June 19 Area Meeting & Additive Manufacturing Presentation

The ZIE Matabeleland Area meeting will be held at 17:30 this Friday the 7th June at the Harry Allen Golf Club.

Meeting will commence at 17:30 with feedback on Area activities.

AT 18:00 we will have a presentation from Eng Dr Lameck Mugwagwa Additive manufacturing (3D printing) – State of the Art and opportunities for Zimbabwe

Dr. Eng. Lameck Mugwagwa is a Lecturer in the Department of Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering, NUST.

The success of manufacturing processes in today’s highly competitive global environment requires that manufacturers be able to develop high quality products rapidly, efficiently, cost effectively and with minimum waste.

Additive Manufacturing (AM), also known as layer-wise manufacturing or solid freeform fabrication, offers the capability of significantly reducing product development cycle times while at the same time minimising waste.

This talk presents AM as an enabler for global competitiveness. The current benefits & opportunities, applications of AM, as well as a peep into the future of the technology are discussed.
Presentation outline
 Evolution of additive manufacturing
 Classification of AM technologies
 AM basic principle
 Current applications
 Benefits to industry and academia
 Support technologies for AM
 AM as a disruptive technology
 Looking into the future
 Discussion

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