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Powder metallurgy technologies

The CSIR powder metallurgy technologies group focuses on the development of low-cost, energy-efficient manufacturing techniques for the mass-production of various components for applications across different industries, such as automobile, mining and health.

The aim of developing these technologies is to enable industrialisation, localisation and commercialisation through various technologies, such as metal injection moulding, direct powder rolling, and press and sinter technologies. 

In terms of metal injection moulding, the focus is on attracting investment for setting up a local manufacturing facility for the local production of custom feedstocks. The focus for press and sinter technologies is the localisation of the production of copper-based bushes. For direct powder rolling, the focus is on demonstrating the commercial viability of converting powder into sheets.

 

Dr Miemie Maminza
+27(12)841 3294

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Powder metallurgy technologies