SP Metal Forgings Uitenhage contains the following facilities:

  • 14 Mechanical & screw presses, ranging from 1000 to 2,500 tons
  • 3 x 250 kV electrical upsetters
  • Specialised in closed die, carbon and alloy, hot steel forgings (ranging from 0 to 15kg), with electrical induction heating and electrical upsetting with pyrometric temperature control.
  • On-site heat treatment capability - Oil and polymer quench & tempering, normalizing, isothermal annealing and sub-critical annealing.
  • 100% in-process Magnaflux crack detection.
  • Full on-site metallurgical laboratory, with spectrograph analysis capability.
  • Full on -site metrology laboratory, with CMM measuring centre.
  • Self-contained, on-site toolmaking, with CAD/CAM capability and simulation software.
  • Machining capability: more than 115 combination horizontal and vertical CNC machines suitable for parts up to 12 kg, including various turning, milling, drilling, broaching, hobbing, spline and thread rolling technologies.
  • IATF 16949, ISO9001:2000, and ISO 14000.
  • Capacity for 3.5 to 4 million forgings per annum.
  • Logistically well-positioned within 30 km of a seaport for exports.