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Metalworking & Fabrication

Firm reports on successful global turnkey projects

26th April 2024 With the promise that its customised transfer point solutions will always perform to expectations, transfer chute technology provider Weba Chute Systems tackles its turnkey projects in a highly systematic and controlled manner. The company has successfully carried out more than 25 turnkey... 

New cable carriers ideal for harsh conditions

26th April 2024 Tsubaki chain, power transmission and motion control products distributor BMG supplies and supports Tsubaki Kabelschlepp cable carriers that have been developed to withstand operation in many industries, including highly corrosive environments. “The Kabelschlepp solution is ideally suited for use... 

The abive image depicts the BMG Kabelschlepp cable carrier installation
Photo by BMG
PERFECTLY SIZED The design of the heavy-duty steel and corrosion-resistant stainless steel Tsubaki Kabelschlepp range allows for increased unsupported lengths and large additional loads without sagging, when perfectly sized to the application

Fabricator offers one-stop solution

By: Lynne Davies     26th April 2024 Turnkey steel service centre Fargo Steel Fabrication aims to streamline the complexities that occur during engineered projects by eliminating the need for companies or individuals to utilise multiple service providers to complete a project. “With our team of highly-skilled individuals, we have... 

The above image depicts Fargo Steel Fabrication’s recently purchased Amanda Tube Laser has allowed the company to enter new markets, with the constant purchase of new machinery diversifying its capabilities, benefitting clients and markets
MARKET DIVERSITY The Amanda Tube Laser has allowed the company to enter new markets, with the constant purchase of new machinery diversifying its capabilities, benefiting clients and markets

Producer’s branch targets safety critical applications

28th April 2023 According to steel fabricator Macsteel Special Steels Bright Bar in Meyerton, Gauteng, a division of Macsteel South Africa, its Bright Bar range has been created for safety critical applications. “A hot-rolled black bar, obtained from a producer mill, is converted with a drawing or peeling... 

a grey scale image of various configurations of Bright bar ready for dispatch
BRIGHT FUTURE Bright Bar a business unit of Macsteel supplies its Bright Bar range to local clients, ad has been created for safety critical applications

Partnership shows success

28th April 2023 According to specialised steel engineer and manufacturer Special Steels sales manager Eben van Eeden the relationship between itself and South African cutting, welding and grinding consumables provider First Cut, continues moving from strength to strength. First Cut is the primary supplier of... 

ERP solutions can mitigate industry challenges

By: Sabrina Jardim     29th April 2022 Software development company SYSPRO assists fabrication businesses by providing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions that assist in delivering consistency throughout the value chain, from the initial quote to final product delivery. “The metal fabrication industry is largely in survival... 

An image depicting sparks flying out a machine head
INNOVATION IS KEY Owing to the challenges facing the metal fabrication industry, businesses are having to become increasingly tech-savvy, agile, flexible, responsive and customer-centric

Fasteners, bearings and welding equipment all within supplier’s ambit

By: Sabrina Jardim     29th April 2022 Fasteners, bearings and welding products and equipment are relevant for the metal fabrication sector, which is built on cutting metal and welding it. If metal cannot be bolted together with fasteners, then it can be welded together, 

An image depicting the WAAM 3D printing process for metal
WAAM The WAAM 3D Printing for Metal: Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing with Cold Metal Transfer (CMT) from Fronius

Merger results in beneficial services

By: Sabrina Jardim     29th April 2022 Abrasives supplier First Cut and gas safety training and equipment company Gas Safety International’s (GSI’s) aim - through their merger of interests – is to mitigate the challenges in the metal fabrication industry through increased value proposition, welding training and safety expertise. These... 

An image depicting a smiling man wearing a red shirt and black vest
ANDREW POOLE The merger with GSI enables First Cut to offer customers welding safety consulting, analysis and assessments, which has strengthened the company’s welding division

Covid clouds metal fabrications industry

By: Nadine Ramdass     23rd April 2021 The Covid-19 pandemic has had a ripple effect on the metal fabrications industry, resulting in low investment, job losses and a decrease in opportunities and development, among other challenges, says structural, mechanical and welding engineering provider New Age Engineering Solutions operational... 

Shadow Work
New Age Engineering Solutions prioritises skills development
Shadow Work New Age Engineering Solutions prioritises skills development

Investment needed to revive industry

By: Nadine Ramdass     23rd April 2021 South African metal fabricators and government have to invest in the industry to compete with cheap imports from countries such as China, says valve manufacturer Dynamic Fluid Control executive director and COO Mlungisi Cele. Although there is demand for metal fabricators, owing to construction... 

Mlungisi Cele 
Only locally manufactured products should qualify as local content
Mlungisi Cele Only locally manufactured products should qualify as local content

4IR key to advanced NDT service

By: Tracy Hancock     2nd October 2020 The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is an extremely significant focus for material testing and inspection services specialist Dekra Industrial because the collection and interpretation of data plays a vital role in forecasting, strategic growth and decision-making in organisations. While... 

GRUDGE PURCHASE
Some of South African metal fabricators only undertaking non-destructive testing to ensure that they are fabrication- and design-code compliant
GRUDGE PURCHASE Some of South African metal fabricators only undertaking non-destructive testing to ensure that they are fabrication- and design-code compliant

Safety up but costs hamper industry uptake

By: Tracy Hancock     2nd October 2020 Safety is improving in the local metal fabrication sector as more companies realise the importance of having stricter safety protocols in place, says local blades and electrodes manufacturer, and cutting consumables and capital equipment supplier First Cut machine division GM Anthony Lezar. “Some... 

TICKING THE BOX
Some companies are putting only the bare minimum in place to ensure safety within their manufacturing processes
TICKING THE BOX Some companies are putting only the bare minimum in place to ensure safety within their manufacturing processes

Lonmin killings hurt SA as mining destination

10th September 2012 The violence that erupted near South Africa’s third-largest platinum producer Lonmin’s Marikana mine, in which over 44 people were killed this week, has dealt another blow to the country’s already struggling platinum industry. On Thursday, 34 striking workers were killed and 78 injured in a... 

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