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African Fusion June 2017 front coverFront cover story: Rental and industrial offerings enhance affordability

In order to better help SMEs, farmers, industrial workshops and fabricators, from large to small, to succeed in the leaner economy, Afrox has added several new cost-effective products to its Afrox Industrial range and launched a new rental service for its premium Miller brand. African Fusion talks to Dewald Bodenstein, the product manager for arc equipment at Afrox. Read more....

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African Fusion: Latest News

Fluxofil, Fluxocord and the seamless advantage

Published: 05 July 2017

African Fusion’s Peter Middleton talks to country business developer, Eduardo Poblete of Air Liquide Welding France about Oerlikon seamless cored wires for flux-cored (FCAW) and submerged arc (SAW) welding.

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Sean’s comment June 2017

Published: 29 June 2017

Harold Jansen and I were recently in Vienna for the EN/ISO 9712 International Conference for Certification and Standardisation in NDT, along with the ICNDT Working Group 1 meeting. The EN/ISO...

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Sparking skills: QCTO artisan welder training

Published: 29 June 2017

Following four years of CHIETA-funded planning and curriculum development work, the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) has released a new artisan-training programme for welders that is now ready...

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Advanced orbital TIG welding arrives in SA

Published: 29 June 2017

Having become the southern African distributor for Polysoude orbital welding systems, Renttech SA held an orbital welding open day at its Secunda branch. African Fusion’s Peter Middleton attends and talks...

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Optimising SAW deposition rates using Long Stick Out

Published: 29 June 2017

At an SAIW evening meeting earlier this year, Thulani Mngomezulu, technical manager at Lincoln Electric South Africa, presented a talk about submerged arc welding and highlighted a simple and cost...

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Sky Hill boldly expands local capability

Published: 28 June 2017

African Fusion’s Peter Middleton visits Hydra Arc’s Sky Hill engineering, fabrication and machining facilities in Secunda and talks to engineering manager Ewan Huisamen and Gert Swanepoel, the superintendent of the...

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Cost per part fabrication solutions

Published: 28 June 2017

At Machine Tools Africa during May, global laser and bending specialist, Bystronic, represented in South Africa by First Cut, presented its holistic approach for fabricators. African Fusion talks to Bystronic’s...

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Nexelia – gas solutions for laser welding

Published: 28 June 2017

As part of the Nexelia offering for automotive and metal fabrication, Air Liquide has developed a unique set of proprietary nozzles for modern laser welding processes. African Fusion finds out...

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Rental and industrial offering enhance affordability

Published: 28 June 2017

In order to better help SMEs, farmers, industrial workshops and fabricators from large to small to succeed in the leaner economy, Afrox has added several new cost-effective products to its...

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Modern industrial spot welding solutions

Published: 27 March 2017

Yaskawa has developed a compact and flexible system for high-speed robot-based spot welding. The modular solution comprises a cell with positioner and two spot welding robots; particularly lightweight spot welding...

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Sean’s comment March 2017

Published: 27 March 2017

The WorldSkills SA competition was held in Durban last month and we are very pleased with the organisation of the event and the results. Philippus Terblanche, who won our SAIW...

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WorldSkills SA and the new approach to artisan training

Published: 27 March 2017

African Fusion talks to SAIW’s Etienne Nell about the WorldSkills SA Welding competition and the breakthrough progress being made in South Africa with respect to artisan training and trade tests.

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Next generation inspectors qualify

Published: 27 March 2017

At SAIW’s first presentation dinner for 2017, 132 diplomas were awarded to successful students on SAIW Welding Inspection and IIW Welding Specialist, Technologist and Engineer courses. African Fusion reports.

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In conversation with SAIW’s president

Published: 27 March 2017

African Fusion talks to SAIW president Morris Maroga about his career, his outlook for the welding industry in South Africa and his ideas about a different approach to skills development.

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Plant maintenance - An early NDT perspective

Published: 27 March 2017

In this new column from South Africa’s Institute for NDT, SAINT, president Keith Cain remembers the early days of shut-downs and RTS projects and draws some lessons about the importance...

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Advanced training solutions: from virtual to real welding

Published: 27 March 2017

Following the proven success of the VRTEX® virtual training solution, Lincoln Electric is launching its REALWELD® training system into South Africa, a monitoring and live coaching system designed to monitor...

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HC Heat Exchangers exceeds challenging requirements

Published: 27 March 2017

Based on an assessment carried out on December 1, 2016, HC Heat Exchangers’ workshop in Elandsfontein, Gauteng, was certified under the IIW Manufacturer Certification Scheme for the management of quality...

