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Call for nominations: New Foundry Generation Forum 2017: Year 1

We are calling for nominations of candidates for the 2017, Year One (Y1) enrolment to the New Foundry Generation Forum (NFGF) programme. The New Foundry Generation Forum (NFGF) was launched in 2013 to boost young leaders in the foundry industry and is a programme of the National Foundry Technology Network (NFTN), a proud initiative of […]

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WO Foundry overcomes challenges of foundry operations

WO Foundry, previously known as “Workers Only” Foundry, is a small jobbing operation situated in Wadeville, east of Johannesburg. Through a National Foundry Technology Network (NFTN) project, which started in September 2015, WO Foundry has resuscitated its business drive and has recently reemployed seven workers who were previously laid off. The NFTN is a Department […]

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Minister Naledi Pandor launches Casting Simulation Network – via gov.za

Simulation software improves and confirms casting processes and tools, thereby providing the South African foundry sector with advanced technology to equip it in its role to provide vital inputs to the South African manufacturing industry. This was the message conveyed by the Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, when she launched the Casting Simulation […]

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SAIF signs up as founding member of BRICS Foundry Association – Via castingsa.com

Representatives of the South African Institute of Foundrymen recently travelled to Russia to attend the International Congress of Russian Foundrymen and Exhibition “Lityo-2015” in Nizhny Novgorod. At the same time the 5th BRICS Foundry Forum took place. The main subject of the Forum was “Production of steel castings”, which gave delegates a perfect opportunity to […]

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Tough times ahead for foundries – Via Fin24

The country’s 170 foundries face a tough road ahead if they are to remain in business. At least 100 companies in the sector have closed shop since 2003 and production has slowed by 43% since 2007. Click here to view full article

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NFTN presents a report to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry in August 08, 2015

Portfolio Committee thanks the NFTN for their report on interventions in the foundry industry: The NFTN presented a report to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry in August 08, 2015 Click here to view full report  

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