8
Nov

South Africa has grown to become a leader in additive manufacturing – Wohlers Talk

I’ve been lucky enough to attend all 17 of them. Like fine wine, the event continues to improve with age, and this one was the best, thanks to organizer and host Vaal University of Technology.

8
Nov

What if surgeons could design and produce their own patient-specific implants?

Meanwhile, Conceptualiz is trying to convince orthopedic device makers that its software would reduce the time and cost it takes to bring custom-made implants to market by adding surgeons’ expertise to a design process dominated by engineers.

8
Nov

Take a look at these Selective Laser Sintering guitars – RAPDASA 2016

The 3D Printing technology used in ODD guitars is called Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) and builds the components by spreading a thin layer of nylon powder, that is then fused in the correct locations for that particular slice of the component.

7
Nov

How to make chess pieces with the Clayoo 2.0 edition

Edit easily using the most advanced tool as Join, Break, Divide, Separate, Offsets, Raise, Move, Extrude, Plunge, Shell… and much more! Retopology 3D printing software, Scan Data and STL to Clayoo® Surfaces or Nurbs.

4
Nov

What are the advantages of cDLM™ 3D printing Technology? (continuous Digital Light Manufacturing)

CDLM—Just Call It Super-Fast. EnvisionTEC has introduced the first continuous 3D printing process capable of producing models for direct investment casting in minutes, not hours.

2
Nov

Sleepy Hollow character designed with the help of 3D scanning

The area to capture was quite large, and the team had to scan in sections with plenty of overlap so alignment could be done well. They used Eva for the robe and Spider for facial areas of great detail.

31
Oct

Webinar Invite: Finishing Markforged Parts

Finishing Markforged Parts: Sanding, Dyeing, and Painting Markforged parts are functional and ready to use right off the printer — but some applications require a surface finish a cut above the rest. In this colorful new webinar, learn about the methods and tools Markforged uses to sand, dye, or paint parts for a professional finish that leaves the days of

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31
Oct

Medical expert studies soft facial tissue with 3D scanning

Doctors and other medical experts had to limit their research because of the limitations of modern 3D technology.

Among the traditional staples of scanning solutions are magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computer tomography (CT) and cone beam computed tomography (CBCT). But as a study by Turkish experts from Akdeniz University points out, the results from traditional approaches can be rife with inaccuracies.

31
Oct

China’s famous Terracotta Army is preserved thanks to 3D scanning

The scanner was used to accurately capture the shape and texture of the skulls and other bones of young females that were found at China’s famous Terracotta Army burial pits.

28
Oct

Why Part Quality, Print Speed and Ease of Use Matter with the ProJet MJP 2500

Learn why part quality, print speed and post-processing ease of use are critical considerations when evaluating an office-friendly, professional 3D printer.

28
Oct

CamelBak builds innovative products using SOLIDWORKS

Learn how the design team at Camelbak uses SOLIDWORKS to create the most innovative products that keep the world properly hydrated, all while reducing single-use water bottle waste. CamelBak not only designs unique products, but must also build creative new tools for testing and manufacturing to ensure their products meet rigorous standards.

28
Oct

Markforged Mark X: Unibody Drone Timelapse

With industrial-scale printing of incredibly strong parts and first ever precision sensing systems, the Mark X is destined to be the must-have printer for every manufacturer.

28
Oct

RhinoGold 6 Watch How This Vintage Ring Is Easily Made!

Amaze your customers with the new Digital Jewellery Application that has revolutionized the concept of showcasing and selling jewellery online.

28
Oct

Commercialization of AM/3DP Technology – RAPDASA 2016

Commercialization of AM/3DP – the South African story by David Bullock The commercialization of additive manufacturing and 3D printing technologies globally and locally has been and continues to be a fascinating journey. This presentation will discuss the Rapid 3D journey and experiences in the Southern African market. Including examples of application in sectors ranging from Aerospace to Sport Equipment. Join

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27
Oct

Bosch implements Zortrax’s efficient 3D printing solutions

Bosch’s plant in the French town of Mondeville saved at least 80 thousand euros over the past several months, thanks to the usage of Zortrax M200 3D printers. Engineers managed to improve the precision and quality of many time-consuming assembly processes.

27
Oct

You are invited to this year’s Epson roadshow!

