MechChem Africa

The first Innovations in Industry Technical Conference will take place at Nelson Mandela University on Friday 7 September, 2018. This event will focus on sharing amazing applications of new technology being used in the South African arena.

IIC port elizabethPresentations throughout the day on latest technology will include topics such as metal additive manufacturing, designing for additive manufacturing, optimisation and automotive design and lightweighting.

“In this first of its kind event we want to demystify these new technologies and showcase local initiatives that are already happening, and to get the market excited about the capabilities available to us right now,” explains Clive Hands, engineering lecturer at Nelson Mandela University.

Some of the speakers already confirmed for the event include Dr Royston Jones, VP European Operations and Global CTO at Altair Engineering, Jaco Heunis from Jendamark Automation, Dr Anton du Plessis from CT Scan facility at Stellenbosch University and Michael Stephen, race engineer and driver at Terry Moss Racing.

“We are securing speakers for a world-class agenda to for this event and are convinced that we can enable and accelerate the innovation that is critical to local industries.  Seating is limited so we’d suggest that anyone interested in attending secure their spot soon,” says Hands.

For more information on the Innovation in Industry Conference, including exhibition opportunities, please visit .  SAIMechE members attending will qualify for 1 CPD point and there is no cost to attend the event.

For more information contact:

Clive Hands, NMU
Fiona Richardson, Altair


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