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African Fusion March 2022 Cover smallvoestAlpine Böhler Welding Africa is on this issues front cover. For the cover story, Martin Laren, Christo Wiid and Annah Magopa talk about the successful JV in Brits, South Africa, for the manufacture of premium quality voestAlpine Böhler Welding and Afrox welding consumables.

Featured content also includes articles from: the MSI in Middelburg, which AF visits with SAIW’s John Tarboton; Eduardo construction and the EBS Training academy for our SAIW Member profile; Air Liquide about the multiple gas supply mode offers; ESAB Southern Africa about its HandyPlasma systems; AWT and 2Roads about their combined asset repair offering; as well as Cosmo Industrial; Yaskawa Southern Africa; Huntingdon Fusion Techniques (HFT); Air Products; Fronius; ArcStrike; Dekra Industrial; and Afrox.

African Fusion contents page March 2022A message from John Tarboton

John Tarboton reports on the excellent results of the 2021 Student Survey and highlights some of the ways the SAIW is becoming more accessible, flexible and affordable for its membership and client base. Read more…

voestalpine Böhler Welding Africa: The best for the best

Martin Laren, of voestalpine Bohler Welding Africa, with Christo Wiid and Annah Magopa, talk about the joint venture (JV) between voestalpine Böhler Welding and Afrox for the manufacture and development of welding consumables in Brits, South Africa. Read more…

Fabrication development initiatives for sustainable growth

African Fusion accompanies SAIW’s John Tarboton to the Mpumalanga Stainless Initiative (MSI) to talk to Hector Makgato of the MSI and the DEDT’s Bheki Mkhabela about their training and business incubation initiatives. Read more…

High-integrity training and fabrication for SA’s power and petrochemical sectors

African Fusion profiles SAIW Members, Eduardo Construction (EC) and the EBS Training Academy (EBS) in Emalahleni, Mpumalanga. Read more…

SA’s National Welding Capability and its significance to the UN’s SDGs

African Fusion extracts the highlights from a report about how the SAIW and the welding industry are positively influencing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Click to read in the online magazine…

Gas supply modes to better suit customer requirements

African Fusion talks to Mwali Kawawa and Michael Ashley of Air Liquide about the multiple supply mode options open to users of the company’s industrial gases and gas mixtures. Read more…

AWT and 2Roads form a formidable asset repair offering

African Fusion talks to Kagisho Bapela of Two Roads Group (2Roads); and Ross Tudhope of Applied Welding Technology (AWT) about the excellent fit between their repair capabilities for industrial plant. Read more…

A new vision for welding automation: affordable, collaborative and green

Yaskawa Southern Africa’s MD, Andrew Crackett, talks about exciting new robotic automation opportunities for those in general industry seeking to improve the productivity, quality and efficiency of their welding processes. Read more…

Leak testing of fabricated tubes and pipes

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques (HFT) outlines its offering of plugs, stoppers and dams to help those needing to perform leak testing on the tubes and pipes they fabricate. Read more…

HandyPlasma: manual plasma cutting made easy

Keith Saunders of ESAB Southern Africa introduces the new HandyPlasma manual plasma cutting package. Read more…

Air Products: a trusted supplier and reliable partner

Air Products’ Welding specialist, Sean Young, of outlines the role and benefits of different shielding gas compositions. Read more…

The Fronius iWave: an Innovative 3-in-1 TIG/MMA/MIG/MAG solution

The iWave from Fronius is setting new multi-process standards in quality, flexibility and connectivity. Read more…

Welding and cutting forum

News items from ArcStrike, Dekra Industrial and Afrox. Click to read in the online magazine…

New VRTEX® 360 COMPACT: now with virtual oxyfuel cutting

Petrus Pretorius introduces Lincoln Electric’s latest VRTX 360 Compact welding simulator trainer. Read more…

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