Rapid Manufacturing


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.


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.


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


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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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


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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