SOLIDWORKS in Rwanda: Part One

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For the past thirteen years, Dassault Sytemes has been helping to create a brighter future for the youth of Rwanda. What started with a visit by Rwanda’s president, H.E. Rwanda is called the country of 1000 hills, and that became clear while we were there.

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SOLIDWORKS in Rwanda – Part Two: Arriving in Rwanda

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As we were taxiing in when our plane arrived, the flight attendant announced that “single use” plastic bags are illegal in Rwanda, and that if anyone had any, to leave them on the airplane to avoid having them confiscated, or being fined or imprisoned. Back to Part 1.

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SOLIDWORKS in Rwanda – Part Three: Genocide History

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Just about everyone knows that Rwanda suffered a horrible genocide in 1994. This is what brought Dassault Systemes to Rwanda, 13 years ago, in 2006 – to help rebuild Rwanda and uplift the people. There were formerly two main ethnic groups in Rwanda – the Tutsi and Hutu.

SOLIDWORKS in Rwanda – Part Four: Touring Around

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While in Rwanda, we went on a fantastic safari at the Akagera National Park, where we saw hippos, impalas, giraffes, elephants, zebra, baboons, topi, several bird species, water buffalo, and eland. Part One. Part Two. Part Three.

SOLIDWORKS in Rwanda – Part Six: Rwandan Entrepreneurs

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They’ve created a company called “Guavatech” and plan to develop products that will be Made-in-Rwanda, a campaign that President Kagame implemented about four years ago. They have spent a lot of time at the FabLab in Rwanda and I know they’re going to go far in their careers. Part One.

SOLIDWORKS in Rwanda – Part Five: Educating the Rwandan Youth

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While in Rwanda, we met with the Rwanda Education Minister, and traveled each day with one of his employees, who introduced us to the school principal at each school we visited, and sat in the class along with the students, during each lesson. Part One. Part Two. Part Three. Part Four.

SOLIDWORKS and Rwanda: the Journey Continues

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In the mid 2000’s SOLIDWORKS began working closely with the Ministry of Education in Rwanda and entered into an agreement in which it began supporting the technical secondary schools and colleges in the country. SOLIDWORKS 3D printing Rwanda

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SOLIDWORKS in Rwanda: Are We Making a Difference?

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When I first went to Rwanda in October of 2014, I really didn’t know what to expect. I started spending all of my free time learning SOLIDWORKS and electronic device design, and because of my hard work, I graduated third in all of Rwanda for students studying electronics.”.

GCU Students Trying Not to 3D Print Prosthetics for Amputees in Rwanda

3D Design 3D Printing Science & Technology 3d printed bandage 3d printed prosthetics amputees bandages gcu grand canyon university hydrocolloidal bandage limb loss prosthetics research and design program Rwanda student researchIt sounds cruel, but actually it’s one of the best things this group of young researchers can be doing. The use of 3D printers to make prosthetics is widely known, from large-scale projects. View the entire article via our website.

Why are 3D printed prosthesis in demand? GCU outreach introduces regenerative bandages

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Medical & Dental amputees bandages Ben Encinas dressings Gabriela Calhoun GCU Grand Canyon University hydrocolloid bandages hydrocolloid dressings prosthesis Rwanda wound care3D printed prosthesis are increasingly common in medicine, with several non-profit and startup companies, such as E-Nable and Victoria Hand, started in support of the technology. Often much of the outreach from these projects takes place in countries with inaccessible healthcare.

Rocky Hill School’s Interact Club & NEIT Collaborate to 3D Print Prosthetic Hands for Child Amputees

3D Design 3D Printing Education Medical 3D Printing 3d printed hands 3d printed prosthetic hands 3d printed prosthetics 3D printed Raptor hands e-nable East Greenwich Rotary’s New Generations program Enable Community Foundation New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) objet30 Prime raptor hand RGD720 Rocky Hill School’s Interact Club Rwanda stratasys3D printing is for all ages today, as we are continuously reminded.

Companies and Even Countries Join Forces in a Busy Week for 3D Printing Industry Partnerships

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Fab Labs Inspire Innovation Through Digital Fabrication Tools

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Fab Lab Rwanda . One of the newest fab labs to open is in Rwanda, with support from Solidworks.

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Just Press Play: Our Favorite Videos from 2016

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SOLIDWORKS and Rwanda: the Journey Continues. SOLIDWORKS has been active in bringing technology to Rwanda since the mid-2000s. From demos and tutorials to goofs and customer testimonials, we love creating videos showcasing SOLIDWORKS and its amazing user community.

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Here's What's Happening in the SOLIDWORKS User Group Network

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A First in Rwanda. SOLIDWORKS has been supporting several initiatives in Rwanda since the mid 2000’s, most recently supporting 3D Printing and the FabLab in Kigali.

SOLIDWORKS Education Blog Top 10 Most Inspiring Stories of 2018

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SOLIDWORKS Education has supported the Fab Academy, sponsoring Fab Labs in Rwanda and Bhutan, and FABx Events for years. SOLIDWORKS Education had a big year in 2018, and we wanted to share some of our most inspiring stories with the larger SOLIDWORKS community.

International Drone Film Festival Accepting Submissions

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Last year, the Drones for Good category was won by a film called Zipline in Rwanda: Zipline provides drone delivery of medical supplies in Africa. FRiFF is hosting their third annual film festival in San Francisco.

Are Women Being Pushed Out of STEM Jobs?

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about her visit with the recent graduates of Nyanza Technical High School in Rwanda. We’re all aware that women are way outnumbered in the tech industry.

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SOLIDWORKS World 2018 General Session Recap: Day Two

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If you’ve been following the Fab Lab efforts at SOLIDWORKS, you may know that the company has recently helped launch Fab Lab locations in Bhutan and Rwanda. Before diving into an amazing day two, let’s briefly revisit day one’s proceedings, specifically its focus on the user community.

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The 3DExperience Lab: How Interns Are Becoming the Experts

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Which manufacturing technique is stronger, [which one is] easier to assemble, [which one] requires fewer pieces, [which one is] easier for someone to make, say, in the Fab Lab in Rwanda?”

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Q&A: CEO Gian Paolo Bassi and Former CEO Bertrand Sicot

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My visit to Rwanda and seeing in-person what SOLIDWORKS is doing for that country will stay with me forever. New SOLIDWORKS CEO, Gian Paolo Bassi.

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SOLIDWORKS World 2018 General Session Recap: Day Two

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If you’ve been following the Fab Lab efforts at SOLIDWORKS, you may know that the company has recently helped launch Fab Lab locations in Bhutan and Rwanda. Before diving into an amazing day two, let’s briefly revisit day one’s proceedings, specifically its focus on the user community.

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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Mulindi Japan One Love to bring 3D printed prosthetics to Rwanda


As the burgeoning field of 3D printed prosthetics continues to expand, a Japanese-Rwandan NGO is looking to bring the innovation to home soil. Mulindi Japan One Love is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing mobility and independence to East Africans with disabilities.