Farai Mashambanhaka

3DChain: An AI-Driven 3D Printing Service Platform

Co-Founder of 3DChain, Babak Zareiyan, gives an outlook and explanation of the 3DChain concept, a unique manufacturing service platform for 3D printing. You developed 3DChain, a design and additive manufacturing…

Mobile Smart Factories Seek to 3D Print Wherever, Whenever

Bionic Production GmBH has developed a very interesting initiative dubbed the Mobile Smart Factory, a modular shipping container-based production site, equipped with 3D printing devices to provide real-time and onsite …

COVID-19: Ivaldi’s Nora Toure on 3D Printing and the Supply Chain

Last year, Nora Toure made a very interesting talk on the impact of 3D printing on the global supply chain. The topic was a prescient one, given the events to…

Interview with Lynton Dent on 3D Printing Business Consulting in Africa

Lynton Dent is the Business Development Manager for Rapid 3D. Rapid 3D is a reseller for EOS, Markforged, Artek, 3D Systems and HP in South Africa. In this interview, Dent…

Interview with Roscher Van Tonder on Simplified Manufacturing with Additive Manufacturing

Managing Director and Founder of AMTC, Roscher Van Tonder takes us through an interesting topic on Simplified Manufacturing in 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing. Currently based and operating in South…

Interview with Riddhi Maharaj on 3D Printing Space Systems in Africa

Riddhi Maharaj is a Materials Engineer at NewSpace Systems. In this interview, we discuss 3D printing with respect to Space components design, product development and Lean engineering. Can you give…

Interview with Hans Fouche on his African Large Scale Pellet 3D Printer the Cheetah

Hans Fouche is an Inventor and Engineer, who is fascinated with 3D Printing. In this interview, we discuss his invention, which is the Cheetah 3D printer and his outlook on…

Interview with Malika Khodja on Women in 3D Printing

Malika Khodja Malika Khodja talks about the importance of women in 3D printing and what has to be done to promote women in 3D printing in Africa. Malika is a…

Interview with Gavin Leggott on 3D Printing in Africa

Gavin Leggott Gavin Leggot from Promake International Ltd discusses 3D printing in Africa in this interview. Africa is not yet fully explored when it comes to 3D printing and Additive…

Interview with Emma Molobi on Additive Manufacturing for Railway Infrastructure

Emma Molobi 3D printing and additive manufacturing are becoming important tools in the engineering sector. One nascent development is occurring in the railway sector which is trying to utilise the…

Interview with Elisabeth Moreno on HP and 3D Printing in Africa

Elisabeth Moreno, the Vice President and Managing Director Africa at HP Technology, talks to us about HP’s role in 3D printing in Africa, as well as the company’s influence in…

Interview with Godwin Izibilli on 3D Printing in Nigeria

Nigeria is an African country well known for high profile academics and a large base of entrepreneurs. How is Africa’s most populous country utilizing these twin resources for 3D Printing?…

Interview with Michaella Janse Van Vuuren

Women are playing a significant and important role in 3D printing and Additive Manufacturing. This is especially important in inspiring many young girls and women to harness and utilize the…

Interview with Tendai Pasipanodya on Integrating 3D Printing with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

  Tendai Pasipanodya It is interesting to note there are ideas of integrating 3D printing with UN’s SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) and that it can be a useful tool to…

Interview with Massimo Bricchi of Kuraray on 3D Printing Biodegradable Materials

Massimo Bricchi Massimo Bricchi is Kuraray Europe‘s Regional Marketing Manager. The company is involved in the production of chemicals and resins, fibers and textiles, high-performance material, and medical products. In…

3D Startup Africa: Interview with Ian Marks, Founder of 3D Optics

Ian Marks is an Optician with more than 30 years working experience in the Optical Industry. In the last 4 years, Marks has come up with a new concept of…

3D Startup Africa: Interview with Hein Moller from TiziriTech

Hein Moller is the director of TiziriTech, a South Africa-based company that offers Advanced Manufacturing consulting services. The main focus of service includes Additive Manufacturing training, the supply of titanium…

3D Printing in Africa: 3D Printing in Ghana

3D printing in Ghana can be considered to be in transition from the early to middle stage of development. This is in comparison with other active countries such as South…

3D Printing in Africa: Kenya & 3D Printing

Kenya has been considered to be a hub for innovation in Africa.  Personally, I started working with Kenya in 3D printing technology with a Makerbot Reseller, Amit Shah who runs…

3D Printing in Africa: A Look into Egypt’s 3D Printing Landscape

Egypt has enjoyed a fairly good share of experiencing 3D printing technology and is making pretty good use of it.  Recreating Egyptian mummy faces and bringing Ancient Egypt back to…

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. Since 2012, the country at the located at…

3D Printing in Zimbabwe

While the technology has been around for some time, 3D printing is still relatively new in Zimbabwe. Its full potential is yet to be realised, but both the young generation…