Mission of the Laser and Additive Manufacturing and CAD Department
We are targeting to upgrade the technical capabilities for the design and manufacturing and innovation of new value-added products – that can access and compete in the global markets in different countries in Egypt, Africa and Arab Countries. We are targeting to introduce the new industrial technologies like 3D Printing, Freeform Fabrication, Laser based Manufacturing and Computer based Machining to the Egyptian industrial sectors and train new generations of Egyptian engineers on using these technologies,
Examples of the products that can be developed using CAD and 3D Printing
نهدف إلي دعم و تطوير القطاع الصناعي في مصر و ربط البحث العلمي التطبيقي بإحتياجات الصناعة الفعلية و إدخال تكنولوجيا الصناعة الحديثة المستخدمة في العالم كله - مثل الطباعة ثلاثية الأبعاد و التصنيع بالليزر و ببرامج الكمبيوتر المتقدمة - إلي الشركات الصناعية المصرية و ندعم تدريب شباب الجامعات و شباب المهندسين علي إستخدام تكنولوجيا الصناعة الحديثة ،
Background and justification:
The greatest challenge for the development of the countries in Africa and Middle East is to provide fast-growing and sustainable economy and overcome poverty and adverse social conditional via the total development goals. At the top of these goals should be foreign market access which when complemented with industrialization programs and trade capacity building will result in export growth—an important growth pole. Private sector development strategies also play an important role in promoting economic diversification and structural change.
Industrialization has a critical role to play in helping the developing countries to raise growth rates. Productive development is the motive force for applying new technologies to production and the most important source and diffuser of technological innovation. It creates new skills and work attitudes, catalyzes institutional change and breeds modern entrepreneurship. It is the best way of modernizing the export structure and creating the base for sustained export growth along with higher wages. Successful industrialization helps create the employment that poor economies need as they release labor from agriculture, both directly and by stimulating the development of modern services.
Most countries Africa and Middle East rely on importing of necessary tools, jigs, fixtures, dies, moulds and spare parts. These important elements in any manufacturing process become very annoying obstacle due to its high cost and availability which reflects badly on any manufacturing business and its competence in the market. The effect of this can be seen very clear on the variety and quality of products in the local produced goods. For these nations, in order to have good share in the regional and international market, they must improve their production systems and the quality of the products at competitive prices as well. This, in our consideration is due to lack of utilization of advanced technology to limit constrains normally brought with imported plants and machineries.
Using tools such as Computer Aided Design, Manufacturing and Engineering (CAD/CAM/CAE) combined with up-to-date manufacturing practice should open the door to regional engineers and technicians to communicate with the international engineering industries to improve the local and regional enterprises. This, in addition to solving one of the problems in manufacturing engineering, it will close the gab with developed countries and give the developing nations a good platform for advanced research and development and a tool for innovations. For example, even though we can not imagine life without plastic products and no one can escape from using them as flour and bread, the local producers are always lagging behind in modeling, design and manufacturing of the tooling required for such plastic products "no product with new ideas !".
The Central Metallurgical Research and Development Institute (CMRDI) [www.cmrdi.sci.eg], Ministry of Scientific Research has inaugurated the first CAD/CAM/CAE and RPM department in Egypt and North Africa and Arab Region that is aimed at promoting advanced technology among local people. This will have a very good impact in the long term development process.
Brief information on the Central Metallurgical Research and Development Institute (CMRDI) in Egypt
The Central Metallurgical Research and Development Institute (CMRDI) is a research institute affiliated to the Ministery of Scientific Research. The mission of the institute is to enhance the competitiveness of the Egyptian industry and the welfare of the society through technological development and technology transfer.
CMRDI offers services to industry covering research projects, consultancy, technical services, training, testing and certification.
Over almost three decades of collaboration with Egyptian industry, these services have been focused on the actual demands of the client and application in the company, giving the institute a profile of needs pull rather than technology push.
CMRDI has a longstanding and successful collaboration with many national and overseas R&D institutions, which guarantees a sound scientific basis.
CMRDI has also largely benefited from cooperation with international agencies such as JICA (Japan), TNO (Netherlands) and SIDA (Sweden). Thanks to this support, CMRDI was able to play an effective role in transferring many technologies to the Egyptian industries as well as other African and Middle-East countries.