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May 2023

Inquiry into the South African steel industry. But will there be any constructive outcome?

Building trust in automation

COVER STORY: Victor Taichung – suppliers of CNC machine tools and robotic handling equipment

Cape Town to host 16th International Special Tooling and Machining Association World Conference (ISTMA 2023)

Competition Commission says it is launching a new market inquiry into the South African steel industry

WD Hearn Machine Tools appointed agents for multitasking mill-turn machine manufacturer Nakamura-Tome

Axiom Hydraulics invests in Amada THV460 double head milling machine to process its Dura-bar continuous cast ductile iron bar

Scientific Engineering upgrades and increases fibre laser capacity with introduction of 6kW Hugong fibre laser

35.9% duty on certain steel products gazetted

Lack of maintenance funds hits Rooivalk and Oryx serviceability

Somta Tools flies South African flag at EMO Hannover 2023

Industry stakeholders gather to map decarbonisation challenges and opportunities in the iron and steel value chain

Bell Equipment gears up to become a lean, mean global machine

CSIR appoints industry experts to the manufacturing advisory panel for alignment with sector priorities

What the new 2035 ban means for South Africa’s automotive industry

CBAM could be a huge blow for exports in South Africa

Sassda questions why stainless steel not first choice for local projects

Apex Metrology Solutions brings the latest quality management software and scanning solutions to South Africa

Toolco discovered new opportunities with first CNC machine and have not looked back

Brothers-in-law at Bryco Metals make a great combination

G-Code and conversational – Mazatrol does it all

Get the job done with ceramic abrasives from Grinding Techniques

Aerospace in focus: Iscar

Renishaw celebrates 50 years

From scrap to raw material: State-supported Car2Car project develops technologies to improve recycling of end-of-life vehicles

One million robots work in car industry worldwide – New record

E-cars: Particle accelerator proves that manufacturing is more sustainable with lasers with green wavelength

Hoffmann Group to offer Iscar products throughout Europe

Flexxbotics adds compatibility for Hurco, Siemens, Heidenhain

Okuma to focus on innovation and sustainability in its 125th year

Tesla is suing a large gas station operator for right to install charging stations

Efficient high-speed cutting at 30k

PFERD’s CC-Grind Robust: Revolutionising metal fabrication processes with its extreme stock removal rate, improved efficiency and comfortable operation

TaeguTec has introduced Multi-L-Turn and Win-Turn products for turning

Hexagon halves quality inspection cycles and enables flexible manufacturing with the Presto robotic inspection cell

Kennametal has recently launched eight new metal cutting products

Open Mind introduces new Hypermill functions for mould making

Secure and high-quality aluminium threading with next-generation Sandvik CoroTap 100 and CoroTap 400

Hurco’s VC500i 5-axis cantilever machining center

Reaching new heights with OSG’s P-OIL-CXPF carbide forming tap for through and blind holes

InnovMetric releases PolyWorks 2023 3D metrology digital ecosystem for manufacturing organisations

Iscar Multi-Master concave radius disc-type milling heads

Greater efficiency thanks to digital assistance systems in machine tools from the United Grinding Group

Struers launches Xmatic, one of the world’s first fully automated grinding and polishing solutions