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African Fusion March 2019

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African Fusion March 2019

ESAB is featured on our first cover for 2019, with hardfacing solutions from its Stoody and EWAC acquisitions the focus of the ESAB cover story.

In the SAIW section of the magazine, we attend the SAIW hosted fracture and fatigue seminar by professor Adolf Hobbacher; and talk to Mark Digby about the Institute’s new phased array NDT course.

The technical paper comes from Sheffield University, where observations of novel weld-pool activity during TIG welding in the 300 to 1 000 A range have been observed.

Our SAIW member profile comes from Hlakani Engineering and we include industry success stories from Cosmo Engineering at Tsipe Engineering; Afrox and its shielding gases; Castolin Eutectic; and Babcock, which is celebrating 25 years for its fabrication facility.

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African Fusion: Latest News

EXELTOP adds value to Tru-Trac processes

Published: 20 March 2019

Air Liquide presents a success story from Tru-Trac®, a user of its Arcal shielding gas range, which uses gas cylinders fitted with the integrated EXELTOP pressure and flow regulation solution.

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African Castolin Eutectic licence agreement secured

Published: 20 March 2019

Following the signing of a technology transfer and licence agreement with wear coatings solutions specialist, Castolin Eutectic, Hlakani Engineering is bringing wear plate manufacturing and vertical rolling mill refurbishment capabilities...

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Babcock: fabricating in SA for 25 years

Published: 20 March 2019

November 2018 marked 25 years for Babcock’s fabricating facility as it celebrated providing fabrication and a full range of specialised support services to Africa’s power generation and metallurgical industries. David...

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Shielding gas: the GMAW solution optimiser

Published: 20 March 2019

African Fusion talks to Afrox’s Johann Pieterse and Arnold Meyer about shielding gas choices: the ultimate differentiator when optimising gas metal arc (GMAW) and flux-cored arc welding (FCAW) processes using...

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Low cost air plasma system transforms steel fabricator

Published: 20 March 2019

African Fusion visits the fabrication facilities of Tsipe Engineering near Rosslyn in Pretoria North and talks to the company’s MD, Martin Krebs, about his investment in a Torchmate 4800 air...

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A feasibility study comparing two commercial TIG welding machines for deep penetration

Published: 20 March 2019

by R French, W Yeadon, G Kapellmann-Zafra and H Marin-Reyes This paper – from the IIW 2018 International Conference hosted by the Indonesian Welding Society on 19 and 20 July 2018...

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Hlakani: Differentiated by weld-quality management

Published: 20 March 2019

African Fusion profiles ISO 3834-certified Hlakani Engineering, and talks to sales director Gerhard Holtshauzen about the company’s successes and future outlook.

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Phased array NDT for rapid detection and repair

Published: 20 March 2019

Following a visit from The German Society for Non-Destructive Testing (DGZfP), the body that coordinates NDT activities in Germany, SAIW is now gearing up to offer training in phased array...

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SAIW hosts fracture and fatigue seminar

Published: 20 March 2019

Professor Adolf Hobbacher from the University of Applied Sciences in Wilhelmshaven, Germany presented a series of SAIW-hosted fracture and fatigue seminars during February 2019. African Fusion presents some of his...

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Hardfacing solutions for maximum uptime and longer equipment life

Published: 20 March 2019

In light of the global acquisition by ESAB of India-based EWAC Alloys, Chris Eibl talks about the expanded range of preventive maintenance, repair and wear-related solutions now available from ESAB...

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Sean’s comment March 2019

Published: 20 March 2019

In this month's comment, Sean Blake tells us that welding for the future is a key focus for 2019 and the SAIW is very proud to have completed the SAIW...

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Welder training on a whole new level

Published: 03 December 2018

Lincoln Electric’s latest VRTEX® virtual reality arc welding trainers, which now also include a dual user option and TIG process capabilities, among other improvements, provide a more powerful than ever...

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Air Products opens state-of-the-art DA facility

Published: 03 December 2018

African Fusion attends the launch of Air Products’ new R90-million Dissolved Acetylene plant in Midvaal and takes the tour with plant manager, Anton Grobbelaar.

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Hardfacing cored wires for ultimate protection

Published: 03 December 2018

Jürgen Tuchtfeld of voestalpine Böhler Welding talks about UTP’s AF ROBOTIC seamless hardfacing wires.

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A 360° integrated TIG-welding solution for welding at heights

Published: 03 December 2018

Afrox has developed a forward-looking gas delivery solution for TIG welders working at heights on high-integrity pipework. African Fusion talks to the development team: Arnold Meyer, Roberto Dionisio, and Johann...

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eNtsa: Innovation through engineering

Published: 03 December 2018

African Fusion visits eNtsa, the internationally recognised research and innovation hub and engagement institute within Nelson Mandela University, and talks to its director, Danie Hattingh. 

