Norman Gwangwava

Norman GwangwavaDr. Norman Gwangwava: PhD in Industrial Engineering, with proficiency in Industrial and Product Design, Concurrent Engineering, and e-Manufacturing. LECTURER at the Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST), department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering. Has presented and published over 20 research papers at conferences and refereed journals. Research interests are in; Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems (RMS), Cyber-Physical Production Systems (CPS), Collaborative Product Design and Closed Loop Life-Cycle Systems, and Additive Manufacturing. Delivers short training programmes and offer consultancy in areas of Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Systems, Lean Manufacturing, Modular Product Design and Computer Based Applications in Engineering.

Publications

Learning Design Thinking Through a Hands-On Learning Model
Norman Gwangwava. © 2021. 19 pages.
Design thinking is a human-centered, team-based, creative, and iterative process for problem-solving. The process focuses on the end-user and applies empathy skills to gain an...
Cloud Based 3D Printing Business Modeling in the Digital Economy
Norman Gwangwava, Albert U Ude, Enock Ogunmuyiwa, Richard Addo-Tenkorang. © 2020. 20 pages.
3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is becoming the industry standard for manufacturing and prototyping. Although the technology is very old, it gained a huge...
3D Printing Applications in STEM Education
Norman Gwangwava, Catherine Hlahla. © 2019. 19 pages.
Using 3D printing technology in learning institutions brings an industrial experience to learners as well as an exposure to the same cutting-edge technologies encountered in...
E-Manufacturing and E-Service Strategies in Contemporary Organizations
Norman Gwangwava, Michael Mutingi. © 2018. 366 pages.
Continuous improvements in digitized practices have created opportunities for businesses to develop more streamlined processes. This not only leads to higher success in...
3D Printing Applications in STEM Education
Norman Gwangwava, Catherine Hlahla. © 2018. 15 pages.
Using 3D printing technology in learning institutions brings an industrial experience to learners as well as an exposure to the same cutting-edge technologies encountered in real...
Manufacturing Information and Database Systems Adoption and Usage Trends in Developing Countries
Norman Gwangwava. © 2018. 21 pages.
Data and information has become a central productive and strategic asset, and the success of the organization depends on its ability to gather, produce, maintain, and disseminate...
Design of Cloud-Based CAPP System to Aid Process Planning for Sheet Metal Products
Norman Gwangwava. © 2018. 28 pages.
In the design of new products, it is usual for different planners to specify different processing routes for the same part, which do not always incorporate the optimal solution...
Open Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Cloud Manufacturing and Cloud-Based Maintenance Integration Using XML
Norman Gwangwava. © 2018. 38 pages.
Product lifecycle management (PLM) is concerned with managing all the processes of product transition from cradle to the grave. Phases of a product life are inception...
Social Communities of Design and Makers and their Impact on Learning
Norman Gwangwava, Albert U Ude, Enoch N Ogunmuyiwa, Richard Addo-Tenkorang. © 2018. 20 pages.
The past two decades have seen a rapid growth in the Maker communities and Communities of Enquiry. Unlike social media, these communities have a unique goal of sharing special...
Cloud Based 3D Printing Business Modeling in the Digital Economy
Norman Gwangwava, Albert U Ude, Enock Ogunmuyiwa, Richard Addo-Tenkorang. © 2018. 19 pages.
3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is becoming the industry standard for manufacturing and prototyping. Although the technology is very old, it gained a huge...
Big Data and Data Modelling for Manufacturing Information Systems
Norman Gwangwava, Khumbulani Mpofu, Samson Mhlanga. © 2016. 23 pages.
The evolving Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) has not spared the manufacturing industry. Modern ICT based solutions have shown a significant improvement in...
Big Data and Data Modelling for Manufacturing Information Systems
Norman Gwangwava, Khumbulani Mpofu, Samson Mhlanga. © 2015. 23 pages.
The evolving Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) has not spared the manufacturing industry. Modern ICT based solutions have shown a significant improvement in...