dTi Centre of Excellence in Advanced Manufacturing

The dtiCoE was established in March 2009 with the support of the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) to align to the government's national objectives.

The Centre works closely with the dti, Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA) and the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa (IDC). It offers a professional and efficient advanced manufacturing support service to develop South African enterprises’ competitiveness both locally and internationally.

This service includes:

  • Processing for the food industry
  • Specialised machine and equipment development
  • Specialised tool- and die-making service
  • Product and process development
  • Filled polymers compounding and profiling
  • Injection moulding

 In the Centre's strive to support the dti’s objectives, a practical workshop and seminar, ExtruAfrica, was arranged to provide a learning and development opportunity to role players in extrusion. 

The goal of this event was to provide a platform for individuals and companies to learn about extrusion. More about his event here


Prof L.J. Grobler

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Prof LJ Grobler

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018 299 1328

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018 299 1320

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Potchefstroom Campus,
Building N1

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Curriculum Vitae


Ms Ilze Combrinck

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Ms Ilze Combrinck
Administrative Assistant

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018 299 1329

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018 299 1320

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Potchefstroom Campus,
Building G15; Room G05A