Manufacturing Research Group

Research is done on the development of resource efficient process chains for sustainable and smart manufacturing of products through digital, economically-sound process chains that minimise negative environmental impacts, while conserving energy, natural resources and empowering communities as well as industry.

The focus areas of Additive and Subtractive Manufacturing areused to manufacture customised products, prototypes and novel materialsfor several industries including medical, aerospace, manufacturing and mining.

For information on specific research themes and funding opportunities for prospective postgraduate students please contact the research group members.

Research Group Members

Theuns Dirkse van Schalkwyk
Senior Lecturer

Devon Hagedorn-Hansen
Lab Manager, Dep Industrial Engineering Technical Manager, Additive Manufacturing

Stephen Matope
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Thuli Mkhaliphi
Junior Lecturer

Natasha Sacks
Professor

André van der Merwe
Associate Professor