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Stainless Steel Welding Made Easy

Stainless steel is a popular material choice for the fabrication industry. It offers strength, durability and renowned resistance to corrosion (hence the term “stainless” or no rust). However, stainless steel welding does pose a few challenges, particularly compared to mild steel. Welding stainless ...

The Top Five Manufacturing Industry Trends for the Year Ahead

  The first rule of industry is that nothing stands still. After years of decline in many developed economies throughout the world, the manufacturing industry is finally beginning to find a much more stable economic footing.

How to Harness Disruptive Trends and Technologies to Maximise Your Manufacturing Business

  For as long as humans have existed, there has been a clear marker of success. Those that adapt, capitalise and harness disruptive trends and technologies succeed, while the rest are left behind. The invention of the motorised vehicle meant horse and buggy businesses failed. Similarly, the continue...

How to Improve Operational Efficiency and the Role of Advanced Technology

  Increasingly, to remain competitive on the global stage, businesses are looking to save money and reduce overheads. One of the most effective means by which to bolster the bottom-line, particularly for manufacturing and industrial sector companies, is to undertake operational efficiency improvemen...

An Interview with Brad Lucas, General Manager, Enertec SA

  An expert in operational efficiency with a particular focus on mid-stream processing in the oil and gas industry, Brad Lucas has over 25 years of experience.

How Will the Internet of Things Impact the Welding & Manufacturing Industries?

  Worldwide spending on the Internet of Things (IoT) is forecast to experience an annual growth rate of 15.6% from 2015-2020, reaching $1.29 trillion annually. Clearly, while the IoT may seem like a buzzword at the moment, it is expected to have a significant impact in both the private and commercia...

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Unlike plasma arc welding, there is only one welding gas and no orifice, making the process exceptionally robust and welding procedures highly repeatable in a wide range of materials, thicknesses and applications.