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?

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.

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3D Printed Designs Highlight the Miss South Africa Pageant

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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

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

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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

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.

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

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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.

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.

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.

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 Printing Could be the Key to Economic Development in Southern Africa

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3D Printed Robotics Competition Advances STEM Education in Africa

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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.

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

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

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Central Africa’s First Fab Lab Opens in Rwanda

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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.

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

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

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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.

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 Printing Changing Lives Through Provision of Orthopedic Devices in Togo

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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.

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.

Hans Fouche & South Africa’s I Makers Lab Collaborate, Put Cheetah 3D Printer to the Test for Industrial Designs

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

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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

Integrating 3D Printing Education into a Curriculum for Girls in Africa

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South Africa’s 3D Printed Mechanical ‘Tenim Hand’ Allows for Individual Finger Control

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MakerBot’s #MakerMilestones Contest Winners Include Pet Wheelchairs, 3D Printing Kindergarteners & STEM Education for Girls in Africa

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Why 3D printing matters in Africa

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Hey Ladies! Feel the 3D Printed Abs in Cosmopolitan South Africa’s 2015 Sexiest Man Calendar

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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.

KLAKS 3D: University Students in Ghana Build 3D Printer from Electronic Waste in Two Weeks

In February, we told you about the East African Buni Hub maker lab, and the Tanzanian students who built Africa’s first e-waste 3D printer. 3D Printers 3D Printing Business Science & Technology 3d printer made from e-waste africa africa 3d printing buni hub e-waste east africa ewaste Ghana KLAKS 3D Kumasi Hive open source open source designs recycled parts West Africa WoeLab

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MakerBot Expands to South Africa


MakerBot continues to spread its marketing umbrella across the globe, now entering Africa. The personal 3D printer manufacturer announced a partnership with Rectron South Africa to resell its equipment as the “first distribution partner in Africa.” Rectron will provide Africa with the entire line of MakerBot products. When MakerBot first entered Europe, they made arrangements with various resellers, similar to the deal they’ve made with Rectron for Africa.

West African WoeLab is Creating 3D Printers and Robots From E-Waste

In February, we reported on a unique 3D printer that came out of the Buni Hub maker space, which is located in Tanzania, the coastal country in the eastern part of Africa. 3D Printers 3D Printing 3d printer made from e-waste africa africa 3d printing e-waste education electronics ewaste maker space Togo West Africa WoeLab

Fully functional 3d printable DIY car jack

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South African Aeroswift 3D printing project in talks with Boeing and Airbus

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Researchers in South Africa are developing the world's largest titanium powder additive manufacturing machine. Aerospace bodyTop 3D printing aviation 3D printing planes Aerosud Aeroswift airbus Boeing CSIR South Africa South Africa 3D printing South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research Terry WohlersFirst announced in 2011, the government-backed Aeroswift project produced its first demonstrator parts.

Forecasting the Rains Down in Africa: 3D Printed Weather Stations Now Installed in Zambia

Do you ever think about what people did before sophisticated weather-predicting technology existed? In the US at least, we have a bit of a weather obsession – just take a look at the Weather. View the entire article via our website. 3D Design 3D Printing 3D printed weather stations Martin Steinson National Center for Atmospheric Research National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NCAR NOAA Paul Kucera UCAR University Corporation for Atmospheric Research zambia

Dinosaur Fossil's Secrets Unlocked Through 3D Scanning and 3D Printing

200 million years ago, South Africa was home to an herbivorous (though possibly omnivorous at one point) dinosaur called Massospondylus. 3D Printing 3D Scanning 3d print dinosaur skull 3d printed fossils 3d scanned fossils dinosaurs fossils Massospondylus morphosource south africa University of the WitwatersrandIt stood on two legs and was about 4-6 meters (13-20 feet). View the entire article via our website.