Re: RP in South Africa

Date: Wed Jul 28 1999 - 00:43:00 EEST


Yes, the amount of information flowing via the rp-ml is enormous.
We all have great appreciation of the knowledge that can be gained
this way.

Regarding RP in South Africa, you will find that no-one has all the
facilities, as the RP market locally is not big enough to support
such an investment.
However, a substantial amount is available locally at various
institutions around the country. The problem is knowing who can
do what locally. Please contact me, so that you can be pointed in
the correct direction. It is best to use a local like ourselves, or the
Freestate Technikon, as a starting point. We can also point you to
a couple of consultants who can co-ordinate a RP project.

SLA, FDM, Sanders MMII, CNC prototyping, silicone moulds,
vacuum casting, metal-sprayed prototype moulds, and mould
making are all available locally.

Dr Johan Fourie
Plastics Technology
Cape Technikon
Cape Town (021) 460-3186

> Dear Friends,
> We are an electonics company based in South Africa and I just chanced to
> come accross the rapid prototyping mailing list.
> I was surprised to see the amount of information floating around and how
> easy it is for people to solve their problems.
> I am looking for people who would be able to help develop products for me.
> I mean, I require to design casings for my electronic components and I find
> it very difficult to get hold of good people here. My requirement is
> industrial design/mechanical product design/rapid prototyping in case of
> complex designs and then of course mold making and molding. Most probably i
> will find people for mold making and molding here but the other specialised
> services are a problem.
> I would prefer people having all these services together, so that they are
> able to service my needs without time loss and give good quality work.
> Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated.
> Thank you in advance.
> Sincerely,
> Thomas George
> Technical Products International
> South Africa
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