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COMPOSITES INNOVATION CENTRE

The Composite Innovation Centre (CIC) aims to enhance the composites engineering footprint through a programme with activities that will create knowledgeable, experienced engineers with a composites engineering capability. This footprint and resource capacity generated from efforts within the composites engineering sphere can assist in research and development, focusing on high-end surface finishes required in industry for export quality products.

The Composite Innovation Centre (CIC) based at Nelson Mandela University successfully completed an initial composites project in light-weighting – project title: Weight Reduction of Composite Structures. The light-weighting project assisted in bringing the CIC to life with the development of skills and resources. The project explored the use of composites in four industry sectors; automotive, marine, renewable energy and aerospace.

To find out more contact eNtsa@mandela.ac.za