Mintek and ZEISS to host Workshop on Materialography, Metallography and Fractures

Mintek, in collaboration with Zeiss, South Africa will host a Workshop on Materialography, Metallography and Fractures from 21– 23 May 2019 at Mintek. The three-day workshop will present the latest developments in image analysis techniques, and how automated hardware and software workflows are able to solve the facing the mining and steel industries.

The workshop will be presented by guest speaker, Professor George Vander Voort, Consultant in Materialography, Failure Analysis and Acheometallurgy from Illinois, United States of America. Vander Voort will present insights into Metallography of ferrous and nonferrous materials, microstructures of cast irons, copper, aluminium, welds and coatings, measurement of microstructures, advanced manufacturing – casting & powder metallurgy, composites, polymers & ceramics, failure analysis, heat treatment and light microscopy, scanning electron microscopy and corrosion.  ZEISS will exhibit its range of image analysis systems.

About Mintek

Mintek is South Africa’s national mineral research organisation established in 1934. It is one of the world’s leading technology organisations specialising in minerals processing, extractive metallurgy and related areas. Our commitment to innovation and our world-class research and development expertise is supported by a physical infrastructure of modern laboratories, pilot plants and workshops. We believe it is our extensive intellectual capital – engineers, scientists and technologists, all of the highest calibre – that forms the most valuable part of our proposition to our customers. Learn more here: and follow us on twitter: @Mintek_RSA

About Zeiss South Africa

Carl Zeiss (Pty) Limited was founded in 1939 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Carl Zeiss AG, Oberkochen / Germany.  The head office of Carl Zeiss (Pty) Limited is situated in Randburg / Gauteng and the company has a branch in Cape Town and Kwa Zulu Natal. The main business of the company is the sale, technical service and support of  ZEISS optical equipment, including microscopes and accessories, medical equipment, surgical and ophthalmic systems, lasers, industrial measurement equipment, sports optics and radiation therapy solutions. The company imports these products from the ZEISS group’s manufacturing facilities worldwide for the local market in Southern and East Africa.