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Innovative

Additive 

Manufacturing 

Technology

Africa  

 Forum & Exhibition 

A 3D Printing Forum & Exhibition for business leaders

30th October 2019

IDC (Industrial Development Corporation) 

Sandton,  South Africa

 

I AM Tech - Africa

Experience how 3D PRINTING is impacting

your industry and how it can benefit your business

 

I Am Tech - Africa is the inaugural forum & exhibition of its kind in Africa, showcasing the latest innovative additive manufacturing and technological advances impacting the way we do business, the way we live and the future of our society. 

Additive Manufacturing commonly referred to as 3D-Printing, is a disruptive technology that will impact various industries and provide endless opportunities for companies willing to rethink their operations.

Who should attend? 

I AM Tech – Africa is for C-level business executives and Head of Departments for Manufacturing, Supply Chain/Procurement, Engineering/Maintenance, Information Technology, and R&D.  All other individuals, industry associations, universities, and institutions interested in adopting innovative additive manufacturing technologies or companies part of the additive manufacturing value chain are also invited to attend.

 

The I AM Tech – Africa Forum and Exhibition will introduce a path towards adopting additive manufacturing technologies that will save time and money, ultimately increasing competitiveness.

OUR PROGRAMME

30 October 2019 

 

Registration from 8:30

Forum Programme from 9:00 till 17:30

Exhibition & Networking from 17:30 till 21:00

 

08:30 - 09:00 AM

REGISTRATION 

Registration will be at the entrance of the IDC Conference entrance (by the parking area on Grayston drive, Sandton).

Your ticket will be scanned,  you will then receive a wristband that will grant you access to the Full 

Day Conference as well as the programme of the day.

Tea & Coffee to be served

09:00 - 11:00 AM

SESSION 1

  • Welcome Address

  • South Africa's focus on Industry 4.0 and Additive Manufacturing Strategy

  • Additive Manufacturing (AM) in South Africa: Current landscape and future outlook

  • From Prototyping to Manufacturing - Siemens' Vision on how to industrialise Additive Manufacturing 

  • Panel Discussion

11:00 - 11:30 AM

Exhibition Area open for viewing 

COFFEE/TEA BREAK 

Served outside 

11:30 AM - 13:00 PM

SESSION 2

  • Benefits from industrial adoption of Additive Manufacturing:

    • International cases from various industries

    • South African cases from various industries:

      • Printing moulds for casting in the mining industry 

      • Printing aeroplane parts:  The Aeroswift Story

      • Printing Medical implants

      • Affordable Metal 3D-Printing 

      • Printing platinum: New possibilities 

      • The value of using simulation software in the world of AM

  • Question & Answer Session

Exhibition Area open for viewing  

13:00 PM - 14:00 PM

LUNCH BREAK 

Served outside

14:00 PM - 15:30 PM 

SESSION 3

  • An overview of Additive Manufacturing (AM) capabilities in South Africa

  • Commercial AD in South Africa: Readiness: Does Additive Manufacturing make financial sense?

  • What leading companies are already doing related to AM:

    • Bosch - Factories of the Future

    • Transnet - Rail AM: A Transnet Engineering Reflection

    • Denel - Design for Additive Manufacturing of Aluminium Aerospace Parts

  • Panel discussion

15:30 PM - 16:00 PM

COFFEE / TEA BREAK 

Served outside

16:00 PM - 17:30 PM

SESSION 4

  • Where to start – Lowering the barrier to entry

    • Adopting 3D-Printing into your business

    • The institute of 3D-Printing

    • Support programmes for industry

  • Question & Answer Session

  • Closing Remarks - South Africa has a great Additive Manufacturing story to tell!

17:30 PM - 21:00 PM

EXHIBITION & NETWORKING

  • Exhibition & Networking Event 

    • Cocktail Reception will be held in teh outside area (please note that only non-alcoholic drinks will be served)

  • Exhibition Area will be open for viewing  

Download Programme here:

 

Speakers

Confirmed Speakers 

  • M alika Khodja (Tiziri Advanced Manufacturing Technologies & Women in 3D Printing Africa)

  • Nico de Kock (Grow-to-N)

  • Beeuwen Gerryts (Department of Science & Technology) 

  • Deon de Beer (Chair in AM) Robert Meshel (Siemens) All session speakers 

  • Jared de Waal (Solid Edge Technologies/HP) 

  • Pieter Strauss (Mann-Makhene)

  • Lerato Tshabalala (CSIR Aeroswift) 

  • Gerrie Booysen (CRPM @ CUT) 

  • Marius Vermeulen (ADITIV) 

  • Andrew Mari (PlatForum) 

  • Wynand Prinsloo (Qfinsoft) 

  • Hardus Greyling (CSIR) 

  • David Bullock (Rapid 3D) 

  • Markus Thill (Bosch)

  • Kgomotso Kgafela (Transnet)

  • Stefan Rassmann (Denel)

  • Harry Teifel (Progressus Digital) 

  • Heinrich van der Merwe (VUT) 

  • David Sekgororwana (IDC)

  • Petrus de Kock (Brand South Africa) 

  

INNOVATE.

CREATE.

DISTRUPT.

I AM Tech - Africa is just around the corner! Check out our full schedule and pick up your ticket today to ensure your seat is reserved.

We look forward to seeing you at this exciting and inspiring event.

 

BOOK NOW!

View participation packages & ticket prices on the event brochure

PayPal payment option also available  

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION &

TO BOOK YOUR TICKET 

Fill out the form or 
contact Nico de Kock 
on info@iamtech.africa
 
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