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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South Africa‘s First 3D-Printed Jaw Implants

Materialise

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.

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 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.

MakerBot Expands to South Africa

Fabbaloo

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.

AEC Industry Trends: Driving Toward Connection, Digitization, Transformation

3D Perspectives

The following 4 examples illustrate how practitioners are unlocking data, using that data to run and refine their processes, and leading the way to the next level of industry transformation. CTCE models the process, not the product.

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RAPDASA and Formnext

Wohlers Talk

I attended last week’s 19th annual conference and exhibition of the Rapid Product Development Association of South Africa (RAPDASA) in Johannesburg. The development of end-to-end process chains has never been more important and was evident.

DfAM at Materialise

Wohlers Talk

Key service providers from South Africa and China also participated. The advanced, three-day course from Wohlers Associates took a deep dive into methods of DfAM, including the capabilities and limitations of most AM processes and materials and consolidating many parts into one.

World’s First Middle Ear Transplant Facilitated by 3D Printing Cures Deafness

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

The groundbreaking surgical procedure was pioneered by Mashudu Tshifularo, MD, Head of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Faculty of Health Sciences, and his medical team at Steve Biko Academic Hospital , in South Africa.

RepRap Phone Host 3d printing app is released into Windows mobile phone ecosystem

DIY 3D Printing

Bananna3d is 3D printing technologies company in Pretoria, South Africa run by Gerhard de Clercq and Pieter Scholz. africa app bluetooth smartphone video windows mobile phone

Future Testing for Architects

3D Perspectives

It helps drive speed and helps unlock creativity during the creative process. “Future Testing” approach. New technology is changing the way Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) companies are solving problems.

The Evolution of 3D-Printed Guitars

Wohlers Talk

I was on holiday at my parents home in South Africa and thats where I started the first one. The process evolved greatly as I learned about the engineering behind making a guitar that played and sounded good. Note: The following was authored by Olaf Diegel, associate consultant at Wohlers Associates. Just over two years ago, I started to design 3D-printed guitars to see if it could be done.

Wohlers Associates Identifies Design as a Critical Factor in AM Economics and Adoption

Additive Manufacturing

Companies with both metal and polymer AM services reported that more than 26% of a part’s cost is from post-processing, as shown in the accompanying chart. It has conducted highly-rated DfAM courses in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Germany, South Africa, and the U.S.

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.

Wohlers Associates, Inc. – Design for Additive Manufacturing Course in Cooperation with Airbus and ZAL in Hamburg, Germany

Additive Manufacturing

The company has conducted this highly rated course in Australia, Belgium, Canada, South Africa, and the U.S. It covers ways to reduce expensive support material to minimize pre- and post-processing of parts. Fort Collins, Colorado, USA, 16 April 2019 — Wohlers Associates, Inc.

A STEP Forward: Career Development for Women

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

I also worked as an Organizational Development Process Leader focused on change management and leadership coaching. The first priority is to improve the overall HR function – standardizing our processes, policies, and systems, while ensuring we are compliant with all laws and regulations.

Wohlers Associates and America Makes Offer Course on Design for Additive Manufacturing for Managers and Executives

Additive Manufacturing

End-use parts and tooling rely heavily on designing in a way that optimizes for the AM process. Wohlers Associates has conducted DfAM courses in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Germany, South Africa, and the U.S.

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.

SOLIDWORKS Meets Cosplay with Destiny The Game

The Solidworks Blog

I was born and grew up in South Africa. With online gaming I have the opportunity to play with the same old friends in South Africa. Allow people to see inside my process and allow me to inspire others. Kirby with Raze-Lighter.

Harnessing the Power of Cloud-Based Collaboration on an Architecture Project

3D Perspectives

One of the biggest challenges we faced is managing the graceful, morphing shape of the building and the many different parts, which are fabricated in Cape Town, South Africa, that are required to achieving this flowing structure,” Cerone said. Click to Tweet: Harnessing the Power.

How Customers Benefit from Using The Steel Detailer and SOLIDWORKS

The Solidworks Blog

Large model handling built-in process. The Steel Detailer has over 10,000 weldment profiles matching sections from all around the world (Australia, Canada, US, UK, EU, South Africa, China). Large model handling built in process.

Manufacturing Technologies Growth Trends and Forecasts

3E Rapid Prototyping

The die casting process accounted for approximately 53.0% of pressure-die process, which allows for higher production rates within various industries. I also allows for companies to minimize finishing and post-processing in their operations.

Industry Standards

Wohlers Talk

Europe, Japan, and South Africa approved the formation of an official ASTM Committee to create industry standards around additive manufacturing technologies. Through a process of consensus, standards are drafted and then voted on by the members of ASTM. I was fascinated by the simplicity and effectiveness of the process. This week will go down as an important milestone.

