africa

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…

Solar-Powered Road Trip Across Africa Relies on 3D Printed Spare Parts

The Ilanga II project is now taking their show on the road. A group of university students and lecturers are now on a road trip of more than 2,500 miles…

Autodesk & Dr. Louise Leakey Share 3.3-Million-Year-Old Stone Tools with the World via 3D Printing

The increasingly more sophisticated tools that allow us to progress scientifically and technologically, that assist us in moving more confidently into the future, also provide us with methods for uncovering…

Middle Schoolers Create 3D Printed Rainwater Catcher & Filter in Edu-Tech 3D Printer Challenge

Upland Country Day School in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, teaches students from Pre-Kindergarten through the 9th grade, and clearly has a focus on STEM education. The school recently acquired a MakerBot…

Tinkerine Studios and PRECISE Group Sign Distribution Deal for Middle East & African Markets

Tinkerine Studios Ltd., the Canadian manufacturer of desktop 3D printers and creator of a 3D printing educational curriculum, has just entered into a distribution agreement with PRECISE Group, a 3D…

Integrating 3D Printing Education into a Curriculum for Girls in Africa

The Youth for Technology Foundation (YTF) is a global not-for-profit created in 2000. The goal of its creation is to partner with low-income communities in the US as well as…

3D Printing Could be the Key to Economic Development in Southern Africa

The 3D printing industry is undergoing enormous growth globally as innovation seems to have snowballed. One Harvard professor is proposing 3D printing as key to industrial development in many Southern…

RoboBeast 3D Printer Unveiled, Toughest Printer By Far

If you have ever used a 3D printer, you would know that almost all of them are extremely sensitive devices. Bump into one while it’s printing, and you have a…

RoboBeast, Ultra Rugged 3D Printer For Prosthetics, Set for Unveiling on Feb 15th

You may have heard recently about the Robohand 3D printer, a project developed by House4Hack, a hackerspace community also responsible for nurturing the RepTap Morgan during it’s development process. Robohand…