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African Fusion August 2018

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African Fusion August 2018We talk to ESAB South Africa’s Chris Eibl for our cover story and the company’s distinctive yellow colour and logo decorate the August cover. Welding automation and modern technology feature in several articles: SAIW’s Riaan Loots talks about the industry opening up to modern technology, we feature the TOPTIG process for robotic and automated welding, and Cosmo Industrial’s Petrus Pretorius presents some of Lincoln Electric’s automation solutions. Also featured are articles from voestalpine Böhler Welding, H.Rohloff, Fronius, Fabcon Steel, Babcock and Thermaspray. And new powerful TIG Torch from Arc Torchology makes the Today’s technology page.

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African Fusion: Latest News

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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Welding to meet sanitary standards

Published: 18 June 2018

African Fusion talks to Air Products’ welding gas specialist, Sean Young, about the products and services offered for the fabrication of surfaces and piping for the hygienic handling of food...

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Aeroswift: a large-scale powder bed fusion AM system

Published: 18 June 2018

Hardus Greyling of South Africa’s CSIR and Marius Vermeulen from Aerosud, talk about Aeroswift, an R&D project involving the development of one of the largest laser-based additive manufacturing (AM) machines...

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70 years on: the SAIW president looks back

Published: 18 June 2018

In the year of 70th anniversary, current SAIW president, Morris Maroga, takes a look at how far the Institute has progressed since 1948.

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Sean's Comment: June 2018

Published: 18 June 2018

Sean Blake argues for a highly skilled workforce as the only way to sustain the manufacturing and fabrication industries.

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Connected store for onsite supply of gases and hardgoods

Published: 18 June 2018

African Fusion talks to Mwali Kawawa, Air Liquide’s new Welding and Cutting manager and Rolf Schluep, Packaged Gas business manager for Air Liquide in South Africa about its new container-based...

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Laser-sealed cored wire from Böhler Welding

Published: 27 March 2018

With the worldwide introduction of its innovative laser-sealed cored wires during Schweissen & Schneiden 2017 in Germany, filler metal specialist Böhler Welding marked a new milestone in the evolution of...

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Yaskawa remains among top 100 innovators

Published: 27 March 2018

For the third year in a row, Yaskawa technology group is in the list of Top 100 Global Innovators, an accolade that recognises the world’s most innovative companies.

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Purus: a wire that cleans up after itself

Published: 27 March 2018

ESAB has released a next-generation range of ultra-clean 70S-6 GMAW welding wires that promise to keep welders welding and robots running. Called Purus, the range includes G3Si1 and G4Si1 solid...

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Cosmo: doing the business the South African way

Published: 27 March 2018

In response the transformational agenda in South Africa, Cosmo Industrial has introduced a range of consultancy, training and admin services to make it easier for its clients to earn local...

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Towards acceptance for advanced pipe welding

Published: 27 March 2018

African Fusion talks to Arnold Meyer, Afrox’s applications development manager and an IIW Welding Engineer, about his determined efforts to achieve acceptance in South Africa for advanced pipe welding processes...

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Cold cracking, consumables and high yield strength steels

Published: 27 March 2018

Alain Laurent, business developer and welding metallurgist for Lincoln Electric’s Oerlikon brand of welding consumables, talks to African Fusion about the company’s consumable range for welding modern high yield strength...

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QCTO apprenticeships and the dual system

Published: 27 March 2018

SAIW, through the SAIW Foundation, will commit R1.5-million over two years to subsidise 20 welding apprentices on a QCTO pilot training programme. It is now seeking industrial partners willing to...

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Light duty CNC cutting and the SMME opportunity

Published: 27 March 2018

Lincoln Electric, through Cosmo Automation Solutions, has officially launched its light duty Torchmate CNC air plasma cutting system into South Africa – with immediate success. African Fusion talks to Pierre...

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NDT today: through my looking glass

Published: 27 March 2018

At the NDT Conference hosted by SAINT on the occasion of its 50th anniversary, Manfred Johannes highlights challenges facing the industry and suggests some new directions for a more modern...

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Sean’s comment March 2018

Published: 27 March 2018

Sean Blake appeals for the new leadership in Government and SEOs to announce new infrastructure projects so that the welding and fabrication industry does not lose momentum and skills.

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Afrox and POPUP establish welder training centre

Published: 27 March 2018

Afrox, in partnership with non-profit upliftment organizations, POPUP, has established and equipped a 12-bay welding school at the Training Centre in Soshanguve, in 2016.

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Visual Testing: the first line of defence

Published: 29 November 2017

SAIW’s NDT Training Manager Mark Digby talks to African Fusion about the increasingly important role of Visual Testing (VT) and its place as an NDT method in own right.

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Thermal spray coatings and solid particle erosion

Published: 29 November 2017

Jan Lourens, MD of thermal spray coating specialist, Thermaspray, talks about reducing costly erosion damage to components, equipment and systems.

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Record numbers celebrate welding success

Published: 29 November 2017

SAIW held its 69th Annual dinner and Awards on Friday October 20, 2017 at Emperors Palace in Gauteng. With actor Jason Greer as Master of Ceremonies and the Supreme 3...

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