Christmas Advent 3D Printing #Day 11 Advice using Proto-Pasta Magnetic Iron PLA and Conductive Graphite

RichRap

December advent calendar - modular Christmas tree 3D Printing advice #Day 11 For the background and i ntroduction - Day #1 Post click here Yesterday - Day #9 Post (Trumpet) was printed in Polymaker PolySmooth with a process to bond Glitter all over it.

Getting Technical: Students Study Up and Choose Afinia for 3D Printing

Afinia

They researched 3D printers, and in the process, improved their technical understanding and communication skills,” explains Richardson. We build technology labs in places like South Africa, Puerto Rico, and Nicaragua.

Stratasys-UCF Students Design Robotic Arm For Child Using Stratasys 3D Printing

Additive Manufacturing

The Dimension Elite 3D Printer ™ delivered rapid design iteration during the process and the Ivory ABS material used was strong, yet light enough for Alex to easily move. South Africa. Design file for robotic arm will be published online for public access.

SAP, Stratasys Accelerate Distributed Manufacturing Innovation Across Network of 3D Printing Labs

Additive Manufacturing

Digital manufacturing and co-innovation sites are currently being rolled out across Paris, France; Johannesburg, South Africa; Walldorf, Germany; and Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, and Palo Alto, California, in the United States.

New Stratasys ASA Thermoplastic is UV-Resistant and Has Best Aesthetics Among FDM 3D Printing Materials

Additive Manufacturing

As 3D printing becomes a more mainstream production process, and parts are used for a longer period of time and in diverse environments, UV resistance becomes a must-have feature,” explains Brendan Dillon, product manager for Stratasys. South Africa.

RepRap: Blog: Variations on Powder Printing

RepRap Blog

They shouldnt require the secondary process of dipping them in cyanoacrylate to toughen them up. There is lot of questions, as, if layers can be bonded together in such process or some other resin is better option, other type of curing, etc. RepRap: Blog. Blog for the RepRap project at www.reprap.org - a project to create an open-source self-copying 3D printer. Sunday, July 08, 2012. Variations on Powder Printing.

DIMENSIONEXT: 3DP in NZ

Dimensionext

Prior to immigrating to NZ, he supported South Africa’s space exploration capacity and managed an extensive department of defence applied research contract. Pages. SECTOR NEWS. REPORTS. REVIEWS. SEARCH. PRINTEREST. ABOUT. 3DP in NZ. 3D Systems Projet 6000MP in NZ.

GE Affiliate, FirstBuild, will use Crowdsourcing and Stratasys 3D Printing to Invent Next Generation of Home Appliances

Additive Manufacturing

The partnership combines co-creation and micro-manufacturing to build and commercialize the next evolution of various GE appliances and accessories by leveraging 3D printing, and other advanced manufacturing processes in an open innovation approach to engineering. South Africa.

DIMENSIONEXT: International 3D Printed Drone Competition

Dimensionext

With poaching still at large in national parks in Africa where staff are limited the outomes could be very beneficial indeed. Another project partner is Dr. Tom Snitch, who has already successfully flown a UAV in a private wildlife reserve in Africa. Pages. SECTOR NEWS. REPORTS.

RESHORING: THE TREND FROM GLOBALIZATION TO…

Design 2 Part News

Other countries that are effectively focusing on reshoring include the UK, Canada, Netherlands, Australia, France, Italy, South Africa, Japan and Korea. companies is the increased productivity that enables more flexible and efficient processes to produce higher- quality goods at reduced costs. “RESHORING: THE TREND FROM GLOBALIZATION TO LOCALIZATION” By Harry Moser, president at Reshoring Initiative, Industry Today.

Stratasys Expands Triple-Jetting Technology with New Multi-Material 3D Printers

Additive Manufacturing

Digital ABS, for example, is the most durable material available for the Stratasys PolyJet process and is often used to produce mold cores and cavities for short-run injection molding. South Africa.

New Stratasys Production 3D Printers Deliver Improved Navigation, Maintenance and Performance

Additive Manufacturing

Ideal for aerospace, automotive, food processing and medical device applications, ULTEM 1010 combines strength and thermal stability for advanced industrial tooling. South Africa. ULTEM 1010, a high-performance FDM material, is now available for the Fortus 900mc.

GE Plans to Invest $1.4B to Acquire Additive Manufacturing Companies Arcam and SLM; Accelerates Efforts in Important Digital Industrial Space

Additive Manufacturing

GE is in the process of making the necessary filings with authorities with respect to such tender offers, and, upon approval, the documents will be made publicly available. Expands design envelope to substantially reduce product cost.

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