africa

Tongo’s WoeLab Has Produced Over 20 3D Printers Made From E-Waste

Seven years after Afate Gnikou, an inventor working in a Tongolese maker space created Africa’s first 3D printer from e-waste, the piqued interest in this innovative construction led to the…

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 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…

Kenyan and Zimbabwean Researchers Study 3D Printed Polymer/PLA on Fabric

Researchers from Kenya and Zimbabwe are tackling more complex 3D printing adhesion and material topics in their recently published, ‘Use of regression to study the effect of fabric parameters on…

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 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 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 Changing Lives Through Provision of Orthopedic Devices in Togo

Togo, bordered on the west by Ghana, on the east by Benin, and Burkina Faso to the north, is one of the smallest countries in Africa, with a population of…

Ultra Red Technologies Builds 3D Printing Business in Nairobi Offering Design and Prototyping, Working Toward Clean Water

“We believe in the untapped potential of 3D printing.” – Mehul Shah No matter how much you follow the progress of 3D printing and learn to expect the unexpected, it…

Dutch Physician Driving to Sierra Leone to Deliver 3D Printed Children’s Prosthetics and Ultimaker 3D Printer

You’d be hard-pressed to find a story about 3D printed children’s prosthetics that isn’t at least a little heartwarming, and today’s latest is no exception. 29-year-old Dr. Lars Brouwers, a physician…

Elephab Aims to Become Nigeria’s Primary Supplier of 3D Printed Parts

The GE Garages program was launched by GE in 2012 to spur interest in inventing and manufacturing among Americans. A few years later, the program spread beyond America. GE Lagos…

Titan Robotics Brings Large-Format 3D Printing to West Africa

Lagos, Nigeria, a place not commonly known for 3D printing, just got a huge innovation boost at one of the largest foundries in West Africa — Nigerian Foundries Limited. Clay Guillory, Founder and CEO of Colorado-based Titan…

3D Printing News Briefs: July 7, 2017

Happy July! We’ve got a lot of news for you today in this week’s only edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, covering everything from 3D printers and hackathons to business…

KLAKS 3D: University Students in Ghana Build 3D Printer from Electronic Waste in Two Weeks

In February, we told you about the East African Buni Hub maker lab, and the Tanzanian students who built Africa’s first e-waste 3D printer. Following in their footsteps, a 22-year-old from…

Uncharted Play Shows M.O.R.E. Low-Cost Micro-Generators at CE Week

Uncharted Play is an award-winning harder tech company best known for their signature product, the SOCCKET, a soccer ball (known as a football outside the US) with a small generator…

On Kickstarter Now: 3D Print the Difference with Reflow Recycled Filament & Help African Wastepickers

3D printing is a technology, science, and art that revolves around materials—and with continual and amazing innovations also comes the constant concern of environmental impact. How can we best deal…

West African WoeLab is Creating 3D Printers and Robots From E-Waste

In February, we reported on a unique 3D printer that came out of the Buni Hub maker space, which is located in Tanzania, the coastal country in the eastern part of…

3D Printed Shapies Become Immensely Popular in Nigeria, Thanks to New Shapify Booth

Last year, Artec 3D unveiled a first in 3D printing: a 3D printed selfie, or “shapie” booth. The booth is something like a cross between a standard photo booth and an airport security…

3D Printing for Sustainable Economic Development in Africa

I’ve noticed a common refrain in today’s news cycle: in order to remain viable in the global economy, countries need to get behind 3D printing, and fast. Africa, which has…

Working to Enable the Future through 3D Printing in East Africa

When being bombarded with the latest evidence of humanity’s nasty and brutish side, it can be hard to remember that there are gleaming moments among the trash. The news media…

African Seven-Year-Old Receives Life-Changing 3D Printed Forehead Implant

One of the worst things a child can experience is to be set apart due to a physical deformity or abnormality. Even the smallest things can lead to angst that…

3D Printed Robotics Competition Advances STEM Education in Africa

Perceptions by Westerners as to the state of education in Africa are as varied as the continent itself and often run the gamut from gross over-generalizations to ethnocentric condescension. The fact…