African Fusion

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

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.

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 local market. Andy Chrysanthou highlights some key features of the range. 

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.

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

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

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 of withstanding severe mechanical stress, absorbing high dynamic loads and providing corrosion resistance.

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

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 and beverage products.

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 in the world. 

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

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

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 welding store. 

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 the metal-cored arc welding process.

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.

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 wires, either copper-coated or copper-free with AST (advanced surface technology).

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 procurement, recruitment and skills development recognition points, along with SETA approval for training grants against the Skills Levy.

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 using modern GMAW solutions such as Miller’s PipeWorx welding system.

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 steel (HYSS).

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