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Modular drill platform now machines stainless steel, super alloys

WIDIA has announced the release of a new MS geometry insert for the brand’s best-selling TOP DRILL Modular X (TDMX) drill. With the MS geometry...

Time running out to enter M&E industry awards

THE Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa is calling on companies in the Metals and Engineering (M&E) industry to submit their entries...

4IR a huge opportunity for African manufacturing

AFRICA has to an extent missed out on the opportunity for large scale industrialisation given that many of the conditions that allowed for industrialisation...

Move to boost welding sector’s tech cred

THE Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) and the CSIR have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will see the two organisations...

Fluid power merger bearing fruits

MACSTEEL’s June 2020 merger of two of its business units – Fluid Control and Pipes, Fitting and Flanges – into Macsteel Fluid Control is...

Partnerships needed to tackle artisanal and engineering skills shortage

THE Critical Skills List recently released by the Department of Home Affairs for public comment is indicative of South Africa’s failure to close the...

Spindle screw pumps SEIM like a great idea

BMG – exclusive distributor of SEIM screw pumps throughout Africa – supplies and supports the full range of SEIM spindle screw pumps, flow meters...

SA steel industry on the ‘brink of implosion’

LOCAL steel manufacturer Duferco Steel Processing raised the red flag over the local steel industry, saying its imminent collapse is one fateful step closer. Managing...

Course aims to tackle shortage of skilled NDT managers

THE Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) is gearing up to present its internationally recognised non-destructive testing (NDT) Level 3 Workshop in March 2021...

Oxygen shortage hits industrial production

IN recent weeks, there have been news reports of the high demand for medical oxygen putting significant pressure on oxygen suppliers and affecting industrial...

Automaker announces new passenger model vehicle for Durban plant

IN what promises to be a huge shot in the arm to the Covid-battered KwaZulu-Natal economy, Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) recently confirmed plans...

Economic uptick good news for M&E sector

THE Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) has welcomed the uptick in economic activity, as reflected in the positive GDP growth...

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Freight body ‘dismayed’ as cyber-attack cripples ports

THE Road Freight Association (RFA) has voiced its dismay and grave concern at the recent cyber-attack on Transnet which caused crippling delays and disruptions...

Insurer pledges R10 million to rebuild SMEs following riots

OLD Mutual Insure says it is working around the clock to finalise looting-related claims – which it is mandated to handle on behalf of...

Big rebrand for top civils stable of companies

OSBORN Engineered Products, a leading manufacturer of specialised equipment for asphalt road building, aggregate processing and concrete production has unified under the new global...

N3 upgrades on track says roads agency

CONSTRUCTION work on the upgrade of N3 from the Cato Ridge Interchange to the northern end of the Dardanelles Cutting started on 14 April...

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Freight body ‘dismayed’ as cyber-attack cripples ports

THE Road Freight Association (RFA) has voiced its dismay and grave concern at the recent cyber-attack on Transnet which caused crippling delays and disruptions...

Insurer pledges R10 million to rebuild SMEs following riots

OLD Mutual Insure says it is working around the clock to finalise looting-related claims – which it is mandated to handle on behalf of...

Big rebrand for top civils stable of companies

OSBORN Engineered Products, a leading manufacturer of specialised equipment for asphalt road building, aggregate processing and concrete production has unified under the new global...

N3 upgrades on track says roads agency

CONSTRUCTION work on the upgrade of N3 from the Cato Ridge Interchange to the northern end of the Dardanelles Cutting started on 14 April...