Welcome to Metal Casting Technology Station at UJ
Who are we?
Originally established in 2004 as an outreach institution of the Tshumisano trust of the National Department of Science and Technology, the Metal Casting Technology Station (MCTS) at the University of Johannesburg has quickly established itself to be a dynamic player in the industry of engineering and technology. Situated on the Doornfontein Campus under the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, the MCTS is a non – profit governmental initiative that is the leading provider of technology transfer assistance to SMME's in the metal casting industry.
The five main focus areas for the MCTS include:
Education and training
Rural and Emerging foundries; and
The Metal Casting Technology Station supports and assists foundries in terms of industrial projects and technology transfer of metal casting. Throughout the years the MCTS has provided numerous growth developments to its human resources and students alike. Providing them with practical experiences in the form of internship programmes that have ensured they are well prepared for the working environment, this according to Mr. Farouk Varachia, who is the Station manager at the MCTS. Moreover, The MCTS increases the competitiveness and innovation of South African foundries by stimulating growth and development in the metal casting industry. As of April 2010 the prominent innovations company TIA (Technology Innovation Agency) became a major stakeholder partnering up to assist and enhance the overall success of the MCTS.
Since the partnership the MCTS continues to thrive in the transfer of technology and skills. Partnerships and sponsors of the MCTS also include the South African Institute of Foundrymen (SAIF), the Western Cape Institute of Foundrymen (WCIF), the National Foundry Technology Network (NFTN), MERSETA, MINTECK, DACT, SEDA, AFSA, DTI, etc.