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African Fusion November 2020 cover

The November 2020 issue of African Fusion has an image of Air Liquide’s Connected store on the cover. In the associated cover story, Mwali Kawawa talks about the first commercial deployment of this modern and proudly South African delivery and stock management solution for welding contractors.

SAIW news features the 2019/2020 President’s report from the AGM, a tumultuous year, but one that past-president Morris Maroga suggests offers the Institute an opportunity to re-imagine its future. We also introduce a new SAIW President. Joseph Zinyana, who features again in this month’s SAIW member profile of New Age Engineering Solutions.

African Fusion November 2020 contents pageThe technical paper comes from the BAM-Federal Institute for Material Research and Testing and reports on the use of laser metal deposition on austenite-ferrite ratios of 2205 duplex stainless steel welds.

Industry articles in this issue come Afrox; Babcock Ntuthuko Engineering; TSASA and HTS Coatings; Air Products; ESAB SA; SYSPRO; Fronius, Cosmo Group and Yaskawa.

FEATURES

On the front cover: Connected Store chosen for Project Vulindlela: Mwali Kawawa shares his excitement about the first commercial deployment of Air Liquide’s Connected Store, a modern and proudly South African delivery and stock management solution for welding contractors. Read more…

A message from John Tarboton: SAIW Executive director, John Tarboton, describes the Institutes vision to become the organisation people think of first whenever they encounter a welding-related need or problem. Read more…

President’s report 2020: Time to reimagine the future: SAIW president, Morris Maroga, presents the President’s Report for the unprecedented COVID-19-affected 2019 to 2020 period and urges the Institute to reimagine its future. Read more…

Joseph Zinyana elected SAIW President: African Fusion talks to Joseph Zinyana, who was elected to be SAIW’s new President at the first meeting of the board of directors on September 22, 2020. Read more…

New Age: a transformation success story: African Fusion Profiles New Age Engineering Solutions, one of South Africa’s great success stories with respect to the transformation of welding engineering and fabrication sectors. Read more…

An investigation of cladded buffering on thick duplex plates for laser welding: This paper from last year’s IIW conference in Bratislava investigates the use of laser metal deposition on the austenite- ferrite ratios of 2205 duplex stainless steel welds. Click to read in the online magazine…

Afrox’s Multi-User Pressure Panel: a customer perspective: Following nearly 12 months of onsite use for general overhauls by Hydra-Arc, Afrox’s Multi-User Pressure Panel (MUPP) is now ready for wider industrial deployment. African Fusion talks to Hydra-Arc’s Matthew Alfonso. Read more…

Babcock prevails under pressure: Keagan Naidoo, piping engineering manager at Babcock Ntuthuko Engineering, describes a complex repair project at a power station following a steam pipe rupture. Click to read in the online magazine…

Laser cladding versus thermal spray: This article from HTS Coatings and circulated by the Thermal Spray Association of South Africa (TSASA), compares the advantages and disadvantages of laser cladding and thermal spray coating. Click to read in the online magazine…

Air Products’ DA facility in Midvaal – a successful sustainability model: Anton Grobbelaar, Air Products’ dissolved acetylene (DA) plant manager in Midvaal, talks about the success of the plant's energy efficiency and environmental protection initiatives. Read more…

Effective, economical and versatile cutting solutions: Eugene van Dyk of ESAB SA introduces two recently released innovations: the lightweight and portable ESAB Crossbow HD system, and the new Eagle CS compact CNC cutting machine. Read more…

Cutting costs in the metal fabrication: This article outlines ten ways how SYSPRO’s ERP solutions can help fabricators to optimise their production cycles and cut costs. Read more…

High performance welding at Painco relies on TPS 600i: Rafael Severino of Painco in Brazil describes how productivity has been improved by introducing Fronius’ TPS 600i welding solutions in its automated welding cells. Click to read in the online magazine...

Cosmo introduces CNC LINC-CUT® plasma system: Petrus Pretorius, general manager at Cosmo Industrial, introduces the LINC-CUT® S 1530w plasma cutting system from Lincoln Electric. Read more…

Welding and cutting forum: Product and industry news articles from Kemper; voestAlpine Böhler Welding; Kemppi; and Apex Welding and Safety Screens. Click to read in the online magazine…

Today’s technology: Reducing business SAIW Bulletin board: Colin Brings, Total Customer Support Director at Yaskawa Southern Africa, talks about the uptime advantages of adopting modern robot technology. Read more…

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