• Toward understanding the process limits of incremental sheet forming of titanium alloys 

      Uheida, E. H.; Oosthuizen, G. A.; Dimitrov, D. (Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University, 2016)
      Incremental sheet forming (ISF) process is characterised by high flexibility at low cost, and short replacement time. ISF as a process has received global attention. Particular areas include the aerospace industries, ...
    • A roadmap towards significant customer value in a complex product environment 

      Pretorius, G. D. P.; Du Preez, N. D. (Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University, 2016)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Three fundamental processes of an enterprise are development, operations and marketing. When a product or service (Knowledge Item) is introduced to a customer, a specific series of success events are ...
    • Performance evaluation of custom manufactured WC-12wt%Co abrasive grinding wheel 

      Enever, A. A.; Oosthuizen, G. A.; Sacks, N. (Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University, 2016)
      Grinding is a material removal process making use of geometrically nondefined tool edges, or abrasive particles, which is bonded together in the form of a grinding wheel to cut, or machine, a material into shape. The ...
    • The learning factory : a didactic platform for knowledge transfer in South Africa 

      Van der Merwe, A.; Hummel, V.; Matope, S. (Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University, 2016)
      During the first years of their employment, the graduates are a liability to industry. The employer goes an extra mile to bridge the gap between university-exiting and profitable employment of engineering graduates. ...
    • A holonic approach to reactive scheduling when rush orders emerge 

      Dewa, M. T.; Van der Merwe, A. F.; Matope, S. (Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University, 2016)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Rush orders can complicate the life of project managers when they emerge especially if they are of a high priority. Initially prepared process plans and schedules become invalid while extra capacity may ...
    • Gamification : teaching within learning factories 

      Von Leipzig, T.; Von Leipzig, K. H.; Hummel, V. (Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University, 2016)
      Gamification, the use of game elements for non-gaming purposes, may just make a huge impact on education, a contribution the world in general and South Africa in particular, desperately needs. In today’s fast-paced work ...
    • Framework to develop and evaluate process chains for resource efficiency 

      Oettel, M. K.; Van Der Schyff, H.; Bezuidenhout, M. B.; Oosthuizen, G. A. (Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University, 2016)
      Continuous development of new, and the improvement of existing products yields a vast collection of concepts and prototypes. Such products do not yet necessarily have established process chains. An area therefore exists ...
    • Emerging synthesis of social manufacturing 

      Steenkamp, L. P.; Ras, C. I; Oosthuizen, G. A.; Von Leipzig, K. H. (Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University, 2016)
      Manufacturing systems has changed constantly throughout the years and new theory towards value creation is emerging. The latest manufacturing paradigm is described as social manufacturing which uses open design platforms. ...
    • Developing a patient-specific maxillary implant using additive manufacturing and design 

      Booysen, G. J.; Van der Merwe, A.; De Beer, D.; Van den Heever, C.; Els, J. (Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University, 2016)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Maxillectomy is the surgical removal or resection of the maxilla or upper jaw bone. A total or partial maxillectomy can be performed depending on how far the tumour has spread. This paper will discuss ...
    • Characteristics of single layer selective laser melted tool grade cemented tungsten carbide 

      Van Staden, A. C.; Hagedorn-Hansen, D.; Oosthuizen, G. A.; Sacks, N. (Stellenbosch University. Faculty of Engineering. Dept. of Industrial Engineering., 2016)
      Cemented carbide tools, specifically tungsten carbide based alloys, have found a wide range of application fields including manufacturing, agriculture, and mining, among others. A need for customised tooling solutions using ...
    • Agent based job scheduling for a vehicle engine reconditioning machine shop 

      Nyanga, L.; Van der Merwe, A. F.; Burawa, M.; Matope, S.; Dewa, M. T. (Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University, 2016)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Job scheduling at a machine shop is a multi-decision criteria problem whose skills are acquired after some years of experience. For Small, Medium to Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) with limited machinery the ...