Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Cape Town
Rondebosch, 7701, RSA
Ph: # (0)21 650 3231
Most of my manufacturing research is based on using lasers as production tools. Lasers are used for applications in one of the following scenarios: The application can not be carried out by another process with reasonable economic efforts, or the quality achievable by using a laser is superior to the alternative. If one of these scenarios applies, then a laser is a wonderful machining tool which experiences no wear and requires minimum consumables, while offering nearly unparalleled accuracy, repeatability and quality.
Latest Five Publications:
I have published about 35 papers in journals and conferences and I hold 2 US-patents for a Rapid Manufacturing process together with co-inventors and provisional South African patents (one together with undergraduate students).