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eNtsa - Innovation through engineering

Congratulations to Hiten Parmar, Senior Engineer on the uYilo Programme within the School of Engineering, on successfully achieving his Level 2 and Level 3 IMI Awards in Electrically Propelled Vehicles during his recent trip to the UK.

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WeldCore® - eNtsa research packaged for prospective clients

eNtsa is engaging with Eskom to discuss the commercial roll-out of the award winning, friction hydro pillar processing (FHPP)  technology, WeldCore®. This is to ensure that the model chosen to roll out this technology is not only relevant but attractive for prospective clients. The meeting held on the 26 August addressed the need to strategically align and unpack the way forward to successfully implement this phase.

UJ student performing friction stir welds for his doctorate qualification.

Dr Esther Akinlabi, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University alumni, is hosting one of her postgraduate students at NMMU’s Friction Stir Welding (FSW) facilities. University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) doctorate candidate, Mr Patrick Mubiayi under the supervision of Dr Akinlabi, is currently conducting research focusing on Friction Stir Spot Welding (FSSW) of Aluminium and Copper.

eNtsa discusses implementation plan of R11 mil contract with Eskom

During a meeting today, 13 May 2011, eNtsa and an Engineering team from Eskom finalized the details for implementation of an R11million research contract. This contract, one of the largest research contracts awarded to the NMMU, is in support of late stage research and development for the finalization and commercialization of the coring and friction process repair technique, trade marked by the NMMU as WeldCoreTM.

The eNtsa team is the runner up of this year's Eskom Sustainability Division Manager's Award.

Gearing up for the future

E-Mobility programme launched at by NMMU & TIA

The Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) in collaboration with Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) launched the Uyilo E-Mobility Programme, on the 13th of March 2013. This programme seeks to speed up the development of new technologies to create a sustainable infrastructure for the use of the electric vehicles through South Africa.

From ACTS to eNtsa

The Automotive Components Technology Station name has been changed to eNtsa, as the unit has outgrown the scope of solemny the automotive components sector.

Watch the website and notice boards for more information on the eNtsa launch.


eNtsa would like to wish all colleagues and clients a prosperous 2011.


eNtsa – Engineering through Innovation

On Saturday, 3 September 2011, a team of engineers from eNtsa successfully implemented the 1st commercial application related to the patented WeldCoreTM technology, jointly developed by NMMU and Eskom. This was done at the Rotek facilities in Johannesburg on a component with a R1.2billion replacement value.

eNtsa wins another award for the WeldCore(R) technology.

eNtsa Director winner of the 2012 Southern African Institute of Welding's Gold Medal! 





 Please view the below notification of the intent of FPRI in collaboration with eNtsa to arrange an International conference on Friction Processing





DATE: 30 August 2011 – 31 August 2011 (2 Day Conference)

PLACE: Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth, South Africa

VENUE: North Conference Centre, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

eNtsa attempted the longest friction stir weld in Africa. The weld was approximately 8 meters long using 5mm thick aluminium plates on the newly developed GRW platform.