SOLIDWORKS in Rwanda: Part One

The Solidworks Blog

Mark Neil, DS Americas General Council, grew up in DR Congo, on the border with Rwanda, and he and his family have a home in Kigali, Rwanda. For the past thirteen years, Dassault Sytemes has been helping to create a brighter future for the youth of Rwanda.

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Conflict Minerals and the Supply Chain


Conflict minerals generally refer to tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold, which have come from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. At Ardel we are always monitoring industry news and one issue weve been watching recently is about conflict mineral statements. In 2010 the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was passed to help bring about financial reforms in the wake of the Great Recession.

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Designer Spotlight: Jady Swinkels – Swinks

Shapeways Blog

Congo Pinball Hippo (Schleich 14681) Mount by Swinks. This week, we’re celebrating the many ways that Shapeways lets us geek out this holiday season , whether it’s by creating (and gifting) D&D game pieces or developing arcade game mods.

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Sued & Sacked: Has The 3D Printing IP Storm Begun?


Sued & Sacked: Has The 3D Printing IP Storm Begun? Respecting Intellectual Property (IP), whether traditional, Creative Commons, open source or otherwise, is important. For one thing, people who create often make little money.

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Crowd4Africa raising €23K to bring 3D printers and 3D printed prostheses to African hospitals


Crowd4Africa, a charitable organization based in Rome, Italy, is looking to raise €22,900 ($25,800) to provide 3D printing “mini factories” for two hospitals in Africa, one in Uganda and one in Congo. The mini factories will include equipment for turning plastic waste into 3D printing filament. 3D Printing Applications