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RAPDASA 2016

RAPDASA 2016 is here, and Morgan 3D Printers are here and ready to participate.  The annual conference brings together all the serious players in the local additive manufacturing landscape, and looks at ways to promote the technology in the South African economy.

This year the event is at the Science and Technology center of the Vaal University of Technology, Vereeninging.

You can find us at Stand 10

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How to get involved in 3D Printing

It is easy to get involved in the exciting world of 3D printing. The internet is full of free resources, training videos and interesting things to get you going. All you need to do is take that that first step and have an idea. Come to think of it,  you can even skip the idea part and print someone else’s ideas until you have the confidence to make your own ideas come to life.

 

COMPETITION – Get your 3D model printed for Free

Morgan 3D Printers want you to dip your toe into our world and experience the excitement of 3D printing. It is because of this that we are running a monthly competition, open to everyone, where one lucky person will have the opportunity to have their idea printed for free, every month.

This is how it works:

  • Save your idea (or someone else’s) in either a .stl or .obj file format
  • Send it to michael@morgan3dp.com with a JPEG of your model
  • On the last Monday of the month we will pick the winner and we will print the winner’s design on the last Tuesday of the month.

3d printing for free

3D printing starts here:

If you want to find out what 3D printing is all about, read this article where Quentin Harley speaks about the business of ideas, Terry Pratchett and 3D printing – http://www.morgan3dp.com/in-the-business-of-ideas/

3d printing

If you want to get start designing your ideas have a look at this page for some free tools – http://3dprintingforbeginners.com/software-tools/ .  There are also some cool apps you can try –http://www.123dapp.com/apps-for-3d-printing

You don’t have to be a technical person or serious designer to get into 3D printing, you could even try going the artistic route with Sculptris – http://pixologic.com/sculptris/

3d printing Sculpture made with Sculptris
A sculpture made using Sculptris

If you want to start printing but can’t use the software yet find an exciting project here – http://3dprintingforbeginners.com/3d-model-repositories/

There are many .stl files for 3d printing available on the net.
There are many .stl files available on the net.

If you need some guidance you can see what the nerds have to say on YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_7aK9PpYTqt08ERh1MewlQ

 

If you still need more inspiration come and speak to Quentin at Morgan 3D Printers at the House4Hack in Centurion.

 

Quentin Harley is at the House4Hack on Tuesdays ready to inspire you... come and join him in 3d printing
Quentin Harley is at the House4Hack on Tuesdays ready to inspire you… come and join him.

We are looking forward to helping you unleash your creative potential with a tool to bring your ideas to life.