The CSIR's 76 year-plus track record is one of many technological innovations and successful interventions. All of these breakthroughs and highlights first started as a project or part of a project in one of our laboratories or research groups. Read more about ongoing or recently completed CSIR projects.
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In 2017, the CSIR and Aerosud, an aeronautical engineering and manufacturing company, developed an advanced three-dimensional (3D) printer for metal components as part of project Aeroswift.
The CSIR developed a method of rebuilding the tenons of turbine blades to address challenges in Eskom's maintenance programme.
The CSIR developed a laser-based metal deposition technology for MAN Energy Solutions, which was jointly implemented to improve the efficiency of in-service blower rotors at Sasol.
A partnership with Actom’s Metalplus created the platform for demonstrating the use of fibre laser-welding technology in component repair, where conventional welding methods are not suitable for th
Biophotonics experts at the CSIR have created a diagnostic tool that can detect illnesses in bodily fluid samples like urine, saliva and blood, using a smartphone.