Advanced manufacturing and automation: potential and challenges

11,12,13 September 2019

New technologies have the potential to revolutionise manufacturing industries. What is realistically feasible for South Africa? What are the challenges to realising the rich potential of technologies? How does this fit into the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR)?

This event focuses on exploring how we as industry, government and academia, can revolutionise manufacturing industries for economic growth and for the good of South African society?

This NSTF Discussion Forum is in partnership with the NSTF proSET sector (Professionals in science, engineering and technology) and is taking place at the 2019 SA Innovation Summit.

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Day 1: Opportunities for SA companies in the 4IR space

Mr Yanesh Naidoo, Sales and Design Director: Jendamark

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Day 1: The importance of Materials Science in Advanced Manufacturing

Dr Hein Möller, Senior Lecturer: University of Pretoria (UP)

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Day 1: The Future of Work

Ms Ilse Karg, Chief Director: Future Industrial Production Technologies Industrial Development Division (IDD); Department of Trade and Industry (The dti)

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Day 1: Customised medical applications of 3D printing

Mr Gerrie Booysen, Director and Team leader: Centre for Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing Unit, CUT

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Day 1: Microelectronics (in) Manufacturing

Dr Trudi-Heleen Joubert, Senior Lecturer and Acting Director: Carl Emily Fuchs Institute for Microelectronics (CEFIM), University of Pretoria

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Day 1: The role of an Industry Association in revolutionizing the South African Manufacturing Industry

Mr John McEwan, CEO: Production Technologies Association of South Africa (PtSA)

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Day 2: Automation Education and Training

Mr Johan Maartens, Director and COO: Society for Automation, Instrumentation, Measurement and Control (SAIMC)

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Day 2: South African Manufacturing Industry 4IR Response

Mr Dirk van Dyk, CEO: National Technologies Implementation Platform (NTIP)

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Day 2: I2P: A Strategic Technology Catalyst for Community Intervention. Augmenting emerging technologies for South African FET schools curricula.

Mr Sarel Havenga, I2P Facilitator and Prototype Specialist: Technology Transfer & Innovation (TTI), Vaal University of Technology

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Day 3: Critical Raw Materials in Southern Africa: Research from a CIMERA perspective

Prof Paul Nex, Associate Professor: Economic Geology Research Institute, University of Witwatersrand

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Day 3: The Platinum Group Elements: Minerals to Metals and Beyond

Prof Dave Reid, Professor: Department of Geological Science; University of Cape Town

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Day 3: The relevance of Rare earths To South africa

Mr Brent Jellicoe, Principal Consulting Geologist: Merkara Exploration and Resource Consultants

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