Archive for November, 2014

3D printer market set for rapid growth in 2015

  According to Gartner’s latest forecast, worldwide shipments of 3D printers will reach 217 350 units in 2015, up from 108 151 in 2014. 3D printer shipments will more than double every year between 2015 and 2018, by which time worldwide shipments are forecast to reach more than 2,3 million. Seven technologies constitute the 3D […]

Coal silo collapse removes 3 GW from SA’s grid

  Eskom reports that the Majuba power station suffered a catastrophic event on 1 November 2014 when a coal silo collapsed. No one on the site was injured and the station’s output was reduced from 3600 MW to 1800 MW and then to 600 MW. The utility called a media briefing on 2 November to […]

Stemming de-industrialisation to grow manufacturing output

  South African manufacturers urgently need government to pursue solutions to enable the country to fulfill its manufacturing potential, Manufacturing Circle executive director Coenraad Bezuidenhout said at the Siemens Future of Manufacturing event.     Manufacturing has lost more than 300 000 jobs since the global financial crisis because these goals have not been pursued […]