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September 2021

Cobots: Start simple, then add complexity

South African influenced eTrack – an integrated manufacturing and production management platform – has the potential to make impact on the manufacturing world

PTD appointed Kennametal distributor

Macsteel Tube & Pipe leads the way for pursuing reinvention

Simmer Engineering invests in CMM capabilities

Celebrating the life of Jim (Hamish) Aikman

Matthew And Son Engineering reach 40-year milestone

Hi-Tech Machine Tools partners with cutting tool manufacturer Fraisa SA

Retrofitting and modernising an ACME vertical boring and turning machine

Special Steels is more than just a buy-cut-sell enterprise

Denel restructuring plan: Contracts with SANDF under threat

Enclosures and DB board manufacturer turns to robotic press brake handling

B&R Metrology to distribute Scantech 3D scanning technologies and equipment and can now offer 3D printing service

South Africa’s trade surplus swells to R57 billion thanks to commodities boom

NewCo acquires Consolidated Steel Industries Proprietary Limited (CSI)

Twiga unveils new armoured personnel carrier

Automotive vehicle production more than doubles, but exports not keeping up

Microns matter – generations of hard work pay off for Progress Precision Engineering

Napoleon Fabrications revolutionises its cutting capabilities

Sandvik acquires Mastercam developers CNC Software

Trumpf and Starmatik agree on strategic partnership for bending machine automation

Schröder Group acquires tool manufacturer SMU

United Grinding presents a world premiere at EMO 2021

Soaring aluminium drives up cost of everything from beer to foil

German VDW raises 2021 production forecast

Desktop Metal acquires ExOne

DMG MORI to continue partnership with Red Bull Racing Honda

Hardinge acquires J.G. Weisser GmbH & Co

BIEMH will come back stronger from 13th to 17th June 2022

Fanuc produces 750 000th robot

Aeva and Nikon to bring 4D LiDAR to metrology markets

Beneficial modularity

Widia introduces M1600 face milling platform suitable for variety of machine conditions and setups

Pferd’s high-performance tools for high-tech industries

Enhanced Mazak Variaxis i-800 Neo efficiently machines multiple workpiece surfaces

Expansion of Iscar’s Mill-4-Feed Line with FFQ4 tools carrying new 9mm inserts

Component alignment at the touch of a button – Open Mind’s hyperMILL Best Fit

The new Victor Vturn-A20Y turning center

TaeguTec’s sleeves for quick and easy setting of Hush-Bore boring bars

New large-capacity Doosan multi-tasking mill-turn machines