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African Fusion June 2018 contentsFront cover story: Connected store for onsite supply of gases and hardgoods: African Fusion talks to Mwali Kawawa, the 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 welding store. Read more...

Sean’s comment: Sean Blake argues for a highly skilled workforce as the only way to sustain the manufacturing and fabrication industries. Read more...

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70 years on: the SAIW president looks back: In the year of its 70th anniversary, current SAIW president, Morris Maroga, takes a look at how far the Institute has progressed since 1948. Read more...

NDT challenges relating to new materials, health and life extension projects: Presenting at the NDT Conference hosted by SAINT earlier this year, Tony Paterson highlights the need for adopting new approaches to NDT in response to new materials and new operational imperatives. Click to read in the online magazine...

Laser-MIG hybrid welding of thick-section titanium TC4 alloy: This paper presents research from the Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) on the welding of thick section TC4 titanium alloy materials using Laser-MIG hybrid welding. Click to read in the online magazine...

Aeroswift: a large-scale powder bed fusion AM system: Hardus Greyling of the CSIR and Marius Vermeulen from Aerosud Innovation and Training talk about Aeroswift, an R&D project involving the development of one of the largest laser-based additive manufacturing (AM) machines in the world. Read more...

Welding to meet sanitary standards: African Fusion talks to Air Products’ Sean Young, about the fabrication of surfaces and piping for hygienic handling of food and beverage products. Read more...

Mechanised and automated TIG welding: Polysoude presents its innovative, customer-focused solutions with its mechanised and automated TIG welding technology. Click to read in the online magazine...

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

NAMPO: an annual welding bonanza for farmers: African Fusion visits Afrox’s NAMPO stand in Bothaville and talks to Johan Pieterse and Brett Cameron about welding solutions for the farming community. Read more...

Metal spray solution for hydro pump turbine: A coating solution from Surcotec extends the Labyrinth seal casing life span and saves costs for Eskom’s Palmiet Hydro installation. Read more...

Extracting lasting benefits from the skills levy: 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 levy to grow and transform their businesses. Read more...

Fibre lasers and extended loaders combine for maximum productivity: Bystronic’s ByStar fibre laser and ByTrans loader from First Cut offer a warp-speed productivity combination. Click to read in the online magazine...

SHARK plasma cutting equipment introduced into SA:  Argon Arc Welding Supplies is launching the CEA range of SHARK plasma cutting equipment into the local market. Read more...

ISOARC: the quality local electrode brand: African Fusion visits the ISO 9001 2015-certified consumable manufacturing facility of Thuthuka welding, the local producer of ISOARC SMAW welding electrodes. Read more...

ESAB acquisitions accelerate technology leadership: 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 (2018). Read more...

Fronius’ practical, powerful and quiet new TIG series. Click to read in the online magazine...

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