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Profibre – the fiberglass experts

“Solid Works uses a simple interface that has powerful features which satisfy the majority of our needs and requirements to produce high quality parts.”

Profibre Products manufactures glass reinforced plastic (fibre glass) products to the automotive, industrial, outdoor, leisure and architectural markets.

The challenge arose when Profibre Products had to manually generate models, for CNC machining, of moulds using their old CAD software. They also had complicated software functionality when verifying design as well as interference in moving components. While using their previous CAD software, they experienced poor Photo Rendering capability for marketing new designs and ideas. It also consisted of complicated modelling interface and poor reference stability in large assemblies.

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GLPS – Project Management Engineering Services

“3d modelling in SolidWorks provides competitive advantage in the marketplace”

Middelburg based company GLPS was founded in 1993 and has since become a highly recognised engineering design, drafting and project management company with in-house key competencies in the following disciplines:
GLPS is a major player in both Greenfield as well as Brownfield projects with the majority of their client base in the ferroalloy and mining industries across the globe. Their projects range in value from R10M to more than R500M.
The high expertise level of GLPS is made evident in the development of their own DC Furnaces Technology. The technology is primarily utilised in the processing of minerals and metallurgical ores. Currently GLPS is one of only two companies globally that offers this solution to their customers.

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REVA – Armoured personnel carriers

“SolidWorks is easy to use and gives us the tools to design and improve on our range of products.”

ICP (integrated Convoy Protection) is a South African based company that designs and produces one of the most impressive armored personnel carriers used in combat today, the REVA.
The acronym REVA stands for reliable, effective, versatile and affordable, personifying the clear mission of the vehicle and its designers – to produce a ballistic and blast-protected carrier that ensures the safety of armed forces and other personnel. In October 2004, a renowned security company identified the need for a vehicle to protect their personnel during the beginning of the Iraqi conflict. Due to the heightened hostility in the territory, an increase in IEDs and sniper fire, as well as the combination of utilization in urban and rural terrain, no existing vehicle could afford them the kind of protection they required. Continue reading REVA – Armoured personnel carriers

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Powertech Transformers

Powertech Transformers is 80% owned by Power Technologies (Pty) Ltd, the largest power-electrical group in Southern Africa and 20% by Power Matla, a local black empowered company. Powertech is a wholly owned subsidiary of Altron (Allied Electronics Corporation Limited) and is focused on delivering advanced technologies for the creation, management, distribution, storage and use of electricity across industries.

Power and distribution transformers for the African continent are manufactured by Powertech Transformers in its factories in Pretoria, Johannesburg and Cape Town. The power transformer factory in Pretoria West is a well-equipped factory and is among the biggest and most sophisticated transformer manufacturing plants within the Southern Hemisphere and one of two large manufacturers within sub-Saharan Africa. Continue reading Powertech Transformers

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Osborn engineered products

Osborn Engineered Products, a member of the Astec Industries group of companies, was originally founded in 1919 to market special steels for the industry in South Africa. Today, Osborn is a leading name in the manufacturing of equipment and machinery in the mining and quarrying industries. Osborn specialises in mobile and fixed crushing and screening plants, with the manufacturing carried out at their facility in Elandsfontein, Johannesburg. Continue reading Osborn engineered products