The Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory (AML)is committed to enhancing the competitiveness of South African industry through the development of high value manufacturing technology as well as growing people talent. Since its inception, the Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory has developed expertise that has assisted South African precision engineering, aerospace, tooling and automotive companies to improve their manufacturing processes.
The main research focus is on high performance machining, polishing technologies, manufacturing process optimization, intelligent manufacturing systems and laser processing technologies. The AML also nurtures and grows R&D manpower for South African industry through the development of high calibre graduates and postgraduates. The Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory offers training to and pursues research projects with its various industrial partners. The AML is committed to creating intellectual capital, growing human expertise and contributing to industrial know how through critical research and development in the materials machining and manufacturing arena.