SOUTH AFRICA HAS THE WORLD’S BIGGEST METAL POWDER BED 3D PRINTER, AND IT’S DRIVING THE EVOLUTION OF SUPPLY CHAINS

SOUTH AFRICA HAS THE WORLD’S BIGGEST METAL POWDER BED 3D PRINTER, AND IT’S DRIVING THE EVOLUTION OF SUPPLY CHAINS

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RTS Africa fills a gap in the local hydrogen generation market with Nel Hydrogen Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) electrolysers

Nel Hydrogen Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) electrolysers

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Analytics Predictions 2019: Machine Learning & Data Efficiency

Adopting machine learning to enhance not just the accuracy of models but also drive efficiency is critical to amplify a key asset – the analytic team – and stay competitive.

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UN urges Africa to prioritize manufacturing for sustainable development

NAIROBI. — The United Nations on Tuesday urged African governments to prioritize the manufacturing sector in order to achieve sustainable development. Emmanuel Kalenzi, representative for Kenya, Eritrea, South Sudan, Comoros and Seychelles at United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), told journalists in Nairobi that in the past, the continent tended to concentrate on the social sectors such as education and health. “African governments should prioritise productive sectors such as the manufacturing sector because they tend to provide jobs as well as products and services that are needed to support other sectors,”…

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What’s The Future Of Manufacturing? An Expert View

By Cameron Wilson Manufacturing is changing fast. Advances like 3D printing, virtual design technology, artificial intelligence (AI) and more integrated communication between the actors in the entire production chain are creating new opportunities. “In the past we’ve had mass production as a major manufacturing paradigm, and we’ve had lean manufacturing,” said Li Zheng, Professor, PhD Supervisor and Vice President at Tsinghua University in Beijing. “But now we’re seeing a new paradigm.” In that paradigm, engineers, scientists, designers and everyone else involved in manufacturing can do things they could only dream…

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At the heart of innovation

: At the leading-edge in products and processes, Noberasco has chosen Markem-Imaje as its printing partner. SmartDate X60 printers are operating on the lines of the new site of Carcare, ensuring quality and reliability. Strong points include the benefits of SMILE long-term leasing and Markem-Imaje’s solution-provider approach.   Each year, in Carcare in the province of Savone (Italy), Noberasco produces over 15 000 tonnes of soft fruit and 12 000 tonnes of dried fruit. Managed by the Noberasco family since 1908, the company is an icon of the successful ‘made…

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Hytec sponsors 5th container library for Mandela Libraries Project: Papong Primary School, Limpopo

As part of The Hytec Group’s commitment to education and social upliftment in South Africa, Hytec has partnered with the Mandela Libraries Project for the fifth time to supply a fully stocked and containerised library for the Papong Primary School in the Limpopo Province. Hytec gives back to the communities they operate in. By empowering the children of Burgersdorp, Limpopo and encouraging early learning literacy, this creates a strong vision of an educated nation.   Hytec’s R290 000 donation covered a 12×3 meter converted, insulated container with shelving, doors, windows and…

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Schneider Electric participates in French-South African Business Forum

Albert Fuchet, Cluster President for Schneider Electric Anglophone Africa will participate at the French-South African Business Forum on Thursday 4 October 2018, where he will take part in the panel discussion ‘A New Approach: Building skills for the Future’, with the Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Buti Manamela.   “Schneider Electric South Africa (SESA), has a dedicated sustainable development programme that focusses on creating Access to Energy and Access to Education.” explains Fuchet. “The panel’s themes of Education, Vocational Training and Entrepreneurship, mirror the dedicated efforts of our…

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Making African agriculture more attractive for investors

While global population growth slows, Africa’s population is set to double over the next three decades, reaching around 2.2bn people by 2050. This surge in numbers will have significant ramifications for the continent’s food security, which is already under pressure mainly due to climate change. The good news is that Africa’s agriculture sector has been growing at a steady pace and the continent boasts at least 65% of the world’s uncultivated arable land. If this is fully utilised, then African farmers could meet the food needs of the entire world.…

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Adesina wraps up Canada visit with a plea in Calgary: “Africa cannot be ignored”

Risk is important but it should not be an excuse not to invest in Africa” “Given the size of its markets, growth, and huge potential across multiple sectors, Africa cannot be ignored.” This was the African Development Bank President, Akinwumi Adesina’s message at a public and private sector investor roundtable on Thursday in Calgary. Addressing institutional investors, private sector representatives and provincial government officials in Alberta, Adesina said “We want to make sure investment in Africa can mirror a smooth plane touchdown and that your journey into Africa is not…

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