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January 2016

A challenging year ahead

Toyota Motorsport pushes the limits for South Africa’s 2016 Dakar Rally entries

New forged train wheel manufacturer to keep Transnet and PRASA on track

Anticipation builds for Machine Tools Africa 2017

The Dished End Company consolidates Gauteng manufacturing operations

WD Hearn to open CNC Technology Centre in Gauteng

Automotive policy: Suppliers worried

Yaskawa celebrates 100th anniversary

New contracts to boost Denel’s armoured vehicle business

Alstom to acquire shares in South African rail company CTLE, strengthening its presence in the country

SA Festival of Motoring replaces Johannesburg International Motor Show

Spectra Carbide Tooling takes on new lines to market

Booyco Engineering wins prestigious international HVAC contract for Bombardier Transportation Traxx Africa, TFR’s Class 23E locomotives

Ekurhuleni unveils aerotropolis plan

GE’s “most African” locomotive in production

South Africa extends steel tariffs

US calls for 256% tariff on imports of steel from China – Imports from South Korea, India and Italy also face tariffs. However Taiwan found not to have dumped steel in U.S. markets

The right moves will draw investors says Davies

Proposed R12 billion Chinese car plant in South Africa

Paramount enters R1 billion deal with the Kazakhstan government

Diversification and capital equipment investment leads to Technipunch’s growth

6-axis BLM tube laser machine adds new dimension to TW Tube Laser and Processing

Hexagon Metrology becomes Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence

Airbus testing 3D-printed partition for A320, made with new metal alloy

Global industrial decline felt by EU machine tool sector

Ponsse wins 2015 Swedish Steel Prize

Kennametal completes sale of seven businesses

Luigi Galdabini becomes President of the European Association of the Machine Tool Industries (CECIMO)

CNC Software Inc and Sandvik Coromant working to integrate Adveon open tool library software within Mastercam

Intelligent machine tool prototype operates like a 3D printer

Doosan Infracore to spin off its machine tools business

Trumpf unveils new systems for additive manufacturing of metal parts

UCIMU: 2015 recovery of the Italian machine tool industry

Global machine tool group emerges after MAG takeover

Autodesk takes chance on cloud based subscription only licenses for desktop products

Heinz-Jürgen Prokop to take over as the VDW’s Chairman

Gleason acquires gear cutting tool business from Hurth Infer in Brazil

METAV 2016 – The international fair for manufacturing technology and automation

Wire and Tube 2016 building momentum

GM bets $500 million on building self-driving cars with Lyft

Why manufacturers should get ISO-certified

Change to a smarter way of working – Vericut

Hypertherm unveils new waterjet profiling components

Sandvik CoroMill® Plura HFS for side milling and pocketing operations

Bystronic introduces global performance line products with the BySmart Fiber 3015

Iscar’s Helido 800 makes short work of steel and cast iron face milling

Salvagnini manufacturing cell uses single software program to optimise production flow among machines

High-performance Widia VSM17™ platform adds versatility to true 90 degree shoulder milling

SafanDarley 44-ton electric press brake

Grooving and cut-off made easy – Beyond Evolution™- Kennametal

DMG MORI’s hybrid machining centre intersperses milling with growing parts

World’s first indexable drill with double sided inserts – Tungaloy

Amada HFE-1003 3i press brake with offline programming and scheduling software

Small-footprint, big-bore turning centre from Haas Automation

Trumpf’s 2D laser cutting – the TruLaser 5030 fiber – featuring both new functions and an additional choice of laser power

The MicroStep ProfileCut series – tailor-made for precise and efficient processing of profiles of any kind

The Okuma Multus U series of multitasking lathes – New features for higher productivity

Mitsubishi softens the issue of hard machining

Kitamura Mytrunnion 4G offers flexibility and speed

New offerings for RhinoRush – TaeguTec

Solid Edge ST8 speeds up learning curve; full-featured touchscreen capabilities