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Welding - the achilles heel of the South African manufacturing industry?

Welding remains the most important metal joining technology available to the manufacturing industry today, with widespread application in fields as diverse as microelectronics, power generation, structural design and the petrochemical industry. While global demand for consistently high quality welds in a wide variety of advanced materials and applications continues to grow, is the South African manufacturing industry currently positioned to take advantage of the opportunities offered?

Madeleine du Toit is Professor and Head of the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering at the University of Pretoria. She holds BEng, MEng and PhD degrees in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Pretoria and a second MEng degree in Welding Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand. She is registered with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) as Professional Engineer and with the International Institute of Welding as International Welding Engineer (IWE). She is a Fellow of the South African Academy of Engineering, and currently serves as President and member of the Council of the Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW).

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Date: Wednesday, 16 May 2012
Time: 17:00
Venue: Plant Sciences Complex (map attached), Hatfield Campus, Pretoria
GPS coordinates: S25° 45' 21" E28º 13' 51"
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Prof Madeleine du Toit
Professor and Head of the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering at the University of Pretoria.