11 Dec 2017
‘In such a niche industry that is increasingly based on innovations in science, technology and engineering, 2017 has been a year of growth for Rapid 3D,’ comments David Bullock, MD, Rapid 3D. ‘We have welcomed a few new team members, as well as hosted South Africa’s biggest additive manufacturing conference (RAPDASA) that looks to assist participants and members to stay abreast of industry trends and academic developments. Furthermore, we’ve been fortunate to work with some great South African companies that are leading the way in the adoption of AM/3DP in their businesses – Calculus Bikes, SME Infratech (Pty) Ltd, Filtec and De Beers, to name a few.’
2017 also saw Rapid 3D partner with EOS, the global leader in production AM/3D printing equipment. EOS has a strong presence in South Africa at a few of the major universities, and the Rapid 3D team is working hard to build on this and get industry to adopt AM as a versatile production tool. Metal AM continues to grow strongly globally and Rapid 3D is positioned to facilitate this in the South African market.
‘As always, our goal is to exceed our customers’ expectations when it comes to products, services and the overall Rapid 3D experience, while maintaining excellent customer service,’ adds David. ‘Based on this goal, we have evaluated the structure of our marketing and general divisions and will soon be sharing a few exciting announcements.’