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Urgent call for the next generation of foundry men and women to step up

The National Foundry Technology Network (NFTN) and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) are calling on South Africa’s young innovative designers and inventors to design products containing metal castings that could contribute to the growth and sustainability of the foundry sector in South Africa.

The statement was made at the Sustainability in the Metals Casting Sector workshop of the 5th Biennial Industrial Efficiency Conference hosted in 2022 by the National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA) in Pretoria and online.

“South Africa used to be quite innovative in producing uniquely South African products,” revealed Dr. Sagren Govender, CSIR: Advanced Castings Technologies. However, he bemoaned that the country’s foundry sector mainly manufactures to print for international OEMs, which places the industry at risk.

This article was first published in Casting SA, kindly click on the link to read more