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ESAB expands regional support

Published: 27 March 2017

African Fusion talks to ESAB’s regional product support team: Keith Saunders, who is responsible for standard equipment, automation and engineering; Brett Cameron, process specialist responsible for welding consumables and manual...

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FlexArc: a new generation welding cell

Published: 27 March 2017

Optimal productivity requires welding equipment that combines effective operation with maximum cost-efficiency. Modular and modern standardised robot cells such as ABB’s FlexArc® are an established way of raising quality and...

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Thierry Pimi: Cummins Southern Africa’s new MD

Published: 03 December 2016

In support of short and long term African growth, Cummins Southern Africa has appointed Thierry Pimi as managing director. Pimi is now responsible for the leadership, operations and strategic direction...

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Yaskawa’s ‘on-the-fly’ fibre laser robotic welding system

Published: 30 November 2016

Having been awarded the seat-manufacturing contract for the next-generation VW Polo, Adient Pasdec is investing in a significant upgrade to its manufacturing facility in Port Elizabeth.

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Women in NDT: A day of inspiration

Published: 30 November 2016

On October 14 at the CSIR, the Southern African Institute of NDT (SAINT) organised a day of inspiration for women to both celebrate the success of women in the NDT...

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Kelvion: SA’s heat transfer and cooling plant pioneer

Published: 30 November 2016

Earlier this year, GEA Aircooled Systems and GEA Nilenca became Kelvion Thermal Solutions and Kelvion Services, respectively. African Fusion visits the Roodekop premises of the two adjacent companies and talks...

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Jim Guild – A tribute from SAIW

Published: 30 November 2016

Jim Guild, winner of the SAIW Gold Medal Award for 2016, is one of the most deserving Gold Medal winners in the Institute’s history. This highly successful organisation owes its...

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SAIW 68th Annual Dinner and Awards

Published: 30 November 2016

The 68th SAIW Annual Dinner and Awards Presentation was held on September 23 at the Gold Reef City Casino Convention Centre. Compèred by Bongani Nxumalo with entertainment by Coda Africa...

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Twin pack welder/generators for rugged on-site power

Published: 30 November 2016

At Electra Mining Africa 2016, Renttech SA debuted its new Uniarc Twinpro twin pack welder/generator with two 300/400 A welding units, 30 kVA three-phase power and two 6.0 kVA, 230 V power...

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Advanced high deposition rate submerged-arc welding

Published: 30 November 2016

African Fusion attends Lincoln Electric’s Welding Technology Centre open day and reports on the company’s high deposition rate submerged-arc welding process.

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Consumable specialist transforms market strategy

Published: 30 November 2016

African Fusion talks to Tim Sivewright, general manager for the Welding division at Böhler Uddeholm Africa, voestalpine Böhler Welding Group’s South African distribution partner.

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Sigma2, Sigma Galaxy ­and Pi – the new generation

Published: 30 November 2016

African Fusion visits Air Liquide’s stand at Electra Mining and highlights the novel Migatronic range of welding equipment now available through the company’s subsidiary, Weld-Cut, Southern Africa.

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Afrox unveils R60-million KZN investment

Published: 30 November 2016

On 21 September 2016, Afrox unveiled a new flagship facility in Riverhorse Valley, Durban North, a filling and engineering services hub that represents an investment of more than R60-million. African...

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High speed robotic spot welding

Published: 23 August 2016

Yaskawa’s Robot-based spot welding system with two 7-axis units: an all-in-one solution.

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Nuclear and railway fabrication: the French way

Published: 23 August 2016

SAIW executive director Sean Blake shares experiences of his visit to France, where he toured the Chalon Saint-Marcel manufacturing plant of Areva Heavy Equipment before visiting Alstom Transport in Le...

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Advancing NDT as a profession in South Africa

Published: 23 August 2016

At the launch of South African Institute for Non-destructive Testing’s (SAINT) bi-annual Yearbook, African Fusion talks to current president, Keith Cain about advancing the creditability and professionalism of NDT in...

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SPE takes on railway fabrication opportunities

Published: 23 August 2016

African Fusion visits the Roodepoort facilities of Stainless Precision Engineering (SPE) and talks to Reginald Diedericks, the responsible welding coordinator and technical quality manager, about the company’s ISO 3834 quality...

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Modern tank farm construction using EGW and AGW processes

Published: 23 August 2016

African Fusion talks to Jannie Bronkhorst of Renttech about tank farm construction using mechanised submerged arc, automatic girth (AGW) and electrogas welding (EGW) processes.

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Rapid-X welding process technology

Published: 23 August 2016

New Rapid-XTM welding process technology from Lincoln Electric has been shown to improve welding productivity for stainless steel process pipe, increasing welding speed by 15% while reducing heat input by...

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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
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