South Africa

Wohlers Talk

I spent last week in Vanderbijlpark, South Africa, at RAPDASA 2016. It was the 17th annual conference and exhibition of the Rapid Product Development Association of South Africa. What do these and other developments in South Africa have in common?

3D Printing Africa: South Africa’s 3D Printing Sector

If there is one country Africa that has seriously ventured into the 3D printing sector with active participation, it is South Africa. 3D Printing 3D printed implant 3d printing ecosystem Aeroswift africa Council for Scientific and Industrial Research CSIR jawbone robobeast South Africa 3D printingSince 2012, the country at the located at the bottom of the. View the entire article via our website.

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AM in Africa

Wohlers Talk

Yesterday, I recently returned from my 22nd visit to Africa. Twenty of them have been to South Africa where additive manufacturing activity is the strongest. In fact, I estimate that 99% of AM work on the continent has occurred in the country.

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Interview with Gavin Leggott on 3D Printing in Africa

Gavin Leggott Gavin Leggot from Promake International Ltd discusses 3D printing in Africa in this interview. Africa is not yet fully explored when it comes to 3D printing and Additive. 3D Printing Education Exclusive Interviews 3d printing africa 3d printing education 3d printing interview Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM The post. View the entire article via our website.

Interview with Elisabeth Moreno on HP and 3D Printing in Africa

Elisabeth Moreno Elisabeth Moreno, the Vice President and Managing Director Africa at HP Technology, talks to us about HP’s role in 3D printing in Africa, as. 3D Printers 3D Printing Exclusive Interviews 3d print hp 3d printing interview africa africa 3d printing hp hp 3d printing HP Multi Jet Fusion MJF

Progress in South Africa

Wohlers Talk

The Rapid Product Development Association of South Africa (RAPDASA) held its 16th annual conference near Pretoria last week. One interesting development is the growth of the Idea 2 Product (I2P) labs, not only in South Africa, but also in other parts of the world.

3D Printing in Africa: Kenya & 3D Printing

Kenya has been considered to be a hub for innovation in Africa. 3D Design 3D Printed Art Medical 3D Printing Science & Technology 3d design 3d hubs 3d printed medical models 3d printed prosthetics africa 3d printing Kenya makerbot STEM educationPersonally, I started working with Kenya in 3D printing technology with a Makerbot Reseller, Amit Shah who runs Objet Kenya which is a. View the entire article via our website.

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3D Printing in Africa: 3D Printing in Ghana

This is in comparison with other active countries such as South Africa or Kenya. 3D Design 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials Science & Technology 3d printed drone 3d printing 3D printing assistive technology 3d printing education 3d printing partnerships africa 3d printing disabilities e-nable Ghana makerbot3D printing in Ghana can be considered to be in transition from the early to middle stage of development.

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BIG garage DIY 3d printer by Fouche from South Africa

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Here is one big DIY machine from South Africa made by Hans Fouche in his garage. Many interesting 3d printing things come from South Africa! africa fff large printer new diy 3d printer south africa

Titan Robotics Brings Large-Format 3D Printing to West Africa

Lagos, Nigeria, a place not commonly known for 3D printing, just got a huge innovation boost at one of the largest foundries in West Africa — Nigerian Foundries Limited. 3D Printers 3D Printing Business 3D printed casting 3d printing for casting 3d printing foundry africa africa 3d printing ATLAS atlas 3d printer Clay Guillory foundries foundry ge investment casting metal casting MetalCasting Nigeria PelletFed sand casting 3d printed parts Sandcasting titan robotics West Africa

Space Invaders Delta 3 tracked 3d printer from South Africa

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3d printed robot delta 3d printer lego new diy 3d printer robots south africa space students Space Invaders is a team of students with Rueben Pretorius, Mathew Whyte and Jared Rheeders as members.

Will 3D Printing change Africa ?

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The original post Will 3D Printing change Africa ? 3D Printing 3DP Applications Education Featured Medical & Dental News AfricaBy Farai Mashambanhaka. Anyone following the 3D Printing fever will likely have come across stories about 3D Printing possibilities for the developing world.

Garter reports “early mainstream” adoption for 3D printing services in Africa

3D Printing Industry

a Stamford-headquartered market researcher, 3D printing has reached a critical stage in Africa. Insights Africa Africa’s Agricultural Status Report Gartner Hype Cycle William HahnAccording to the latest report from Gartner Inc., Enter the cycle According to Gartner’s report, the two technologies that have made it to the final step of the Hype Cycle are mobile money (technology that allows accesses to online banking via cell phones) […].

Bionic Arm Advocate Tilly Lockey Speaks at the SingularityU South Africa Summit

Last week Tilly Lockey went on stage at the Kyalami Grand Prix circuit in Johannesburg, South Africa, during the SingularityU South African (SA) Summit, for a one on one with. 3d printed prosthetic arm 3d printed prosthetics Alita: Battle Angel bionic arm bionic hand Hero Arm James Cameron Open Bionics prosthetics singularity university SingularityU South Africa SingularityU South Africa Summit south africa Tilly Lockey united kingdom

MakerBot Distribution Expansion Continues With Rectron In South Africa

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The geographic expansion of Stratasys owned MakerBot’s retail channels continues with the first distribution partnership for the company in South Africa. … The original post MakerBot Distribution Expansion Continues With Rectron In South Africa appeared first on 3D Printing Industry.

