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I am a metallurgist, specialising in process improvement within the production space. I  have a great interest in the integration and application of quality improvement techniques into modern metal manufacturing technologies to optimize production processes, prevent machine breakdown including Process modelling and manufacturing technology developments. I am trained in the Lean Green belt and currently pursuing a course in Lean Six Sigma Green belt. I am eager to learn and always searching for opportunities to develop myself as an Engineer and a professional in general.

Research interests

Additive manufacturing is a destructive technology that is remodelling the manufacturing industry. My research focuses on integrating quality management strategies to metal additive manufacturing to reduce product deviation within a batch production of similar parts in a powder bed fusion. It involves studying and understanding the sources of deviations in the technology, outlining and understanding critical process parameters. Based on the challenges in modern technology, there is a need to evaluate existing and new quality models to improve the quality of AM components especially for batch production of similar parts.


I am currently working on my PhD project focusing on Laser powder bed fusion for metal manufacturing. My project is centred on high-volume, low mix production in metal AM . the aim is to quantify variations and minimise them to improve quality.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Education/Academic qualification

Master, An analysis of sand moulding process in a foundry using Six Sigma framework., University of Johannesburg

28 Feb 201731 Oct 2019

Award Date: 29 Oct 2019


  • TS Manufactures
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Quality assurance
  • Reducing variability
  • Lean manufacturing
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • Quality tool


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