What do we do?
MicroStep Group was established in 1991 in Slovakia, Bratislava. The owners were Professors in the mechanical design, electrical and computer control faculties. (To date more than 2200 machines have been successfully installed). With this background and an unbeatable drive to succeed they have combined their theoretical know-how to be one of the world leaders in the design and manufacturing of CNC cutting machines. MicroStep incorporates the following technologies:
- Fibre Laser,
- Extreme definition Plasma,
- High Pressure Water-jet,
MicroStep South Africa was established by Ludwig Oellermann in 2014 with MicroStep Slovakia and Germany as shareholders. We as a subsidiary are proud to be associated with this legacy and have installed close to 80 MicroStep Systems in the Southern African market. In addition to the above, MicroStep South Africa also supply and service the following fabrication solutions to complement our range. In so doing our customers are able to have their entire operation in-house.
This enables our customers to save time and costs and by relying only on one company to assist with servicing and support of these machines a guaranteed superior quality and peace of mind:
- Press Brakes
- Sheet Rollers
- Dished end forming machines
- Welding booms and manipulators
- I-beam welding
- Laser welding
MicroStep has a dedicated team for sales and after-sales personal to ensure that the following solutions can be offered with exceptional professionalism.
- Flat sheet Cutting
- 3D Cutting
- Tube Cutting
- Marking: Micro punch, Laser, Plasma, Inkjet
- Profile Cutting: I-Beam, U-Channel, Angle, Square ext.
- Tapping and Drilling
- Scanning/Reverse Engineering
- Bending and Rolling
To ensure that your asset is optimally functioning right from the outset and to give you years of reliable service we offer the following:
- Preventative maintenance services
- Scheduled bi-annual services
- Factory optimization
- Readily available consumables and spare parts
- Financing options
- BEE structuring
Laser Welding: There are almost no limits for possible applications of laser welding.
MicroStep SA is the dealer for Alphalaser, Germany. Their laser systems help improve production quality and process reliability. Their objective is to make welding more accurate and faster.
The good controllability of laser energy allows welding of materials with high melting points or high conductivity.
- Advantages over usual welding techniques:
- Very little or no deformation
- High mechanical strength of welded seams
- Slim and flat welding seams
- Contactless welding, without effects of mechanical force
Laser Cleaning and Surface Preparation: Laser surface de-coating/paint stripping and rust removal are used as a cost effective and environmental friendly alternative to conventional abrasive or chemical processes. MicroStep SA together with IPG will be showcasing this revolutionary technology.
Laser paint stripping in the aviation industry, mold cleaning in the tire, food and other industries, selective coating removal prior to welding or soldering of parts are most common applications.
Architectural applications, such as building façade cleaning and art work restoration have also been demonstrated
ABP (Additional Beveling Process): Herewith MicroStep introduces our latest novelty – the brand new ABP technology (Additional beveling process) for additional cutting of beveled edges on straight pre-cut parts. The process enables accurate automated preparation of welding surfaces on parts pre-cut on other machines and/or using other cutting technologies (e.g. oxyfuel) or on parts with thickness beyond the capacity of the particular plasma source for direct beveling (e.g. part thickness of mild steel > 70 mm).
Hall 6 Stand J10 at MTA17