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?

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. The previous images show the conventional manifold design (left) and five versions of the manifold produced by AM.

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3D Printing in Africa: Kenya & 3D Printing

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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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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: 3D Printing in Ghana

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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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3D Printed Designs Highlight the Miss South Africa Pageant

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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.

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

DIY 3D Printing

South African Richard van As developed Robobeast 3d printer, specially designed to print prosthetic hands in rough environment of developing countries. RoboBeast is designed to be bulletproof.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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. Design 3D Design 3D printing medical devices 3D printing medical supplies Dar Es Salaam Joshua Pearce Michigan Tech ReFab Dar TanzaniaIn order to do.

Africa Aerospace and Defence 2018: What to expect

3D Perspectives

“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

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

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

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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 First 3D-Printed Jaw Implants

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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. With 3-matic, you can easily design an implant which will fit perfectly.”

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

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3D Design 3D printed art 3D Printers 3D Printing 3d printed art 3D printed barstools 3D printed industrial design 3D printed pillars cheetah 3d printer Decorex Joburg 2016 hans fouche I Makers Lab south africaThere are numerous large-scale 3D printers within the industry currently gaining traction, but I dare you to find one that’s offered up a more interesting resume already than that of the Cheetah 3D. View the entire article via our website.

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

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3D Design 3D Printing Health 3D Printing 3d printed hand 3d printed prosthetic hands Centre for Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing at the Central University of Technology FutureTech Popular Mechanics prostheses prosthetic hand prosthetic hands south africa Tenim Hand University of Cape Town

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.

Central Africa’s First Fab Lab Opens in Rwanda

The Solidworks Blog

This mini project provided the opportunity to test drive the facility by taking an idea from design through manufacturing during the opening ceremony. It’s humbling to see how design, prototyping, and low-scale manufacturing has piqued the interest of a wide range of constituents.

3D Startup Africa: Interview with Ian Marks Founder of 3D Optics

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3D Design 3D Printing Exclusive Interviews Medical 3D Printing 3D Optics 3d printing 3d printing interview exclusive interviewIan Marks Ian Marks is an Optician with more than 30 years working experience in the Optical Industry. In the last 4 years, Ian has come up with a new. View the entire article via our website.

Africa Aerospace and Defence 2018: What to expect

3D Perspectives

“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.

3D Printing in Africa: A Look into Egypt’s 3D Printing Landscape

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3D Design 3D Printed Architecture 3D Printed Art 3D Printing Medical 3D Printing Science & Technology 3d hubs 3d printed art 3d printed Egyptian artifacts 3d printed prosthetics 3d printing ancient EgyptEgypt has enjoyed a fairly good share of experiencing 3D printing technology and is making pretty good use of it. Recreating Egyptian mummy faces and bringing Ancient Egypt back to life through the. View the entire article via our website.

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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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3D Design 3D Printers 3D Printing #makermilestones 3D Africa 3d printed pet wheelchair 3d printing contests August Deshais Erica Charbonneau facebook FiGO Rear Support Pet Wheelchair instagram makerbot makerbot replicator Mr Kindergarten Njideka Harry STEM education stratasys thingiverse twitter Youth for Technology Foundation

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

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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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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. Surgeons at the Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria, South Africa reconstructed the hammer, anvil and stirrup ossicles for a patient from 3D printed titanium.

3D Printed Solar UAV to Function as Bush Plane for Spotting Poachers in Africa

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The unmanned aerial vehicle is one of an autonomous nature, so it’s only fitting that it should be produced through a technology that allows its creator great autonomy as well–in design, construction, manufacturing, and... View the entire article via our website. 3D Design 3D Printing 3d printed drone 3d printed electronics 3d printed plane 3d printed robot hackaday hackaday prize Icarus 3.0

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

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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 zambiaDo 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.

African Seven-Year-Old Receives Life-Changing 3D Printed Forehead Implant

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3D Design 3D Printing Health 3D Printing 3D printed forehead 3D printed forehead implant 3D printed implant 3d printed medical device africa Cape Town south africa Tygerberg Hospital World Craniofacial Foundation zambiaOne of the worst things a child can experience is to be set apart due to a physical deformity or abnormality. Even the smallest things can lead to angst that causes social anxiety. View the entire article via our website.

South African Designer Completes 365 Days of 3D Printing for 2017

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3D Design 3D Printing 3D printing projects makers south africa tom van den bon Tom's Workshop youtubeWhile New Year’s resolutions abound each year, success stories do not. So, when Tom Van Den Bon announced his very unique intention for 2017 to 3D print something every day, we began following with. View the entire article via our website.

Tanzanian Students at Buni Hub Build Africa’s First E-Waste 3D Printer

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3D Design 3D Printers 3D Printing 3d printer made from e-waste 3d printing tanzania buni hub Costech Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology Jumanne Mtambalike TanzictThe African country of Tanzania is an eastern and coastal country, and its economic efforts at becoming more technologically savvy always seems to be compared to those in neighboring Kenya. View the entire article via our website.

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South African Architect Launches Design for Partially 3D Printed Concrete Sunglasses

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Concrete is a material that has been both underestimated and overused in turn throughout its presence in design history. 3D Design 3D Printing 20 eight 3d printed eyewear 3d printed sunglasses architect concrete CS Project eyewear glasses Handre de la Rey ppc imaginarium award south africa sunglassesIts brand identity seems to be that of heavy, solid, and indestructible, and. View the entire article via our website.

Ultra Red Technologies Builds 3D Printing Business in Nairobi Offering Design and Prototyping, Working Toward Clean Water

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3D Printers 3D Printing Business 3D printing case studies africa gigabot Gigabot 3D printer Kenya Nairobi re:3D Ultra Red Technologies“We believe in the untapped potential of 3D printing.” ” – Mehul Shah No matter how much you follow the progress of 3D printing and learn to expect the unexpected, it is inevitable that. View the entire article via our website.

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3D Printed Shapies Become Immensely Popular in Nigeria, Thanks to New Shapify Booth

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3D Design 3D Printing 3D Scanners Business 3d makery 3d makery africa 3d printed selfie 3d printed selfies africa artec 3d artec shapify artec shapify booth Nigeria shapie shapify shapify shapiesLast year, Artec 3D unveiled a first in 3D printing: a 3D printed selfie, or “shapie” booth. The booth is something like a cross between a standard photo booth and an airport security. View the entire article via our website.

SOLIDWORKS in Rwanda – Part Four: Touring Around

The Solidworks Blog

I can only hope that our team inspired some young people while there, and they will take the knowledge they gained and will go design products that will continue to develop Rwanda into the future, and contribute to President Kagame’s Made-in-Rwanda campaign. Part One. Part Two. Part Three.

Introducing Design for Good

Shapeways Blog

Many designers have used their Shapeways shops to bring attention to important causes and raise money for organizations they care about. It was simple, really: pair a generous member of our design community with a nonprofit organization, and let the shop develop.

Cape Town Shoppers Can Get in on the 3D Printing Buzz

3D Printing Industry

A first for South Africa, this collaboration brings together the latest technology in traditional printing and 3D printing. 3D Printers 3D Printing Africa Business Consumers Industry news Retail 3D printing Cape Town Rabbit Wizardz By Rachel Park.

Keeping Baby Tortoises Safe with 3D Printing: Update on 3D Printed 'Techno-Tortoise' Shells

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You may remember, from last fall, seeing a 3D printable birdhouse that was resistant to predators, thanks to its durable, double-shell design and high entrance to keep chicks inside. There have been. View the entire article via our website.