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Anderson Engineering: 60 years of engineering excellence

Published: 03 December 2018

African Fusion profiles Anderson Engineering, a specialist fabricator in stainless steel and the 2018 winner of the Sassda Stainless Steel award in the Agro-Processing, Food and Beverage Category. 

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SAIW celebrates 70th milestone

Published: 03 December 2018

The 70th Annual Dinner of the SAIW was held at Emperors Place on Friday September 7 with two new awards introduced to reflect the rising importance of ISO 3834 certification...

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Sean’s comment December 2018

Published: 03 December 2018

Following the Philip Doubell Memorial Lecture at the Eskom Academy of Learning in October, Sean Blake reflects on Philip’s life and his groundbreaking work as part of the development team...

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Today’s technology: Arc Torchology: a most powerful TIG torch range

Published: 04 September 2018

Arc Torchology has released its New Arc T range of TIG torches, which offer maximised performance with minimum possible weight.

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Calibration essential for accurate, safe and traceable NDT

Published: 04 September 2018

Yvette Volschenk of H. Rohloff highlights the importance of calibrating NDT equipment.

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Welding automation solutions: essential for growth

Published: 04 September 2018

African Fusion talks to Petrus Pretorius of Cosmo Industrial about Lincoln Electric automation solutions.

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Lasting connections: filler materials for welding pipelines

Published: 04 September 2018

Robert Bischof of voestalpine Böhler Welding discusses consumable selections for pipeline use.

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TOPTIG offers TIG quality with MIG productivity

Published: 04 September 2018

This article introduces TOPTIG, which enables welding speeds associated with MIG/MAG with the typical quality of a TIG weld.

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SAIW support for the modern welding industry

Published: 04 September 2018

African Fusion talks to SAIW Technical Services manager, Riaan Loots, about some new services now available from The Institute and the need for the welding industry to be open to...

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Sean’s comment August 2018

Published: 04 September 2018

Sean Blake celebrates SAIW’s platinum anniversary and reflects on the reasons for the Institute’s longevity. 

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Front cover story: Premium welding products enable rapid growth

Published: 04 September 2018

African Fusion talks to ESAB South Africa’s MD, Chris Eibl, about using premium products to reduce the cost per kg of deposited weld metal.

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Robotics industry takes on cycling challenge

Published: 09 July 2018

The Robotics Division of YASKAWA Southern Africa (YSA) is taking on the Berg & Bush Cycling Challenge from October 9 to 11, 2018.

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ESAB acquisitions accelerate technology leadership

Published: 18 June 2018

In its quest to boost its welding technology portfolio, ESAB Welding & Cutting Products completed several acquisitions in the past years, including TBi Industries (2017) and Sandvik Welding (February 2018)...

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ISOARC: the quality local electrode brand

Published: 18 June 2018

African Fusion visits the ISO 9001 2015-certified consumable manufacturing facility of Thuthuka welding, the local producer of ISOARC SMAW welding electrodes, and talks to the company’s MD, Matthew Dudley.

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SHARK plasma cutting equipment introduced into SA

Published: 18 June 2018

Argon Arc Welding Supplies, exclusive distributors for Hyundai and CEA consumables and CEA welding equipment in South Africa, is launching the CEA range of SHARK plasma cutting equipment into the...

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Extracting lasting benefits from the skills levy

Published: 18 June 2018

African Fusion talks to Lezann Louw, head of training at the Cosmo Training Academy, about the value and importance of skills training and how industry can use the skills development...

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Metal spray solution for hydro pump turbine

Published: 18 June 2018

A coating solution from Surcotec extends the Labyrinth seal casing life span and saves costs for Eskom’s Palmiet Hydro installation.

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NAMPO: an annual welding bonanza for farmers

Published: 18 June 2018

African Fusion visits Afrox’s NAMPO stand in Bothaville and talks to Johan Pieterse and Brett Cameron about welding solutions for the farming community. 

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Mechanised and automated TIG welding The zero risk, zero defects approach

Published: 18 June 2018

Polysoude presents its innovative, customer-focused solutions with its mechanised and automated TIG welding technology – a technology that has the power to weld tube, pipe and tube sheet applications, capable...

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Quality advantages from double-coated electrodes

Published: 18 June 2018

Alain Laurent, business developer for Lincoln Electric’s Oerlikon brand, highlights the advantages of Tenacito double-coated SMAW electrodes.

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Title: Editor
Name: Peter Middleton
Email: peterm@crown.co.za
Phone: (011) 622 4770
Fax: (011) 615 6108

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Name: Helen Couvaras
Email: helencou@crown.co.za
Phone: (011) 622 4770
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