Another boost for the manufacturing sector in November

BusinessLIVE | January 10, 2019

Another boost for the manufacturing sector in November
Production from SA’s factories continued to improve in the last quarter of 2018, data from Statistics SA (Stats SA) showed on Thursday. Annual growth in manufacturing production grew 1.6% in November, in line with the Bloomberg consensus, after a higher-than-expected boost of 3% in September.
The biggest growth drivers were a 5.2% rise in food and beverages; and a 6.2% uptick in motor vehicles, parts, and accessories and other transport equipment. However, the basic iron and steel, nonferrous metal products, metal products, and machinery division fell by 1.7%.

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There are thousands of materials on the market with different manufacturing applications in conventional processes like molding or machining. But what about for additive manufacturing? Material cost and selection is one of the major targets in the development and adoption of 3D printing in industrial production.

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Spotlight

There are thousands of materials on the market with different manufacturing applications in conventional processes like molding or machining. But what about for additive manufacturing? Material cost and selection is one of the major targets in the development and adoption of 3D printing in industrial production.