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…

South African Surgeons Perform a Successful Middle Ear Transplant Using 3D Printing Technology

A groundbreaking surgery was performed at Steve Biko Academic Hospital in South Africa to a patient who had lost his hearing due to a car accident. Mashudu Tshifularo and his medical team became the first in the world to cure a 35-year-old patient’s deafness by replacing the damaged bones with similarly-shaped titanium pieces produced on a 3D printer.

How Safe are the Titanium Powders Used in 3D Printing?

How safe is additive manufacturing? That’s a question that has been asked multiple times, and has been the subject of multiple research studies. In a recent study entitled “Titanium Powders…

3D Printed Designs Highlight the Miss South Africa Pageant

Recently, the Miss South Africa pageant took place. The winner was 23-year-old medical student Tamaryn Green, but the 2011 winner, Melinda Bam, also had a place in the spotlight this…

South Africa’s First Food 3D Printer Turns Ugly Produce into Attractive Nutrition

Think about the last time you went to the grocery store. How did you select your produce? Did you go for the fruit and vegetables that were the nicest-looking, eschewing…

3D Scanning Helps Crabby Scientists Gather Data

In one of my elementary school classrooms, we had a hermit crab for a class pet, and when the time came, we’d all gather around its cage to see which…

South Africa: Research in 3D Printing at VUT for Prosthetics, DfAM

A patient in South Africa recently received a 3D printed prosthetic leg as a result of a collaboration and workshop between The Arc. Rehabilitation Centre in Auckland Park, Johannesburg, and…

3D Printing News Briefs: February 20, 2018

We’ve got a lot of business news to catch you up on in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, starting with an acquisition and a new agreement. 3D printing software provider…

South African Defense Company Using Digital Manufacturing and 3D Printing to Build Surveillance and Attack Aircraft

Over the last few years, more and more 3D printing innovations have been coming out of South Africa, like the country’s first platinum 3D print. The technology also has its uses in…

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