Kuunda 3D expands with 3D printing in Nairobi Kuunda 3D has expanded and now offers high quality 3D printing in Nairobi. Founded in 2015 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Kuunda 3D began to serve the Nairobi market in early 2017. We have now established our headquarters in Nairobi, offering our clients a wide range of … Continue reading Kuunda 3D officially opens in Nairobi, Kenya
3D printer users need to know how to store filament properly, especially in hot and humid climates like Dar es Salaam and Mombasa. If you don't store your filament properly, you can easily lose the entire roll in just a few rainy days. Humidity causes poor prints We recently visited a customer who had been … Continue reading Important: Store your filament properly!
On September 26th, Kuunda 3D founder, Elizabeth Rogers, pitched our business model to Airbus in the Airbuz Bizlab #Africa4Future competition supported by Novato Africa. We took part in this pitch day as Airbus was specifically looking for African startups in the areas of: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Satellite Operations and Imagery 3D printing Smart Sensors Artificial … Continue reading Pitching Kuunda 3D to Airbus
Continuing on from our last post on Advanced Materials for 3D Printing in which we discussed the uses of Nylon, Polycarbonate and PVA, we've got more to share here on advanced 3D printer materials..... Flexible or TPU 95A Flexible materials & filament are used in a wide range of applications. It's a rubber-like filament that … Continue reading Advanced Materials for 3D Printing…Continued
Great advances have been made in the last few years with 3D printer materials (the filament, or ‘ink’ for 3D printers). Because of advanced 3D printer materials and technology, more materials and colours are now printable. We always recommend new users to start with PLA (poly acetic acid), as it’s easy to work with, safe … Continue reading Advanced Materials for 3D Printing
Improving 3D Printed Prosthetic Hands in Tanzania Lake Victoria Disability Centre in Musoma, Tanzania, recently upgraded their 3D printer to an Ultimaker 2+ that they purchased from Kuunda 3D. The engineers and technicians at LVDC had been using a Prusa i3 Hephestos 3D printer that they assembled from a kit in Musoma. They contacted us … Continue reading 3D Printing Prosthetic Hands
A few weeks ago a client got in touch with us for an urgent request...there was a go-kart race coming up that weekend and a crucial piece of the go-kart was broken. They wanted to know if we could print them a replacement part in time for the race on Sunday. The client was able … Continue reading Saving the Go-Karting Day with 3D Printed Parts
Ultimaker has just revealed the winners of their global Ultimaker education challenge, and we are proud to announce that the International School of Moshi, Arusha Campus is the winner of the East African region! The school has been awarded an Ultimaker 2+ to carry out a student project, led by Design & Technology teacher Paula … Continue reading Announcing the Winner of the 2017 Ultimaker Education Challenge
In November 2016, a team from Kuunda 3D Tanzania took our Ultimaker 2Go 3D printer on an adventure into rural Tanzania. There were several goals of this trip: 1) test whether a 3D printer could be used in a rural village with intermittent electricity, dust, and no computers 2) test whether it’s possible to … Continue reading Kuunda 3D Takes Ultimaker to a Tanzanian Village
With the recent launch of the Ultimaker 3, a totally updated version of Cura has been released. This new version of the software is optimized for Ultimaker 3, but can still be used for other UM printers. Cura 2.3 contains pre-saved materials profiles that are optimized for use with Ultimaker filament. This takes much of … Continue reading New Cura Software Available!