Exploring Additive Manufacturing: A Journey to South Africa

Experience the essence of Additive Manufacturing in South Africa from November 4 – 8, 2024, across Cape Town, Bloemfontein, and Pretoria, delve into innovation, gain insights and network.

Since 2019, our Tech-Journey has taken us across the US and Israel, and now, in 2024, we’re thrilled to set our sights on South Africa. Join us as we venture into the heart of one of Africa’s most vibrant nation’s AM landscape, uncovering its immense potential.

Why South Africa?
South Africa stands out as a key player in Additive Manufacturing, boasting remarkable growth over the past two decades. From just one 3D Systems SLA 250 in 1991 to around 5700 machines in 2018, the market has experienced exponential expansion. Yet, it’s not just about the numbers: South Africa nurtures a thriving start-up ecosystem – not just because the government has dedicated funding projects for AM – and holds specialized expertise in aerospace, rail transport, and medical 3D printing. With nearly two-thirds of universities equipped with their own AM facilities, the country fosters a robust academic research landscape.

Why Should You Join?
Joining our delegation offers a unique chance to network with South African companies and fellow German pioneers in the AM field. Immerse yourself in a series of visits to relevant companies and institutions, gaining firsthand insights into the South African market. This fully funded initiative (please check your company’s De-Minimis regulations) promises a comprehensive exploration of Additive Manufacturing in a vibrant and evolving landscape.

What to Expect from our 2024 Tech-Journey?
Join us on this transformative journey to South Africa, where Additive Manufacturing meets innovation and opportunity. Together with the AHK Southern Africa, Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH and Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) we are organising every company visit and event in South Africa – you simply have to book a flight and your accomodation! Here’s a glimpse of our planned itinerary:

  • Sunday, Nov 3: Arrival in Cape Town
  • Monday, Nov 4: Company visits in Cape Town
  • Tuesday, Nov 5: Presentation event and networking in Cape Town
  • Wednesday, Nov 6: Company visits and networking in Bloemfontein
  • Thursday, Nov 7: Presentation event and networking in Johannesburg/Pretoria
  • Friday, Nov 8: Company visits in Johannesburg/Pretoria, Departure to Germany

Interested in learning more about this trip?
Contact us to join our informational webinar on July 3, 2024, to gain comprehensive insights into the Tech-Journey to South Africa. Don’t miss this chance to unlock the transformative potential of Additive Manufacturing.

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