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The economic and social opportunities of casting technology for rural women

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dc.contributor.author Joseph, Meera K.
dc.contributor.author Varachia, Farouk
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-10T09:44:58Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-10T09:44:58Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation ISEM 2011 Proceedings, September 21-23, Stellenbosch, South Africa en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/5209
dc.description.abstract The study examines the economic and social opportunities of additive and casting technology. The Community Casting Project (CCP) is a University of Johannesburg Metal Casting Technology Station (UJ-MCTS) project aimed at converting community-based hand made jewellery and crafts into commercially viable, job creating entities, through a comprehensive number of interventions central to which is additive manufacturing and casting technology. This pilot project which is composed of two phases is the overture to the rollout of the larger project. The six-month pilot project aims to develop and test the business case for the casting technology at three community sites as well as the rollout requirements of the larger project in order to inform the sponsors for the complete project rollout. The paper analyses the rationale and the benefits of additive manufacturing and casting technology. The case study analyses the role of UJ-MCTS in transferring know-how and skills in additive manufacturing and casting technology in an attempt to bring about socio-economic transformation to rural and peri-urban areas of South Africa. The authors propose some opportunities to empower rural women to reap the benefits of additive manufacturing and casting technology to optimise their production processes. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher ISEM en_US
dc.subject Metal Casting Technology en_US
dc.subject Community Casting Project en_US
dc.subject University of Johannesburg Metal Casting Technology Station en_US
dc.subject Hand made jewellery en_US
dc.subject Rural development in South Africa en_US
dc.title The economic and social opportunities of casting technology for rural women en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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