Armscor Engineering Day to focus on the fourth industrial revolution

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The theme of the 2019 edition of Armscor’s Engineering Day next month will be “The impact of the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) on Engineering in Defence.”

The Engineering Day will be held at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR’s) International Convention Centre (ICC) on 14 August.

Presentations will address the Fourth Industrial Revolution, how the defence force can benefit from it and what the consequences are for the defence force if they do not start adopting Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies or do research into the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Presentations will include an introduction to artificial intelligence by the CSIR’s Dr Hildegarde Koen, a look at Industry 4.0 and the digital enterprise by Esteq’s Cobus Oosthuizen and a guide to keeping a competitive advantage in the defence industry, with Saab’s Liza Abom unpacking this topic.

Other speakers will include Flaengro’s Kyle Winnaar, who will talk about digital image processing and machine learning for displacement and acceleration measurement, and Professor Johannes Cronje from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), who will speak about designed beyond the fourth industrial revolution.

Adriaan Steenkamp from Flamengro will talk about using 3D printing, a digital twin and smart sensor suites for the development of a novel warhead for a medium calibre defence projectile.

Dhavan Reddy from the Defence Decision Support Institute will talk about unpacking the fourth industrial revolution within while Pitso Magoro from Flamengro will discuss machine learning techniques on a digital twin of a turreted autocannon to diagnose failure modes.

Madodana Mfana from Sovereignty Systems will talk about different types of power generation while Sicelo Ngubane from MND Technologies will discuss passive radar systems and their use in the military.

The 2018 edition of the Armscor Engineering Day was themed ‘Engineering in Tough Economic Times: Defence Perspective’. It featured presentations by Armscor, the CSIR, Reutech Radar Systems and Denel, amongst others.

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