Posts tagged as Mining

Using 3D printing to improve mining productivity

  3D printing may have burst onto the scene a few years ago with much hype, but it hasn’t yet revolutionised industrial sectors as some analysts exuberantly predicted. However, forward-thinking mining organisations are realising that industrial-scale 3D printing in the mines could skim costs from their operations and reduce the frustrations of equipment downtime. By […]

Local perspective on the automation and digitalisation industry

  On 29 June 2017, EE Publishers’ Chris Yelland interviewed Ralf Leinen, head of Digital Factory, Process Industries and Drives, Siemens South Africa. They discussed automation in the South African manufacturing and mining sectors and touched on the education system required to produce talent for the automation and digitalisation industry. Leinen comes from Germany and […]

Calls for more flexible drone regulatory environment at DroneCon

  Some interesting statistics relating to the South African drone industry were presented at DroneCon 2017 which was held at VodaWorld in Midrand from 7 to 9 June 2017. Economist Dr. Roelof Botha gave an enlightening keynote address on drones, also known as unmanned aerial systems (UAS), and their role in the South African economy. […]

Cultivation data added to Zambian land cover

  GeoTerraImage has released the latest version of the 2015 Southern African Land-cover geospatial product, which now includes settlements. The company has added new data in its ongoing development of an off-the-shelf catalogue of current southern African landscape information, with the recent completion of a country-wide, high detail inventory of cultivated lands across Zambia. This […]

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