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    The Mandela Bay Composites Cluster and eNtsa, an engagement institute within  the Nelson Mandela University have signed a co-operation agreement which is set to boost the development and use of composites in South Africa.
    In terms of a Memorandum of Understanding the two entities will work together to unlock value for local manufacturers by optimising access to the world class, Composites Innovation Centre (CIC), housed on campus.
    The CIC, managed by eNtsa, contains cutting edge research and testing technology funded by the Department of Science and Technology through the CSIR.
    Cluster MD Andy Radford said through the signed MOU, National cluster participants could have their costs for utilizing the CIC subsidised, while the centre would also host workshops and training to grow awareness and access.
    "We want to ensure that the facilities are used optimally and that business grows through this partnership,'' Radford said.
    The CIC through eNtsa has already undertaken numerous industry projects including the development of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) skills used in the development of a lightweight wing structure, the building of a large 3D printer capable of printing the moulds for the manufacture of turbine blades and the design and build of a car spare wheel using composites.
    Radford said a complex process of reverse engineering skills was used recently to identify weaknesses in a boat, which was laser scanned, the CAD of which was then altered to the desired design, after which a plug was machined and the moulds built.
    "The initial parts from the moulds were built using vacuum infusion as a viable technology for boat building and to ensure that a light consistent build was achieved".
    "The CIC and eNtsa, have demonstrated the ability to assist industry with complex solutions and to support and stimulate local engineering innovation and the competitiveness of local manufacturers which will enable industry to exploit and develop new markets.
    "The new MOU between the composites industry body and CIC will lift the lid even further,'' Radford said.
    Issued by
    Andy Radford, Managing Director
    Cell:       072 375 3671
    Phone:   041 502 3714
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  • South African Automotive Supplier Performance Report 2017.  See the Media Release here and Members can register on the home page to see the Full Report
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    Congratulations to Riaz Haffejee and the Sumitomo Rubber team!
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  • Click here for the Withdrawal of S28 Notice to the Paper and Packaging Industry, Electrical and Electronic Industry and Lighting Industry.
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