Moulds are hollowed-out blocks that are used as tools for the mass production of parts such as plastic bottles and automotive parts. These moulds are expensive to manufacture and are therefore designed to have a long service life.  Manufacturing industries thus seek cost-effective processes to...

Treating relatively fine bone fractures is challenging, as mechanisms to promote and correct bone growth used in large fractures are not suitable. Wits researchers have developed an injectable compound which is liquid at room temperature and becomes solid at body temperature that meets this need. It...

There are approximately 1 million upper limb amputees across South Africa, with an estimate of another 5 million in the rest of Africa.  Amputees find available prostheses too expensive, uncomfortable and/or having limited functionality. This results in many amputees discarding their prostheses...