Aside from Antarctica, Africa might be the continent with the least amount of 3D printing activity, but that’s changing.
Denmark-based COBOD announced a deal to 3D print dozens of homes in Kenya.
A new project hopes to 3D print a school in Madagascar.
A joint venture in Africa is 3D printing buildings, and it appears to be a service designed for expansion.
3D printed data models are helping the Sierra Leone government make decisions about educational policy.
MakerBot continues to spread its marketing umbrella across the globe, now entering Africa.
It was another testy day in the post-revolution Cairo of 2012, with protestors and police crowding streets that threatened to erupt into violence.
There are a great many Fab Labs in the world doing great things, but there’s one that you might want to support: the Ouaga Lab.
At this year’s NYC 3D Printshow we had the great privilege to see a historic 3D printer: the first 3D printer ever made solely from e-waste.
We’ve heard about chocolate 3D printers before, but never one like this. Fouche Chocolates of South Africa, and specifically its engineer Hans Fouche has developed an eight-nozzle chocolate printer for producing custom delicacies. A detailed report on htxt.africa takes you through Fouche’s development process, which explains how the printer is used to create “edible… Continue reading Africa’s Octo-Choco-Printer
Normally when you embark on building a DIY 3D printer you’d search online shops for the best and least expensive components. Bring them together with the right plan and you’ll soon have an operating 3D printer. But that’s not exactly what Kodjo Afate Gnikou did. He went to the dump. Specifically, he searched through… Continue reading A 3D Printer Made From Scrap
An event featuring several notable 3D print designers is to take place in Johannesburg on July 6th. The event, “Agents of the 3D Revolution Exhibition and Seminar”, is put on by, of course, Agents of the 3D Revolution, a new group formed to promote use of 3D technology in South Africa. The group includes… Continue reading A 3D Printing Revolution in South Africa
Many years ago we wondered how Africa could ever catch up to the West in telecommunications. The cost of installing cabling would have been tremendous, but something happened to change the picture. Wireless technology emerged and Africa didn’t have to come up with cash to install wires. They simply leapfrogged over the old technology and… Continue reading African Jumpstart With 3D Printing?
As if landing nearly half a million dollars in instant crowd funding isn’t sufficient, Pirate3D announced a significant charitable venture. They will provide 3D printing technology and training to “selected African institutions”. The venture is within Pirate3D’s corporate social responsibility program and partners with Harvard’s Calestous Juma to promote sustainable development worldwide. Juma, Director… Continue reading Pirate3D Helps Africa
Yes, Togo. It’s the home of Afate Gnikou of WoeLab, a technology incubator in the small African country. Gnikou has launched a crowdfunding project on Ulule to raise funds to begin building a Togo-designed personal 3D printer. The goal of the project is to design a 3D printer that can be built from commonly… Continue reading A 3D Printer From Togo
There’s a great story in Design Magazine describing how Kenneth van Rensburg came to create a 3D printing business in South Africa. After seeing the technology by accident during a Jaguar factory tour in the UK, van Rensburg created Protoform in 2008 to “bridge the gap between design and manufacture”, initially focusing on boat design.… Continue reading 3D Printing In South Africa