs new Yaskawa Motoman twin six-axis welding robot

Mercedes-Benz SA in 300 million euro (R9.47 billion) plant expansion plan

Celebrating the life of Frank Thompson – a stylish legend in the machine tool industry

Yaskawa Southern Africa staff to ride in Berg & Bush mountain bike challenge to raise money for charity

CNC Clear Cut celebrates 10 years of manufacturing South African designed plasma tables

Boschpick Engineering announces new business partners

Metal Chip Machinery moves to new home

Stillam CNC Programming Solutions launches Vero Software’s WorkNC solution

Pfisterer Sefag AG has successfully completed the sale of its South African subsidiary Pfisterer SA Holdings to local black-owned company Thesele Group (Pty) Ltd.

Electra Mining Africa 2018: five days, five themes

Tiso Blackstar sells non-core steel subsidiary to Macsteel

Plant expansion and diversification project announced by KLT Automotive SA

UTP Mould & Die: Improving toolroom turnaround times

Building relationships in the plumbing and construction industries

Growing with the times – Siyanda Engineering

What is the future for coordinate measuring machines?

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

The 29th Japan International Machine Tool Fair (JIMTOF) to connect exhibitors, visitors and technology

Germany blocks China deal to buy machine tool manufacturer

With a small but mighty bracket, BMW raises the roof on 3D printing

Mitsubishi acquires ASTES4 – a mechanical design and automation software developer

Schuler acquires Italian press manufacturer Farina Presse

DMG MORI AG reveals record first-half figures, promises more world premieres this year

Boeing hypersonic future: Teases with passenger jet concept

Yamazaki Mazak to open new machine tool museum in its 100th anniversary of its founding

BZ Bank Aktiengesellschaft acquires the United Grinding Group and has a new owner

Toyota working with the AMRC to develop lightweight materials

600 UK rebrands as Colchester Machine Tool Solutions

Fanuc to boost output of robots and EDM machines by year-end with new Japanese facilities

Hexagon acquires Spring Technologies, manufacturers of machine tool simulation and verification software

Heidenhain to digitally connect machines throughout IMTS 2018

Trumpf acquires Teufel Solutions AG

Mazak’s versatile variaxis i-300 simultaneous 5-axis vertical machining center

Amada unveils Silky Cut Fiber and Gas Mixer

Sandvik’s new ceramic grades aid high-speed turning in demanding HRSA materials

Doosan Puma TW 2600/M-GL

TaeguTec’s Chase2Hepta with 14 cutting edges – economical 6mm insert

Tongtai TMS Series 5-axis mill/turn centers feature B-axis head

OSG’s Phoenix PXD

Hurco VM5i machining center gets back to basics

Renishaw unveils new ultra-compact and highly repeatable radio probe

Okuma introduces the new LU7000EX, a powerful 2-saddle CNC lathe for manufacturing large parts

Yaskawa Motoman MH900 large-reach, heavy payload robot

The DMU 200 Gantry from DMG MORI

Widia Varimill with duo-lock modular system interface offers ‘a revolutionary new solution’ for milling

Kitamura SupercelL-300G 5-axis, horizontal flexible manufacturing cell

Enlarged version of TruLaser Weld 5000 launched