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The African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show is not to be missed!

By Jesica Slabbert - Nov 8, 2018
The African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show is not to be missed!

With the aim of ‘Materialising a better reality’, the first ever inaugural African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show (AAMCS) kicked off on Wednesday at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth.

The AAMC is Africa’s most comprehensive and dynamic trading and networking platform for technology, products and services in Advanced Manufacturing. It brings together those who have roles to play in a highly fragmented sector across the world to South Africa to encourage engagement and collaboration for a ‘Better reality’.

The event is supported by the national Department of Trade And Industry and other industry bodies.

Have a look at some of the impessive displays at the African Advanced Manufacturing Innovation and Composites Show taking place at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium:

This three-day event showcases the technological wonders of local businesses, companies, and schools of technology across South Africa, with items such as 3D Printers, Virtual Reality Helmets, Manufacturing equipment and Robotics, all technologies associated with the 4th Industrial Revolution.

When compared to the rest of the world, the current adoption and impact of industry 4.0 (the 4th Industrial Revolution), is very low in the African continent, despite having large opportunities for improvement.

“It’s really important for us to keep up with the 4.0 industry and the rest of the world, and I believe it is something that South Africa needs to take a long hard look at. The systems that we are deploying are badly needed in South Africa,” said Quinton Uren, Managing Director at Jendamark Automation in Port Elizabeth.

“What industry 4.0 brings to the party is actually connecting every facet of your production, from machines, the operators, your production statistics and the incoming material including your logistics department all to a central database, and you now have full control and communication from the shop floor to the top floor.”

With technology rapidly changing our world, technology such as advanced manufacturing and its key components including IT convergence, computing advancement, 3D printing, robotics, lasers and composites, is driving the future and potentially a new economy in Africa and the world.

With the potential for large investors and increase in the economy, it is clear that advanced manufacturing should be high on any countries agenda, especially for those whose economy relies on innovation and a manufacturing sector that exports as well as provides for internal infrastructural development.

The show will end on Friday, for those wanting more information or to attend the International Conference on Composites, Biocomposites and Nanocomposites, you can get your tickets at www.africanadvancedmanufacturingshow.co.za.

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