We regret that we will be unable to meet this month. We plan to meet again on Friday the 1st November. We apologise for the inconvenience.
Members are reminded that the Areas meetings are an excellent fora to announce projects, programmes, new products or interesting and relevant research and development. If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity and the associated CPD points please contact our Area secretary.
Friday 6th September at 6pm.
Harry Allen Golf Club
In order to ensure Bulawayo based engineering practitioners are aware of the existing local structures, resources and companies we are planning a social meeting to re-introduce the local Construction Industry Federation of Zimbabwe (CIFOZ) to ZIE Matabeleland and vice versa. Short presentations on each organisation will be followed by a time for networking.
Please plan to attend and make use of this opportunity to explore synergies with Bulawayo based Engineering people and companies.
We regret that due to unforeseen circumstances we will be not be meeting this week. We will meet again on Friday the 6th September.
Any inconvenience is regretted,
Date: Friday 5th July
Site visit: 4:00pm at Bulawayo Orthopaedic Hospital (old Robbie Gibson Hospital) Corner of Esigodini Road and Kenwood Road (near St Luke’s way)
Presentation: 5:30pm at Harry Allen Golf Club
ZIE Matabeleland Area members are invited to a site visit and talk on the new Bulawayo Orthopaedic Hospital (BOH) on Friday the 5th July. The BOH is a Build Operate and Transfer venture between UBH Hospital and the Zimbabwe Orthopaedic Trust that will see the construction of a multi-million-dollar facility to be used for orthopaedic surgery. The visit will focus on the engineering aspects of the project and the site tour will be followed by the monthly meeting at Harry Allen Golf Club. At the meeting Chris Rees will give a presentation on the BOH project. All members are invited to attend. Please ensure you have closed shoes and bring a hard hat if you have one.
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.
Evolution of additive manufacturing
Classification of AM technologies
AM basic principle
Benefits to industry and academia
Support technologies for AM
AM as a disruptive technology
Looking into the future
We apologise that the May meeting of ZIE Matabeleland Area meeting, scheduled for this week, has been cancelled due to unavailability of committee members.
We will meet again for the June meeting on Friday the 7th June 2019.
A copy of Eng S Mhalanga’s presentation can be downloaded here SoltrainTechnicalTourTalk5April2019