NATIONAL awards officially recognising innovation and excellence in advanced manufacturing will be made for the first time in South Africa during November.

The National Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Awards is hosted under the auspices of the DTI and co-funded by the national Composites Cluster with a wide scope including the key drivers of the 4th industrial revolution.

All companies operating in the advanced manufacturing field, including 3D printing, robotics, automation, Artificial Intelligence (AI), laser cutting and etching, CNC machining, software, big data, IOT and composites will be eligible for national recognition.