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.

Space Invaders Delta 3 tracked 3d printer from South Africa

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They were South African representatives on 11th World Robot Olympics at Sochi and won the 4th place in Junior High age group. 3d printed robot delta 3d printer lego new diy 3d printer robots south africa space students

BIG garage DIY 3d printer by Fouche from South Africa

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Here is one big DIY machine from South Africa made by Hans Fouche in his garage. Many interesting 3d printing things come from South Africa! africa fff large printer new diy 3d printer south africa

3D Printed Designs Highlight the Miss South Africa Pageant

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.

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

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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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South African Richard van As developed Robobeast 3d printer, specially designed to print prosthetic hands in rough environment of developing countries. africa fff medical applications of 3d printing new diy 3d printer prosthetic south africa

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.

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

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.

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 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.

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.

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

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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.

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

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

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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. 3D Printing Africa Business By Shane Taylor.

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.

Fully functional 3d printable DIY car jack

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car large models south africa toolFouche 3D Printing team developed fully functional printable DIY car jack. They are well known for their large machines and big working 3d printed objects. Fouche homepage: [link].

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.

German RepRap Printers Are the Focus of 3D Printing Workshop in South Africa

We have seen many, many case studies about how German RepRap has improved manufacturing and prototyping processes for industrial clients – from automotive companies to aircraft manufacturers to. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printers 3D Printing 3d printing education 3D Printing Summer School 3d printing workshops Aachen University Aachen University of Applied Sciences german reprap Laura Thurn protos v3 Tshwane University of Technology TUT

Use case: German RepRap 3D printer at the Summer School Project 2016 in Pretoria, South Africa

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The original post Use case: German RepRap 3D printer at the Summer School Project 2016 in Pretoria, South Africa appeared first on 3D Printing Industry. By Pablo Rovelo. Here are 3DPrintingIndustry we always like to see how 3D Printers are used on field. Aachen University of Applied Sciences is providing students with an important education in 3D printing so that they are optimally prepared for their professional life after their studies.

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.

South African Defense Company Using Digital Manufacturing and 3D Printing to Build Surveillance and Attack Aircraft

Over the last few years, more and more 3D printing innovations have been coming out of South Africa, like the country’s first platinum 3D print. The technology also has its uses in the. View the entire article via our website.

3D Printed Teeth on the Form 1+ Help Dentists and Patients Prepare for Dental Procedures

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

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How iMed Tech is using 3D printing to transform the lives of cancer survivors

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iMed Tech is a South African med-tech start up that chiefly employs young female engineers, and produces prosthetics for cancer patients and burn victims. Medical & Dental iMed Tech Johannesburg Neyne Prosthetics Nneile Nkholise Rivonia South AfricaWhile surgically placed 3D printed breast implants are already available, iMed Tech’s Neyne range of 3D printed external breast prostheses are available in a range of skin tones.

South African Man 3D Prints a Working Lawn Mower With His Super Fast 3D Printer in Just 9 Hours

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

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

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

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3D Scanning Helps Crabby Scientists Gather Data

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Build Your Own Cheap Ad(str)apto 3D Printer with Common Hand Tools

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

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i-Scientifica’s Unique 3D Multi-Metal Printer Prints in Gold, Platinum, Titanium Ink – Starting at $40K – Coming Soon!

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3D printing news Sliced SketchFab, Sinterit, Vivo, MakerBot, HP, ExOne

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3D Printing News Briefs: October 6, 2017

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Mechanical Engineer Launches Campaign to Provide 3D Printed Breast Prostheses to 1,000 Women in Need

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