South Africa

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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?

3D Printing Africa: South Africa’s 3D Printing Sector

If there is one country Africa that has seriously ventured into the 3D printing sector with active participation, it is South Africa. 3D Printing 3D printed implant 3d printing ecosystem Aeroswift africa Council for Scientific and Industrial Research CSIR jawbone robobeast South Africa 3D printingSince 2012, the country at the located at the bottom of the. View the entire article via our website.

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Progress in South Africa

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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.

South Africa: a 3D Printing Campaign for Blind Children

3D Printing Education #3DPrinting4TheBlind 3d printed educational models 3D printing for the blind 3D Printing Shop South Africa south africa South African National Council for the Blind (SANCB For visually impaired people educational resources don’t come by easy. Learning to read braille is essential but costly and not always effective (it may take up to three times as. The post. View the entire article via our website.

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.

Bionic Arm Advocate Tilly Lockey Speaks at the SingularityU South Africa Summit

Last week Tilly Lockey went on stage at the Kyalami Grand Prix circuit in Johannesburg, South Africa, during the SingularityU South African (SA) Summit, for a one on one with. 3d printed prosthetic arm 3d printed prosthetics Alita: Battle Angel bionic arm bionic hand Hero Arm James Cameron Open Bionics prosthetics singularity university SingularityU South Africa SingularityU South Africa Summit south africa Tilly Lockey united kingdom

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

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 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.

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

3D Printing 3D Printing Materials Metal 3D Printing 3D printed platinum 3d printed ring Central University of Technology eos EOSINT M 280 Lonmin North West University Platforum platinum platinum powder RAPDASA south africa Vaal University of TechnologyPlatinum is seen by many as the most precious of the precious metals, a material to be found only in the rarest and most expensive jewelry. Its applications go beyond adornment, however; platinum is.

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: 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: FEA & Compression Testing of 3D Printed Models

Researchers D.W. Abbot, D.V.V. Kallon, C. Anghel, and P. Dube delve into complex analysis and testing in the ‘Finite Element Analysis of 3D Printed Model via Compression Tests.’ For this. The post. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing 3d printing research autodesk inventor Compression testing 3D printing fea Finite Element Analysis

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

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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.

Surgeons in South Africa complete landmark ear operation using 3D printed implants

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Professor Mashudu Tshifularo and a team of surgeons at Steve Biko Academic Hospital in South Africa have just completed a landmark operation for 3D printing in healthcare. Potentially the first procedure of its kind in the world specialists at the hospital, which is affiliated with the University of Pretoria (UP), have performed a middle ear transplant. The reconstructed […].

South Africa's First Food 3D Printer Turns Ugly Produce into Attractive Nutrition

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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 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.

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.

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

Barnes Group Advisors licenses additive manufacturing training to TiziriTech in South Africa

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Additive manufacturing consultancy firm The Barnes Group Advisors (TBGA) has signed an intellectual property license agreement with Tiziri Advanced Manufacturing Technologies (TiziriTech) headquartered in Pretoria, South Africa. Under this agreement TiziriTech will use TBGA’s resources to provide on-site training to customers in Africa and the Middle East.

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

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

3D Printing Business 3d printed abs cosmo cosmopolitan south africa sex 3d printing sexiest man sexiest man alive Sexuality and 3D printing seem to go quite well together as of late. A technology you wouldn’t immediately link to sex, has creeped its way into so many parts of our daily lives, so now its... View the entire article via our website.

Surgeons in South Africa complete first 3D printing-based ear operation

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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.

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

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.

Surgeons in South Africa complete first 3D printing-based ear operation

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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.

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.

South African Surgeons Perform A Successful Middle Ear Transplant Using 3D Printing Technology

A groundbreaking surgery was performed at Steve Biko Academic Hospital in South Africa to a patient who had lost his hearing due to a car accident. 3D Printing Bioprinting Medical 3D Printing Science & Technology 3D printing bones 3d printing medical advances ear transplant Mashudu Tshifularo south africa University of Pretoria

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.

South African Mechanical Engineering Student Creates 3D Printer for Improving Farm & Produce Quality

Students in South Africa recently had a chance to enrich their minds through learning more about progressive technology, along with helping push farming in nearby regions further into the future with. 3D Printers 3D Printing 3D printing in farming educational 3D printing South Africa 3D printing student 3d printing University of Pretoria ZZ2

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.

How Safe are the Titanium Powders Used in 3D Printing?

3D Printing 3D Printing Materials Metal 3D Printing 3d printing safety particles south africa titanium powderHow safe is additive manufacturing? That’s a question that has been asked multiple times, and has been the subject of multiple research studies. In a recent study entitled “Titanium. View the entire article via our website.

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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

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].

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.

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

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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

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.

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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