SANGONeT/House for Hack
What is 3D Printing?
3D printing is an emerging technology that's generating increasing excitement among technologists and trend watchers. It is a process of making three dimensional (3D) solid objects from a digital file. 3D printing is achieved using additive processes, where an object is created by laying down successive layers of material.
While 3D printers are already fulfilling niche roles in small and medium-sized businesses, it is easy to start imagining practical applications of 3D printers in underserved areas. 3D printing reduces the costs of manufacturing in several ways and could make the act of ‘making’ something that smaller organisations and non-profits could embrace on behalf of their communities. 3D printing lowers the cost of raw materials, design and engineering, and retooling and retraining.
To see practical examples and to learn more about 3D printing and related trends, join SANGONeT, House4Hack and techfortrade as we discover ways in which 3D printing can impact the South African nonprofit sector.
Date: 22 May 2012
Where: 4 Burger Ave, Lyttleton Manor, Centurion, Pretoria
For more information about 3D4D, read our press release.
For more about techfortrade, refer to www.techfortrade.org.
For more about the House 4 Hack, refer to www.house4hack.co.za.