Tech4Africa 2015 JHB


We will be at the #Tech4Africa show at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on 7 and 8th of October 2015.

Register HERE to book your tickets.  This is one of the main tech and maker events of the year.  Be sure to visit us at the show.  We will have the new Morgan Pro / Mega 2 line on display, and there will be some tasty show specials to be had at the Morgan stand!

See you there…

LeaderEX Images

Thanks to the fine folks at we had the opportunity to attend LeaderEX in the Sandton convention centre last week.  It was a lot different in focus than most of the other maker-centric shows I attended over the years, and exactly what we needed in this point in time now that the business side of Morgan started to rear its head.

Here are some images courtesy of Gainor Andrews, one of the official photographers at the event.

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Morgan Pro / Mega firmware update

All Morgan Pro / Mega customers,

Please head to the firmware update page, and check your firmware version.  If you do not currently have the version dated 1 September, please follow the update instructions.

  1. Temperature safety mechanism to prevent possible runaway thermal conditions at the hot end.  System will reset if the temperature ever rise above the safety set-point of 270C
  2. Improved Flow rate control: print quality improvements
  3. Improved calibration accuracy


Morgan Support





Join Africa’s largest gathering of executives, professionals and entrepreneurs on 17 September at the Sandton Convention Centre.

Morgan 3D Printers will be there at the stand in the Technology and Innovation isle: Stand E6

Morgan Pro Mega mk2

Feel free to arrive any time between 09h00 and 19h00, with parking available in Sandton City.  Leaderex is free to attend if you register on the website before 11th September, otherwise, you’ll have to pay R200 at the door.

See you there!

Our new Virtual home:

Spring is in the air in the southern hemisphere and it is time for change!  After a long battle over resources and services we decided that it is time to let the old “harleystudio” domain go, and get our own.

Update your links:   See you there!

Now we can get back to do we do best… make 3D machines.



This is the story of Tiny, a custom Morgan 3d printer that was commissioned by Makkinktech, an agricultural engineering innovation company.  It has a 1 x 1 x 0.5 m build size for the prototype development of a revolutionary low impact implement that promises to improve grain production costs dramatically.

It all started a couple of months ago in the small Morgan workshop at House4hack in Centurion.

We scaled everything up, and realized that just scaling it wouldn’t cut the mustard…  At that time we made the arms of the Morgan machines out of Plexiglass in order to capitalize on the fast speeds of our laser cutter. It proved much too heavy and too flexible for any hope of reliable printing. It became necessary to dust off an old idea from the Lillian concept drawings. Tubular carbon fibre arms.


 This was the start of a line of R&D that brought you the Morgan2 product line. We replaced printing with polyurethane cast components that improved production speed with the same technical qualities as injection molded ABS. Needless to say, printing quality increased and reliability improved. Win-win all round.

Delivery day Saturday 15 August went without too much problems. Because of the unique frame construction the custom with its 1m squared printing platform fits through a standard door without disassembly. The bed clips off and away you go.

We hope our tiny custom has a wonderful time in it’s new home at the mechanical workshops of the Northwest University in Potchefstroom.

Simplify your Morgan printing

Getting great prints from your Morgan has always been easy.  You just had to install the software, load the correct profile from the files we provide on the Morgan support page, and you are good to go.

Now it is even easier…

Morgan 3D has recently added Simplify3D as the bundled software on all Morgan Pro and Mega sales.  Included at no extra cost!


More on Simplify3D here

We have also been approved as local resale agents, making safe payment options like EFT possible when you want to purchase the software only.

Morgan 2

It is with great excitement that we can finally announce the coming of the second generation of professional Morgan 3D printers:

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Morgan 2 builds on every Morgan design that come before it.

Some of the notable features include:

  • Two main models: Pro and Mega
  • New carbon composite arms – superlight and sturdy.  The new construction looks professional while performing like no Morgan before it.  Printing is precise and aligned properly.  Arm segments are built at exactly the same lengths using CNC machined jigs.
  • New frames in Stainless steel, aluminium and molded Polyurethane components are durable and rigid, ensuring the best possible stability during operation – translating to highest quality prints – at a much faster rate than previously possible on a MorganMorgan Pro 2 printing
  • 32bit Arm processor controller board takes care of the inverse kinematics of the robotic printing arms, ensuring smooth and precise movements without running into the limits of the computing power of the system
  • “Out of the Box” printing – the print dimensions are much larger than other machines with similar footprints and price points – 380mm x 220mm x 200mm (Pro) and 730mm x 470mm x 600mm (Mega)
  • Extremely low maintenance design with high dust tolerance – made for African conditions.
  • Back-up battery capable power supplies allows uninterrupted printing. (optional)
  • Professional Printing at a very competitive price

Robotic 3D prototypers

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