Chapter 973

Krugersdorp Chapter

President:Roy de Stadler
Vice-President:Trevor Davies
Secretary:Melissa de Beer
Treasurer:Christa Greyvenstein 
Safety Officer:Gavin van der Berg
Additional Member:Andre Scheepers 
Meetings:3rd Saturday on the month at 14h00 
Venue:Jack Taylor Airfield. Krugersdorp

Crosswinds Fly-in


The Crosswinds Fly-in on 14 June was a great success. Our catering team was on site at 6am and in no time had everything set up for the first famished aviators who arrived as the sun made its appearance. Fortunately, a roaring fire was blazing in the fire pit to reduce the chill. Unfortunately, we could not offer a wee dram as they still had to fly home!

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Chapter 973

by Roy de Stadler, Chapter 973 Chairman

In February, after our meeting, we were introduced to 3D printing technology by Russell Oosterlaak. (Russell is the owner and CEO of 3D Solids Additive Technology). Russell’s presentation on this fascinating new technology opened up a wonder-world where objects could be created from CAD drawings with amazing accuracy using a variety of plastic polymers. Numerous examples were displayed which wowed everybody. Most were prototypes in ABS but some aircraft production items of lightweight, intricate honeycomb structure showed how highly complex items could be made in polymers of choice. Even parts within parts can be made by laying down a modified water soluble polymer between the separate components. After completion, the water soluble polymer is removed by placing in water and thus releasing the parts.
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