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Delmia Digital Manufacturing

Quad Design has installed Delmia, the digital manufacturing and production solution from Dassault Systèmes.  This mission critical decision making application will allow Quad Design Services to plan, simulate and operate its design innovations for the benefit of its customers.

New face at Quad Design Services

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Quad Design Services welcomes Dave Petrie to the team as the Design and Process Services Director.

Dave brings with him over 28 years of Production / Process Engineering experience in the automotive manufacturing field which included the design of jigs, fixtures, gauges and tooling systems in general.

He is also very well versed in Continuous Improvement principles, Project Management and the OHSAct / regulations.

We wish him the very best in his new role with us.

Bob Williamson is the New ISTMA World President


Being elected as the President of ISTMA World is not only an honour and privilege but an acknowledgement by the International Tooling Industry of the pioneering work done by the South African Tooling Initiative and the team that pulled it together. The recognition by our Government and all key industry sectors of the strategic importance of a strong and vibrant Tooling Industry towards the development and maintenance of a manufacturing economy along with the need for talent driven innovation is without doubt the building block that has led to its success.

Formed in 1973 by founding members Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom with Fred Peiseler as 1st President, the International Special Tooling and Machining Association (ISTMA) has developed to become a truly global organisation representing the interests of the special tooling and machining industries of 20 member country associations who in turn represent over 8,000 companies with an estimated $70 Billion U.S. dollars in annual sales.

During the next 3 years the ISTMA World Board and its secretariat will be focused to maintain and extend its position as the centre of expertise of the worldwide Tooling industry and the production technologies sciences along with the application of industry 4.0. This plan is built on the pillars of ;


  • A clearly defined schedule of networking reunions

  • The definitive source of statistical and technical information regarding the worldwide industry it supports

  • The establishment of regional grouping

  • Increased membership

  • An innovative approach to providing its members with an attractive and sustainable value proposition

  • A strong and vibrant corporate image to support and promote the ISTMA World brand

  • The development of strong and financially viable global partnerships


The Istma World mission to help national industry associations and their members’ companies achieve business success in the global economy through advocacy, networking, information, programs and services is as valid today as it was 44 years ago when ISTMA was established