South Africa’s government invests R17 million in metal 3D printing startup

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South Africa's Industrial Development Corporation is investing R17 million (the equivalent of over $1.2 de Beer Metal Heart South Africa South African Department of Science and Technology W.B. million USD) in Metal Heart, a startup to make metal 3D printers for. Business 3d metal 3D metal printing 3D printing startup Additive manufacturing Additive Manufacturing Center of Competence additive manufacturing roadmap D.J.

3D Printed Designs Highlight the Miss South Africa Pageant

Recently, the Miss South Africa pageant took place. 3D Design 3D Printing 3d printed fashion 3d printed flowers 3D printed swimsuits Bambshell build volume Miss South Africa Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) sinterit Sinterit Lisa south africaThe winner was 23-year-old medical student Tamaryn Green, but the 2011 winner, Melinda Bam, also had a place in the spotlight this year. Since. View the entire article via our website.

3D Startup Africa: Interview with Hein Moller from TiziriTech

Interview with Hein Moller Hein Moller Hein Moller is the director of TiziriTech, a South Africa based company that offers Advanced Manufacturing consulting services. The main focus of service. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing Exclusive Interviews Metal 3D Printing 3d printing 3d printing interviews 3d printing research additive manufacturing

3D Printing for Sustainable Economic Development in Africa

Africa, which has been. 3D Printing Business 3D Printing Academy for Girls africa africa 3d printing african centre for technology studies economic development Hailemichael Teshome Demissie malaria Nigeria STEM education Youth for Technology zambiaI’ve noticed a common refrain in today’s news cycle: in order to remain viable in the global economy, countries need to get behind 3D printing, and fast. View the entire article via our website.

Robobeast 3d printer from South Africa - sturdy machine designed for prosthetic hand printing in developing countries

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3D LifePrints Achieves Many Firsts in Africa with 3D Printed Prosthetics

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… The original post 3D LifePrints Achieves Many Firsts in Africa with 3D Printed Prosthetics appeared first on 3D Printing Industry. 3D Printing 3D Scanning Africa Charities FDM/FFF Medical & Dental News ProstheticsBy Davide Sher.

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Africa Aerospace and Defence 2018: What to expect

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“Unlocking Africa’s Aerospace and Defence potential”. This is the tagline of Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) 2018 which will take place from the 19 th to 23 rd of September at the Air Force Base Waterkloof, City of Tshwane, South Africa. AAD is a real asset for Africa.

South Africa’s Art Machina features 100% 3D printed artwork

3D Printing Industry

Art & Sculpture Art Machina Rick Treweek South AfricaIn the art world, 3D printing continues to make waves from fashion design to the restoration of historic sculptures. Emerging artists are now finding more and.

Surgeons in South Africa complete landmark ear operation using 3D printed implants

3D Printing Industry

Professor Mashudu Tshifularo and a team of surgeons at Steve Biko Academic Hospital in South Africa have just completed a landmark operation for 3D printing in healthcare. Potentially the first procedure of its kind in the world specialists at the hospital, which is affiliated with the University of Pretoria (UP), have performed a middle ear transplant. The reconstructed […].

Barnes Group Advisors licenses additive manufacturing training to TiziriTech in South Africa

3D Printing Industry

Additive manufacturing consultancy firm The Barnes Group Advisors (TBGA) has signed an intellectual property license agreement with Tiziri Advanced Manufacturing Technologies (TiziriTech) headquartered in Pretoria, South Africa. Under this agreement TiziriTech will use TBGA’s resources to provide on-site training to customers in Africa and the Middle East.

3D Printing Could be the Key to Economic Development in Southern Africa

3D Printing Editorials / Opinions 3d printing africa economic development harvard industrialization SADC Southern Africa Zimbabwe The 3D printing industry is undergoing enormous growth globally as innovation seems to have snowballed.

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3D printing to redefine the medical supply chain in Africa

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African organization ReFab Dar are hoping to use 3D printing to create vital medical supplies in Africa and other developing countries. In order to do. Design 3D Design 3D printing medical devices 3D printing medical supplies Dar Es Salaam Joshua Pearce Michigan Tech ReFab Dar Tanzania

3D Printed Robotics Competition Advances STEM Education in Africa

Perceptions by Westerners as to the state of education in Africa are as varied as the continent itself and often run the gamut from gross over-generalizations to ethnocentric condescension. 3D Design 3D Printing Robotics africa AZIBOt Pan-African Robotics Competition robotics robotics competition Senegal STEM education thingiverse University of Nebraska Lincoln UNL

South Africa's Giant Aeroswift 3D Printer Gearing Up for Commercial Production

3D printing technology has been on the rise in South Africa recently, and while the country isn’t one of the most commonly talked-about in the industry, South Africa has been working on some. View the entire article via our website.

