3D Printing News


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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!


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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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.


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