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July 2021

Confidence in African manufacturing growing, but is South Africa missing opportunities?

Growing AM industry shows its true mettle in COVID-19 pandemic

TaeguTec’s new Sfeed-Tec family propels machining into next generation

Blackstone Tek invests in new Hyundai Wia twin spindle dual turret LM 1800TTSY multi-axis turning center to process new order from an Italian OEM

Jachris upgrades machine shop with the introduction of three Leadwell CNC lathes

Anglo American explores 3D printing

B&R Metrology add 3D printers to portfolio

Hi-Tech Machine Tools gets to grip with 5th Axis workholding systems

Mercedes-Benz to invest an additional R3 Billion in East London plant

Ultra Lock install first Modula automated storage and retrieval system

Duncan Macdonald & Co develops environmentally friendly cutting fluid

Grinding Media South Africa makes major investment in melt shop revitalisation to reduce environmental impact

Aditiv Solutions successfully produces first component on South African developed Hyrax metal 3D printer

Knorr-Bremse (South Africa) adds Victor Vturn A20SCV to CNC turning capabilities

First Nissan Navara vehicles to be manufactured in Africa by Africans

Training on the correct and safe use of angle grinder consumables offered at PferdAcademy

Macsteel reaches agreement with DTIC

Patel looking for R200 billion in additional localisation

NASA Engineering SA reaches 40-year milestone

Patience, experience and risk reap the rewards for Mill Turn Engineering

Stainless competence

DMG MORI to build new production plant in Egypt- Africa’s first machine tool factory

EMO Milano 2021- 4 to 9 October 2021

Volvo Cars is first car maker to explore fossil-free steel

BMW unveils new tungsten recycling programme, 60% CO2 emissions cut

Bystronic AG starts trading on the Swiss stock exchange

Hainbuch acquires Vischer & Bolli Automation

Digital platform launches first service to compare prices on robots

Fanuc to supply Ford plant in Cologne with 500 robots

Mercedes-Benz to use green steel in vehicles to reduce its carbon footprint

Hexagon automates complex 6-axis production of large, heavy parts to improve operational efficiency

Kennametal introduces HiPACS for aerospace fastener hole drilling and countersinking in one step

Trumpf presents the new Trulaser series 5000 with intelligent assistance systems

Mazak’s new QTE turning center series: First machines to be equipped with SmoothEz, the latest generation of Mazatrol CNC

Open Mind releases hyperMILL version 2021.2

Precision grinding with Andor – Innovative solutions for your application

Widia introduces M8065HD indexable milling platform for heavy roughing

The latest addition to the Fanuc tabletop robot family has a 14kg payload

Deburring, finishing, slag removal with Timesavers

12kW power added to Amada Ensis fiber laser cutting machines

New thread mills from Gühring