In collaboration with the Rapid Product Development Association of South Africa, the National Research Foundation and Stellenbosch University, we have the pleasure to invite you to the 1st Metal Additive Manufacturing symposium. This event focuses on Metal Additive Manufacturing and its application by both industry and academia, covering aspects of standardisation, safety, post-processing and design.

The event will be hosted by the Materials Engineering Group ( at Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Stellenbosch University and will take place at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS) in Stellenbosch on the 10th September 2018 from 8:30 until 17:00.

The event is limited to 30 participants and there is no attendance fee. The programme for the day can be found in the table on the next page. This one-day symposium will host some of South Africa’s leading experts in additive manufacturing and metal additive manufacturing.

Please note that a post-graduate workshop is scheduled for the 11th September. The aim of this workshop is to present and discuss various research projects on Metal Additive Manufacturing at a PhD level.