Nanci Hardwick from MELD Manufacturing in the USA gave a presentation on 17 September 2018 at the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering on their award-winning additive manufacturing technology. MELD is unique in that it is a solid state additive manufacturing process, which is based on friction stir welding principles.
Nanci had initial discussions regarding research collaboration with the Department. We are proud to do research with local and international industry partners to promote metallurgical engineering and Industry 4.0 manufacturing in South Africa.
Nanci also attended AAD, where potential industrial applications for MELD in South Africa were explored.