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Female researchers working with the world’s largest 3D printer to brief the media

Publication Date: 
Monday, August 26, 2019

Female researchers working in additive manufacturing will brief the media of some of their research breakthroughs, made using the world’s largest 3D printer, which is housed at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

The media briefing forms part of Women’s Month activities to celebrate the significant role played by female researchers. These women are pioneering research and breaking barriers by being among the few women in the country to undertake such research, while improving the lives of South Africans.

Contact Person

David Mandaha

+12 841 3654/ 072 126 8910

dmandaha@csir.co.za

Female researchers working in additive manufacturing will brief the media of some of their research breakthroughs, made using the world’s largest 3D printer, which is housed at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

The media briefing forms part of Women’s Month activities to celebrate the significant role played by female researchers. These women are pioneering research and breaking barriers by being among the few women in the country to undertake such research, while improving the lives of South Africans.

Media will also learn more about the ground-breaking research on stem cell reprogramming led by female researchers from Dimakatso Gumede, who is among the few people in South Africa who have mastered stem cell reprogramming.

Members of the media will have the opportunity to visit the 3D printing facility. The printer which is the largest in the world, is part of Project Aeroswift, a collaboration between South African company Aerosud Innovation Centre and the CSIR, funded by the Department of Science and Innovation.

 

Media is invited as follow:

Date: Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Time: 11:00 – 13:00

Venue: CSIR Building 46F, 627 Meiring Naude Road, Lynnwood, Pretoria

 

 

NB: Please bring proof of identification and allow 10 minutes for registration at reception.

 

RSVP: Kgauhelo Dioka on 012 841 2972/073 398 8633 or e-mail kdioka@csir.co.za

 

For enquiries:

David Mandaha

CSIR Media Relations Manager

012 841 3654/072 126 8910 

dmandaha@csir.co.za