The Epson Roadshow! Here’s your invite to the National Kemtek and Epson Roadshow in Pietermaritzburg on the 10th November 2016! It’s going to be held here at our offices in Howick from 14:30 to 17:00. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the latest 2D & 3D printing technology in action. To send your RSVP, E-mail Aziza Mahomed DIRECTLY: azizam@kemtek.co.za, or

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21
Oct

Conceptualiz brings personalized treatment solutions to doctors.

Conceptualiz has provided physicians with simplified 3D printing software that’s enabling them to independently access 3D printing, allowing on-demand personalized treatment solutions.

19
Oct

Multi-material 3D printing is easy with MIT’s new software

Already, the team says its testing has resulted in a better tricycle wheel design, and the potential for similar advancements in a number of fields exists should Foundry become an industry standard.

18
Oct

Precise parts from design to finish with the new Mark X

Make carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic parts, by using traditional 3D-printing techniques but taking it to another level. This means the objects they print are stronger, lighter and more resilient than steel.

17
Oct

EnvistionTEC invites you to a training series on the Micro 3D printer

The online training courses first session is dedicated to the overview of EnvisionTEC’s Micro 3D printer, including best practices and how to build efficiency.

3
Oct

Rapid 3D welcomes the new Zortrax M300

Zortrax introduces you to Zortrax M300, the 3D printer for those who want make their big ideas really BIG.

28
Sep

Introducing the new solidThinking Click2Cast 4.0 webinar

Use Click2Cast to quickly evaluate casting for porosity and other defects as part of our quoting process. As we proceed with the projects into production we use Click2Cast to help.

27
Sep

Geomagic Control X – Simply Powerful 3D Inspection

Improve your ability to investigate quality issues that may appear across parts or over time through the multiple results system and the Result Navigator.

26
Sep

First Half of 2016 Shows Tremendous Growth for Markforged

So what makes the Markforged 3D printer unique? It’s patented continuous fiber filament (CFF) technology and Markforged’s Eiger software automatically produces a fiber pattern for maximum strength within the 3D print file.

23
Sep

3D wildlife sculptures to be won at Jewellex 2016

Allen Hallett has been a bronze wildlife sculptor for the past 28 years, having been a game ranger for the Natal Parks Board, most of his time being spent in the wilderness areas of Umfolozi game reserve conducting walking trails and working on rhino capture and other reserve duties.

23
Sep

Hobby-X for all keen on hobbies, crafts and fun ways to de-stress!

Most come from all over South Africa while others travel from Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mauritius, Swaziland and further afield from the USA, UK and Europe – all looking for materials, equipment, supplies, ideas and techniques to take back with them.

22
Sep

See what Rapid 3D has on show at Jewellex 2016

At Jewellex Africa see how 3D printing can revolutionize the jewellery industry. Two 3D printers will be on show at the Rapid 3D stand for your inspection – stand R2, just around the corner from the entrance. 3D printing offers the jewellery industry to produce multiple detailed prints in a matter of hours.

15
Sep

A new 3D printer is welcomed into Rapid 3D’s range

3D Platform Introduces the 3DP Workbench, Which May Be the Most Convenient Industrial 3D Printer Ever. The 3DP Workbench is the first 3D printer to feature an actual full, built-in workbench. The large-format printer is mounted on an industrial workbench with 12 built-in drawers and cabinets for storage of tools and supplies…The whole thing is very portable – it has wheels for easy transport, and the printer has a folding gantry so that it can easily fit through doors.

15
Sep

Making 3D Production REAL!

3D Systems is pairing great minds with great capabilities to push the limits of what’s possible. From concept to creation, 3D scan to 3D print, prototype to production, our digital manufacturing solutions are enabling innovators to view the world as a field of open possibilities.

10
Sep

Hot price bundle offer for Artec 3D scanners, Artec Studio and Geomagic Design X extended through 2016!

Artec is bringing you the best in reverse engineering, and at the best price. In October 2015 we announced special offer bundles of Artec 3D scanners and Artec Studio 10 software + 3D Systems’ Geomagic Design X at highly discounted prices. Due to the popularity of these bundles, we have decided to extend the offer until the end of 2016.

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2
Sep

The Rules of Manaufacturing are changing with 3D Printing

In automotive manufacturing industry the potential of 3D printing was amongst the topics creating a buzz with executives attending an automotive conference in Traverse City earlier this month.

2
Sep

David Bullock promotes FESPA 2016 & 3D printing on HOT 91.9 FM

How can 3D Printing be used in the Print and Packaging industry? 3D printing is a practical, mature technology that can be used in a number of print & packaging applications. Rapid 3D is a Professional, Production and Industrial 3D Printer company. Listeners are invited to see business opportunities in 3D printing at the 3D Print Zone at FESPA Africa.

