Advanced Materials

The Advanced Materials Division (AMD) is a dynamic and multi-disciplinary division that addresses the need for specific research into the end-use of metals in the manufacturing, fabrication and mining industries.

Introduction to AMD

The Advanced Materials Division (AMD) is a dynamic and multi-disciplinary division that addresses the need for specific research into the end-use of metals in the manufacturing, fabrication and mining industries. AMD combines the skills of highly qualified and experienced researchers with a comprehensive variety of specialised equipment, some of which is unique in South Africa and undertakes contract research and development as well as fundamental research in the following areas:

Precious metals research

  • Advanced alloys research and development.
  • Materials Science (Nanoscience and Nanotechnology) in the specific fields of Water, Health and the Environment.
  • Catalysis.
  • Fuel cells research and development.
  • Precious metals based drug therapies.

Ferrous and base metal research and development

  • Production of special alloys.

Metallurgical service work for complex and difficult problems

  • Comprehensive metallurgical services to small and large industries.