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March 2018

Mr. President: Focus on mining and manufacturing

Introduction to virtual, augmented reality technologies

Multitrade Distributors reaches 35th anniversary milestone

Leisure and lifestyle manufacturer Roadque upgrades with Ermaksan fiber laser

Specialist cutting tool supplier Star Tooling gets closer to the action

Isuzu Motors takes over GMSA plant

Family ethos still high on the agenda at High Duty Castings

YG-1 opens subsidiary in South Africa

Mercedes-AMG with V8 power rolls off the line in East London

5-axis machining and automation simplifies production at Wam Metals

Robor invests in new steel mill

Competition Commission approves Barnes Southern Palace’s acquisition of wire rod products and rolled products divisions of Scaw from the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC)

19th International Annual RAPDASA Conference

Volkswagen Group South Africa completes major investment programme

Gordhan lashes out at Denel as it begs for R3 billion lifeline

Ford’s new off-road, performance pick-up bakkie Ranger Raptor revealed

Evraz Highveld Iron Plant 1 at Highveld Industrial Park up for sale South Africa’s seven light vehicle manufacturers plan to launch venture fund

Recycling your metals matters

A tale of two businesses: Evolving into a supplier to your suppliers

Finding a niche in the supply chain

Pride and appreciation at Adlam Engineering

Mass production of complex, high-strength, lightweight aluminium car parts draws a step nearer

Saving time using CNC machines

ASF Metrology to acquire Nikon Metrology CMM business

More than 1 300 exhibiting companies announced for BIEMH 2018

Jaguar restarts production of legendary D-type race car

Trumpf acquires Amphos, a manufacturer of ultrashort pulsed lasers

Volvo’s engine plant now climate neutral

Hurco to celebrate 50th anniversary on top of record results

CGTech, the developer of Vericut software, is celebrating a 30-year milestone

Tungaloy partners with MachiningCloud

Hardinge Inc. to be acquired by Privet Fund Management

Sandvik invests in metal powder plant

Prima Industrie marks 10th anniversary of Finn-Power purchase with new headquarters

Zeiss Group acquires X-Ray technology provider

Heidenhain acquires Austrian encoder manufacturer AMO

Hypertherm celebrates 50 years in business

Airbus faces $1.4 billion payout for A400M delays

Ehang ‘drone taxi’ begins manned trials

Latest stats reveal top 10 most automated countries

Surgeons use 3D printed implant after removing chest tumour

The Mazak UD/400/5X, winner of the One of the Best Products in Japan in 2017 awards

Desktop Metal unveils Live Parts, a new approach to generative design

Divide and conquer with latest Sandvik parting-off tools

Innovative 3D control for DMG MORI’s universal machines

Walter turning inserts for machines with limited cutting parameters

Okuma introduces the new MU-8000V Laser EX, additive technology, super multitasking CNC machin

TaeguTec’s indexable gundrill, deep drilling heads with unique trigonal insert

Mazak Variaxis i-300 simultaneous 5-axis vertical machining center features auto work changer

Yaskawa innovation. Motoman ArcWorld V3: Patented turnkey, robot based portable arc welding cell

Heidenhain’s monitoring system connects control with PCs, mobile devices

Tungaloy’s face mills adjustable insert pockets reduce axial runout

Doosan two-spindle vertical machining center doubles capacity

A new look for gear milling – Iscar

TruLaser 2030 fiber: Compact powerhouse for laser cutting

Widia’s Victory VSM490-10 and VSM490-15 series productivity booster in true 90° shoulder milling

HSG Laser fiber laser cutting machines and tube profile cutting machines

Haas Modular Mini-Mill – the next generation 40-taper compact machine

Sumitomo AC8000P series grades for steel turning

Amada Acies-AJ punching and fiber laser cutting combination machine

Automated sheet metal handling and sorting for laser cutting – Bystronic

KCSM40 is Kennametal’s new indexable milling grade

Durma AD-S Series CNC Synchro press brake

Yimeng VT-350-5X – a 5-axis machining center

Fanuc RoboDrill machining center α-DIB5

Mitutoyo’s QM-Height digital height gauges

Mitsubishi M800 EDM control displays various information in a single view