20 Sep 2017

Machine Tools Africa 2017 – POST SHOW REPORT

4 Sep 2017

TRUMPF – Laser cutting with Highspeed Eco: Make sure you are out in front!

How do you win a race? You leave out the pit stops

The best laser cutting machine is of little use when it’s at a standstill.

Laser cutting is like racing: For successful results, you need more than a powerful engine – it’s the engine tuning that brings the full potential to the road.

A good machine must work without any intermediate stops and without having to be manually readjusted. It needs to be in control of the entire cutting process.

To read more, click here…

30 Aug 2017

Retecon Pty Ltd are proud to announce that we have become a Distributor of Precitec Components in South Africa!!!

Please feel free to contact Retecon Spares Department for Further information:

19 Jun 2017

DMG MORI with Porsche win Le Mans 24 hour race for the 3rd time in a row. Congratulations!!



7 Apr 2017


31 May 2016

EuroBLECH 2016 reflects trend towards smart manufacturing in sheet metal working

From 25 – 29 October 2016, EuroBLECH 2016 will open its doors in Hanover, Germany. The exhibition will, once again, be the meeting place for sheet metal working professionals from all over the world looking to find enhanced machinery and innovative production solutions. Visitors will be able to discover an extensive variety of products, from conventional systems to high-tech solutions, and gain an insight into the latest technological advancements in sheet metal working. With this year’s theme “The New Generation of Sheet Metal Working”, EuroBLECH 2016 reflects the trend towards digitalisation and smart manufacturing in modern sheet metal processing.


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31 May 2016


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15 Apr 2016

RETECON Gives Back to the Community

Today we had the privilege of delivering food parcels to Unity Edu Care Centre in Tembisa on behalf of the Retecon Group of Companies. Unity Edu Care Centre as well as each and every child thanked us unconditionally for this donation which will take them a very long way. They say we should keep it up and are hoping to see us again VERY SOON! As a thank you they wanted to sing us a few songs. We would like to thank all the Johannesburg employees for joining us together with Judea Hope in packing these parcels which are in great need in our community.


31 Mar 2016

PolyWorks® 2016 Delivers a Universal 3D Metrology Workflow















InnovMetric announces the launch of PolyWorks® 2016
This latest release promises to revolutionize the market by enabling a universal end-to-end 3D metrology workflow

PolyWorks® 2016 Delivers a Universal 3D Metrology Workflow

QUEBEC, QC, CANADA, March 30, 2016 – InnovMetric Software Inc., the leading provider of universal 3D metrology software solutions, today announced the launch of PolyWorks® 2016, the latest release of the company’s universal 3D metrology software platform. PolyWorks 2016 fully supports probing and laser scanning on stationary CNC CMMs, and delivers a truly universal 3D metrology workflow that will allow users to operate any type of portable metrology and CNC CMM measurement device within a common framework, from a single software module, and using similar tools and methods.

“Portable metrology and CNC CMM metrology devices used to be operated in very different ways. Offline CMM programming and online CNC measurements were traditionally performed in different modules using different tool sets. This time is now over,” said Marc Soucy, President of InnovMetric. “More than ten years ago, InnovMetric embarked on an ambitious journey to deliver a universal hardware-independent 3D metrology software platform to our customers. With PolyWorks 2016, the definition of what constitutes a universal platform takes on an entirely new meaning: a universal hub that interfaces with any type of 3D metrology measurement device, and offers a universal workflow for performing all inspection tasks. This innovative end-to-end approach will significantly lower the total cost of software ownership for industrial manufacturers as it eliminates metrology workflow silos, decreases the cost of training, facilitates broader collaboration between teams, ensures consistency in measurement results, and increases workforce mobility.”

With PolyWorks 2016, portable metrology and CNC CMM operators are now able to:

  • Define a measurement plan without being physically connected to a specific measurement device;
  • Specify geometry controls on measurement objects and prepare inspection reports;
  • Connect to a non-contact or a contact-based portable metrology device, or to a CNC CMM controller (from Hexagon, Mitutoyo, Nikon, Pantec, Wenzel, and I++ servers), to play the measurement sequence;
  • Review measured object geometry controls and reports, or multipiece inspection results through the built-in SPC functionality.

Operating portable metrology and CNC CMM devices within a common framework is now possible with the introduction of two new major components in PolyWorks 2016: the measurement sequence editor and the offline simulation.

Measurement sequence editor

Since 2012, PolyWorks has offered the powerful Play Inspection tool that automatically generates a step-by-step guided measurement sequence to capture 3D datasets of a new piece using portable metrology devices. PolyWorks 2016 expands the capabilities of the Play Inspection technology by allowing the customization of its automatically generated sequence. Using the new sequence editor, users can now:

  • Configure the order of measurement operations;
  • Control device position moves;
  • Trigger CMM-specific operations, such as moving the probe head to a specific location or changing the orientation of a measurement tool;
  • Easily add guidance messages and images;
  • Create conditional blocks of operations;
  • Insert macro scripts, opening up unlimited process customization possibilities.

Offline simulation

PolyWorks 2016 also delivers a new easy-to-use offline simulation functionality that automatically generates simulated point cloud data and probed points from a CAD model of the measured part, while going through a simulated measurement workflow. Offline simulation allows users to quickly create simulated measured object components, Data alignments, Data color maps, geometry control tables, 3D scene snapshots, and inspection reports before the real measurement task, without needing access to a measurement device. The PolyWorks 2016 offline simulation also fully supports CNC CMMs, allowing users to control the probing and laser scanning tool orientations and trajectories on a virtual device.

Universal inspection projects

Thanks to the universal 3D metrology architecture of PolyWorks 2016, only minimal changes will need to be made to a PolyWorks inspection project so that it can be used with multiple hardware platforms to optimize object measurement methodologies and adapt them to different measurement principles. As a result, PolyWorks 2016 opens a new era for universal inspection projects and device interoperability, ensuring total flexibility for customers to select the appropriate measurement devices for their needs and maximize the return on their 3D metrology investments.

For more information about PolyWorks 2016, including products, demonstrations, and upcoming PolyWorks Conference events, please visit:


About InnovMetric Software

Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Quebec, QC, Canada, with subsidiaries worldwide, InnovMetric Software Inc. is the leading provider of universal 3D metrology software solutions. The world’s largest industrial manufacturing organizations (Toyota, GM, Volkswagen, Honda, BMW, Daimler, Ford, Rolls-Royce, Pratt & Whitney, Boeing, Embraer, Bombardier, Apple, and many more) trust InnovMetric’s PolyWorks® software solutions and associated technical services to maximize the benefits of 3D measurement technologies for their engineering and manufacturing applications.

With our subsidiaries and joint ventures, we have more than 250 employees across 10 countries: Canada, United States, Mexico, Brazil, France, Benelux, India, Thailand, China, and Japan.



Contact: George Sansoni

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14 Mar 2016

TRUMPF TruTops Boost Road Show APRIL 2016




TruTops is an all-in-one design and programming solution. This software lets you cover more process steps and work consistently. It covers every order processing step, from 3D components to finished NC programs for bending, punching and laser programs.

Seminars in Johannesburg | Durban | Cape Town

  • Connected Intelligence for more Reliability and Efficiency
  • Shorter Overall Lead Time
  • Reliable Production Process
  • Better Use of mAterials
  • Best Possible Organization and Order Orientation





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