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.

Researchers Group Members

Theuns Dirkse van Schalkwyk
Senior Lecturer
Stephen Matope
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Thuli Mkhaliphi
Junior Lecturer
Natasha Sacks
Professor
André van der Merwe
Associate Professor