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Philippa Levenberg

Composition of aluminium lends itself to different welding approach

12th June 2009 The effective fabrication of welded aluminium products demands a substantive level of meticulousness and competence on the part of the welder, as compared with steel fabrication, owing to aluminium’s composition, says Aluminium Federation of South Africa (AFSA) aluminium specialist Dr Tony... 

Welding industry careers coveted among youth

12th June 2009 The Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) reports that it has experienced an increase of about 20% in student enrolment, and as much as 75% in fields, such as welding inspecting, in the last 12 months.  

Technical training centre commits to bridging the welding skills gap

12th June 2009 A permanent technical training centre has been established at Crown Mines, in Johannesburg, to assist South African companies in bridging the skills gap.  

New machine to benefit
local fabricators

12th June 2009 Dished-ends manufacturer Tank Ends Engineering installed a R5-million three-dimensional (3D) computer numeric controlled (CNC) robotic profiler machine at its factory in Booysens, Johannesburg, in May this year.  

Process development service tackles welding capacity shortages

12th June 2009 Gases and welding company Afrox has introduced a welding- and cutting-process development service aimed at enabling South African industry to overcome critical skills and capacity shortages.  

Welding equipment firm completes installations

12th June 2009 Babcock Industrial, a welding division of energy, process and construction industry supplier Babcock Brands, reports that it has completed two big welding-system installations for large ongoing power and petrochemicals projects.

Global mining company pilots water-management scheme

5th June 2009 Diversified mining group Xstrata South Africa (XCSA) has developed an integrated groundwater resource management plan (IGRMP) that will ensure sustainability and environmental compliance in ground water management at its South African mining operations.  

Daily podcast – May 29, 2009

29th May 2009 In today's podcast: diamond prices and sales appear to be stabilising; and South African mineworkers would face even harsher times over in the coming months as job losses were expected to accelerate in the next quarter. 

R15-m programme will help produce 80 000 artisans

29th May 2009 The National Tooling Initiative (NTI), which is aimed at rehabilitating and growing the South African tool, die and mouldmaking (TDM) industry, pre-apprenticeship programme aims to assist, in producing about 80 000 qualified artisans at the basic, core and specialised skills level over the next... 

Computerised permanent marking system enters 
local market

29th May 2009 Marking and identification solutions company Traceability Solutions has introduced a computerised permanent-marking system, in the form of a two-dimensional (2D) data matrix code, through its US-based agency, Telesis.  

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