3D printing

CSIR celebrates 75 years, creates new strategic direction

As it marks 75 years of innovation this week, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research sharpens its focus with a new strategy.

Jul 13, 2020

Enterprise 5.0: The quantum leap business must make after COVID-19

To leverage fourth industrial revolution technologies to the fullest, companies have to look beyond technology to include the human element.


UJ develops 3D-printed ventilator to treat multiple patients

Engineers at the university develop portable 3D-printed mechanical ventilators that have a customisable base plate to treat multiple patients.

Apr 29, 2020

UJ designs open source, cheap ventilators to fight COVID-19

The University of Johannesburg team, led by Dr Deon Sabatta and Dr Samson Masebinu, identified several simple, safe and scalable open source designs.

Apr 16, 2020

HP teams with local 3D print farm to fight COVID-19

HP SA is working with Mentis 3D in Johannesburg to increase production of protective gear using 3D printing.


University’s 3D-printed surgical face shields help medical staff

As the world experiences a shortage of medical protective gear, the University of Johannesburg’s Library Makerspace uses 3D printing to develop surgical shields.

Apr 1, 2020

3D printing steps up to COVID-19

3D printing is coming into its own during the COVID-19 pandemic, printing essential items to help defend against coronavirus.

Nov 18, 2019

SA making inroads in 3D printing tech

Collaboration helps advance 3D printing in SA, with over 300 3D printing technology systems established locally.


Varsity students develop desktop 3D food printer

Students at the University of KwaZulu-Natal have developed a 3D food printer, and made chocolate with it.

Sep 17, 2019

Akhani 3D lets forward-thinking manufacturing businesses 'Make Possible'

Additive manufacturing is no longer a trend on its way into the mainstream, it’s a serious global business, says Akhani 3D.

Aug 20, 2019

3D printing tech tipped as key for medical industry

A new report shows 3D printing technology will disrupt the way personalised medicine is provided, with a market forecast to reach $8.1 billion by 2029.

Jul 30, 2019

3D printing boom stirs legal questions

With industries accelerating their practical uses of 3D printing, many legal, ethical and practical concerns have emerged.

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