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26
Aug

3D Printing and the Mining Industry – The Age of Innovation

A decline in productivity in the mining industry over the past decade means industry leaders have been forced to look into an overhaul of existing processes as traditional methods are found wanting in terms of efficiency and cost. Technology within the mining industry.

26
Aug

Visit Jewellex 2016 – Rapid 3D Seminar to boost your workflow.

As more and more manufacturers start adding 3D printing technologies to their production lines, the race is on to stay ahead of the pack. David Bullock of Rapid 3D will take you through a few of the most recent advances and developments.

26
Aug

First SA team at the Land Rover 4×4 Championships in London

Team Rhino is a group of four young and inspiring school students from Maritzburg College and Edenglen Highschool. The goal of the contest, was for each team to design a shell of a 4X4 battery powered, remote controlled car. They then were expected to present a verbal presentation and portfolios of their entire team.

24
Aug

Technology Upgrade To Industry 4.0

The fourth Industrial Revolution is happening, are you ready? A major challenge for South Africa is also the fact that there is not only a local, but also a global talent shortage for Industry 4.0 professionals.

22
Aug

Electra Mining 2016 Rapid 3D demos – a look at the new enhancements of inspire 2016

The latest solidThinking ® Inspire introduces enhancements that’ll speed up your design workflow.

19
Aug

Enter South Africa’s BIGGEST 3D Design & Printing Competition – Your Chance to WIN a 3D Printer!

Enter the 3D Convenience competition hosted by RAPDASA! It’s been specifically formulated to encourage designers, engineers & artists to use the latest 3D technologies and additive manufacturing tools.

18
Aug

Want to see direct metal printing samples?

Parts that are direct metal printed can be made in a variety of metals that are fully dense and fully usable. DMP samples will be available for inspection at the Rapid 3D stand during Electra Mining 2016 Expo.

18
Aug

Our seminar at the Electra Mining 2016 the 3D printing revolution

Rapid 3D will discuss their real engineering experience with 3D Printing and look at applications in the mining industry.
Speaker: David Sean Bullock, Managing Director, Rapid 3D JV (PTY) LTD

12
Aug

What does 3D Printing have to do with Mining?

Will 3D printing affect the mining industry? Mining is an industry where bespoke tooling and manufacturing are a core part of daily operations. Problem is, that the current methods of producing tooling and components are time consuming, expensive and wasteful – mining processes that are in need of an overhaul. The many parts, used in mining operations, are made using low volume and one-off

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12
Aug

Electra Mining 2016 – Markforged Mark Two Demo at Rapid 3D stand!

Want to see fibre reinforce parts – as strong as aluminium? Visit Rapid 3D at Electra Mining 2016 – Hall 9, stand H04 to see this remarkable technology first hand!

5
Aug

Electra Mining Africa 2016 – Rapid 3D’s Show Special

Rapid 3D Show Special – Get started with Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing. “Mining operators should not put off experimenting with various applications of 3DP in their facilities. Developing knowledge and skills, and testing the impact these technologies can have on their current operational strategies, will certainly stand them in good stead in the future,” says David Bullock, MD of

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27
Jul

In-depth look at the Markforged Fibre Reinforced Printing Technology

Markforged 3d printing of fibre reinforced parts webinar. Discusses in detail many aspects of the technology. Where the technology fits into the design and manufacturing workflow. There is a detailed look at the Eiger software that allows engineers and designers to place fibre reinforcing exactly where they need it on a part.

16
Oct

Rapid 3D Opens Printing And Additive Manufacturing Facility In Kwazulu-Natal

Rapid 3D unveiled its modern showroom and technical facility in Howick during September, hosting representatives from the Pietermaritzburg Chamber of Commerce, Trade and Investment KwaZulu-Natal

25
Sep

Rapid 3D: Offering Solutions Since 2004

The proliferation of 3D printing in the manufacturing sector looks set to continue as more and more companies worldwide realise the scope of its capabilities.   3D printing is of enormous strategic relevance – the technology cycle has reached a level of maturity in terms of adoption and companies can ill afford not to consider how and when 3D printing

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12
May

Building A Positive 3D Footprint

3D printers and scanners from the world’s biggest personal and professional printer manufacturers to various key players in the jewellery, packaging, education, medical and automotive fields. By focusing on service excellence and technical expertise the alliance has gone from strength to strength, so-much-so that last year a dedicated showroom was established in City Deep