Manufacturing System and Simulation
The Advanced Materials Industry encompasses a full cycle form materials extraction, primary production, processes development and material characterization to product fabrication and testing. The development of advanced materials is associated with the generation of recent knowledge and intellectual property, a combination of the association with advanced materials. The Advanced materials directorate has in the past financial year developed a baseline study on the sector in south Africa. The study entailed understanding the capabilities, opportunities, global trends, gaps and challenges of the industry, with a specific emphasis on titanium, Nano-materials, advanced composites and Nanotechnology and industrial applications in aerospace, auto motives, construction, and electronics, medical, packaging and renewable energy.