Collaboration Leads to South Africa's First Platinum 3D Print

3D Printing 3D Printing Materials Metal 3D Printing 3D printed platinum 3d printed ring Central University of Technology eos EOSINT M 280 Lonmin North West University Platforum platinum platinum powder RAPDASA south africa Vaal University of TechnologyPlatinum is seen by many as the most precious of the precious metals, a material to be found only in the rarest and most expensive jewelry. Its applications go beyond adornment, however; platinum is. View the entire article via our website.

South Africa‘s First 3D-Printed Jaw Implants


In South Africa’s Kimberley Hospital Complex, doctors have successfully performed the country’s first 3D-printed jaw bone implantation. The first patient was a 31-year-old man from Kimberley, South Africa.

Rectron Signs Agreement to Distribute Entire MakerBot Line of 3D Printers in South Africa

While South Africa may be a part of the world and the African continent that most of us know little about, here’s one fact you know now: 3D printing is arriving in style.

South Africa: Research in 3D Printing at VUT for Prosthetics, DfAM

A patient in South Africa recently received a 3D printed prosthetic leg as a result of a collaboration and workshop between The Arc. 3D Printing Education Medical 3D Printing Science & Technology 3d printed medical device 3d printed prosthetic 3d printing workshop design for additive manufacturing Design for Additive Manufacturing workshop DfAM Rapid3D south africa Vaal University of Technology

Working to Enable the Future through 3D Printing in East Africa

3D Design 3D Printing Health 3D Printing 3d printed prosthetic africa CyberLogik e-nable east africa enable the future humanitarian Nigeria prosthesis prosthetic prosthetic handWhen being bombarded with the latest evidence of humanity’s nasty and brutish side, it can be hard to remember that there are gleaming moments among the trash. The news media doesn’t seem. View the entire article via our website.

South Africa: FEA & Compression Testing of 3D Printed Models

Researchers D.W. Abbot, D.V.V. Kallon, C. Anghel, and P. Dube delve into complex analysis and testing in the ‘Finite Element Analysis of 3D Printed Model via Compression Tests.’ For this. The post. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing 3d printing research autodesk inventor Compression testing 3D printing fea Finite Element Analysis

South Africa’s 3D Printing Sector Shows Potential Growth Across the Board

All across the world, the 3D printing sector is expanding at an exponential rate, and South Africa is no exception to this growth. The country has gained recognition from the 3D printing community. View the entire article via our website.

Solar-Powered Road Trip Across Africa Relies on 3D Printed Spare Parts

3D Design 3D Printing 3d printed automotive 3d printed automotive parts 3d printed car parts africa african car solar power solar powered engine south africa University of JohannesburgThe Ilanga II project is now taking their show on the road. A group of university students and lecturers are now on a road trip of more than 2,500 miles where they plan to... View the entire article via our website.

Why 3D printing matters in Africa

3D Printing Industry

We might think of 3D printing as a first world privilege that belongs in the Ivory Towers like Silicon Valley, Amsterdam and Munich. Nothing could. 3D Printers 3D Printing 3D Scanners Business Insights Transport

South Africa: Amputee Goose, Ozzie, Receives 3D Printed Leg Prosthetic

3D Design 3D Printing Health 3D Printing 3d printed animal prosthetic 3D Printing Systems animals BunnyCorp Centre for Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing Hybrid Advanced Geometries J-Lee Inc south africa While we come across so many scientific, complex stories regarding 3D printing every day, much of it based around transforming industry, helping to save lives, and working as a general catalyst for improvement, it’s... View the entire article via our website.

Central Africa’s First Fab Lab Opens in Rwanda

The Solidworks Blog

The opening also coincided with the World Economic Forum on Africa in Kigali, which focused on “Connecting Africa’s Resources through Digital Transformation.” The post Central Africa’s First Fab Lab Opens in Rwanda appeared first on The SOLIDWORKS Blog.

Titan Robotics and Nigerian Foundries bring industrial 3D printing to West Africa

3D Printing Industry

Titan Robotics, a US-based manufacturer of large-scale 3D printers has teamed up with Nigerian Foundries, one of the largest foundries in Africa, to install a machine to assist their industrial metalworking. The foundry will now use this this machine to quickly produce components such as sand-casters, valves, pumps, machine housing and impellers for the country’s […]. 3D Printers Clay Guillory Lagos Nigerian foundries Project Escher Titan Robotics Vassily Barberopoulos

South Africa's First Food 3D Printer Turns Ugly Produce into Attractive Nutrition

3D Printers 3D Printing 3d food printer 3d food printing 3d printed food 3d printed fruit 3D printed vegetables south africa Studio HThink about the last time you went to the grocery store. How did you select your produce? Did you go for the fruit and vegetables that were the nicest-looking, eschewing the pieces with spots or. View the entire article via our website.

Surgeons in South Africa complete first 3D printing-based ear operation

3E Rapid Prototyping

In a recent game-changing operation in healthcare and the 3D printing industry, a team of surgeons in South Africa has completed a successful middle ear transplant using titanium.