Adriaan S van der Walt
Founder Access CAD/CAM
Tool, Jig & Die Maker

Founder

If there is any thing I have learned in the 20 years that I have been involved in product development and manufacturing, it is to never stop learning and no matter how complicated things may appear, keep it simple.

So when I decided to start my own company, I looked at all the challenges and opportunities in the engineering industry and realised that what we need in South Africa, is for “Product Development”, to become more accessible.

To do this, you need better access to the tools, skills and a collaborative platform where innovative people can get together on a regular basis to learn and share.

Company

Access CADCAM is the first step in this process. Over the last 5 years we have looked for the most innovative and affordable alternatives in 3D Modelling (CAD), machining (CAM), analysis (FEM) and Simulation software.

Because “the tool is only as good as the person using it”, we have developed a number of ways to help you become an expert.

  1. Free Video tutorials to help you get started quickly.
  2. Training courses that helps you become proficient in your industry.
  3. Monthly Workshops where designers can meet and share.

This most important thing is to have fun along the way. Love your work!

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University of Johannesburg

Studied Industrial Design at University of Johannesburg for two years before opting for a National Trade Certificate as Tool, Jog and Die Maker.

1996-1998

merSETA

mersetaQualified as Tool, Jig and Die Maker in Injection Moulding for the Automotive Industry.
1998-2004

Ultra Zap

ultrazapRange of PVC injection moulds for Ultra Zap.

1999

Injection Moulds for a range of Excalibur Side Sills.

excalibur_1Injection mould for a variety of Excalibur side sills.

2000

Several crate injection moulds for MCG Industries

mcg_industriesSeveral crate injection moulds for MCG Industries.

2001

Injection moulds for the Nissan Hardbody roof rack components

excalibur_2Injection moulds for the Nissan Hardbody roof rack components.

2002

Sta-Soft bottle blow moulds


Sta-Soft bottle blow moulds.

2004

Colgate shampoo bottle blow moulds

Colgate shampoo bottle blow moulds.

2004

Sta-Soft unscrewing cap-moulds with helical spindle.

Sta-Soft unscrewing cap-moulds with helical spindle.

2005

Sta-Soft unscrewing cap-moulds with helical spindle


Sta-Soft unscrewing cap-moulds with helical spindle.

2005

Bantex file holder injection mould

bantexBantex file holder injection mould.

2006

Bantex file holder injection mould

bantex2Bantex file holder injection mould.

2006

Airbus A400M military aircraft project

airbus1Airbus A400M military aircraft project.

2007 – 2010

Airbus A400M. 5 Axis machining for aluminium airframe components

airbus-A400M

Airbus A400M. 5 Axis machining for aluminium airframe components.

2008

Airbus A400M. 5 Axis routing for composite panels using automated flexible tooling system

Airbus-A400M-5-Axis

Airbus A400M. 5 Axis routing for composite panels using automated flexible tooling system.

2009

Gulfstream G150 Project

Gulfstream-G150-Project

Gulfstream G150 Project.

2010

Commissioning of the LPT laser projection system for composite lay-up process

Commissioning-of-the-LPT

Commissioning of the LPT laser projection system for composite lay-up process.

2010

Joule Electric Vehicle Project

Joule-Electric

Joule Electric Vehicle Project.

2010 – 2012

Joule. Design process development for the vehicle ergonomics.

joule-Design

Joule. Design process development for the vehicle ergonomics.

2011

Joule. Parametric design of the electric motor.

Joule.Parametric

Joule. Parametric design of the electric motor.

2012

Afrimold 2012 Expo in Johannesburg.

Afrimold-2012

Afrimold 2012 Expo in Johannesburg.

2012

Aerosud LTC Project. Tooling manufacture.

Aerosud-LTC

Aerosud LTC Project. Tooling manufacture.

2013

ZW3D implementation at Habitat Industries. PET Blow Mould design.

ZW3D-implementation

ZW3D implementation at Habitat Industries. PET Blow Mould design.

2013

Blow Mould and Injection Mould Design

Blow-Mould-and-Injection-Mould-Design

Blow Mould and Injection Mould Design.

2013

Afrimold 2013 Expo in Johannesburg.

Afrimold

Afrimold 2013 Expo in Johannesburg.

2013

C.G. Tech Vericut implementation at Daliff Precision Engineering.

C.G-Tech

C.G. Tech Vericut implementation at Daliff Precision Engineering.

2014

ZW3D and Vericut implementation at Castco Precision Castings. Investment casting moulds design.

ZW3D-Vericut

ZW3D and Vericut implementation at Castco Precision Castings. Investment casting moulds design.

2014

Propak Cape 2014 Expo at the CCITC.

Propak-Cape

Propak Cape 2014 Expo at the CCITC.

2014

ZW3D implementation at Purple Line Plastics. Blow Mould and Injection Mould Design.

ZW3D implementation at Purple Line Plastics. Blow Mould and Injection Mould Design.

2014

Workshop about new trends in the Engineering Software Industry at the WCTI Networking Event.

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Workshop about new trends in the Engineering Software Industry at the WCTI Networking Event.

2015

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