Overview of Organisation

Adaptronics Advanced Manufacturing Technology Laboratory (AMTL) is located at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), Bellville Campus. The primary objective of the unit is to specialise as a national manufacturing, research and educational resource centre for Adaptronics Technologies in South Africa. Adaptronics is the technology that integrates sensor and actuator functions into materials, components and structures so that they may react to environment stimuli thus making them intelligent.

Technology Competencies and Offerings:

  • Adaptronics Technology;
  • Automotive Technologies;
  • Ocean Engineering; and 
  • Universal Design

These areas form the foundation of the Adaptronics AMTL's Human Capital Development Programme, and include student R&T projects ranging from Internships, Bachelors, Masters, Doctoral and PostDoctoral activities. AMTL has dedicated staff of Technologist, Technicians, and Artisans involved in industry-related activities ranging from design, prototyping, testing; and process and programme development.

Assistance Areas Offered
Business Planning/Modelling
Networking and Associations
Product Development
Prototype Development
Product Design and Development
Product Assembly and Packaging
Specialization Sector/s
​Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles