South Africa: A 3D Printing Campaign for Blind Children

For visually impaired people educational resources don’t come by easy. Learning to read braille is essential but costly and not always effective (it may take up to three times as…

Bionic Arm Advocate Tilly Lockey Speaks at the SingularityU South Africa Summit

Last week Tilly Lockey went on stage at the Kyalami Grand Prix circuit in Johannesburg, South Africa, during the SingularityU South African (SA) Summit, for a one-on-one with Benji Rosman,…

South Africa: FEA & Compression Testing of 3D Printed Models

Researchers D.W. Abbot, D.V.V. Kallon, C. Anghel, and P. Dube delve into complex analysis and testing in the ‘Finite Element Analysis of 3D Printed Model via Compression Tests.’ For this…

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…

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