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The Centre for Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing (CRPM) at Central University of Technology, Free State (CUT) specializes in Additive Manufacturing (AM), better known as 3D printing. The CRPM was established 1997 as a centre for commercial work as well as research using Rapid Prototyping, Rapid Manufacturing, Rapid Tooling and Medical Product Development technologies.

The AM technologies open the possibility to go directly from Computer-Aided Design (CAD) to a physical prototype/model. These prototypes are used by product/industrial designers for form and function test as well as final prototypes before tooling commences. The CRPM can manufacture prototypes in plastic, metal and sand.

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The process used to create prosthesis for a medical implant. From design (creating the digital prosthesis), to Additive Manufacturing (using Direct Metal Laser Sintering), to the final prototype.
CRPM currently has ten AM machines which makes it one of the best equipped AM Centre’s of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere!
CRPM currently has ten AM machines which makes it one of the best equipped AM Centre’s of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere!

View our AM machines.

View our AM technologies.

The industries we serve.

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3D Printing, Rapid Prototyping, Medical Implants, Titanium Printing, Tool Steel Printing, SLS, SLM, DMLS
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CRPM feeling thoughtful at Central University of Technology, Free State (CUT).Sunday, June 18th, 2017 at 8:38pm
Titanium powder used for 3D printing, under intense microscope magnification, (the scale bar is equal to 0.01mm)
Beautiful spheres of potential parts await!

#3Dprinting
#Titanium
#Eos
#AdditiveManufacturing
#Medical
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CRPM feeling thoughtful at Central University of Technology, Free State (CUT).Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 at 2:07am
Doing some 'normal' FDM 3D printing today, materials testing with PLA and ABS for functional design applications, aka we want to make coolstuff that works!

#3Dprinting
#Wanhao
#Titanium
#Metalprinting
#Medical
#Engineer
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CRPM at Pelonomi Tertiary Hospital.Thursday, June 8th, 2017 at 9:25pm
CRPM changing lives with our partners at the Fuchs Foundation, watch this space! Exciting things are coming!
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CRPM at CRPM.Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 at 7:40pm
Time to do some Lab work,
#3DPrinting
#Titanium
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CRPMSunday, May 21st, 2017 at 9:03pm
Some Titanium parts emerging from the powder bed, #3DPrinting
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CRPM feeling satisfied at CRPM.Thursday, May 18th, 2017 at 2:42am
Having a hard time keeping all your USB drives together? Try printing your own solution,
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CRPM at Machine Tools Africa.Monday, May 8th, 2017 at 10:33pm
The CRPM stand being swamped with industry individuals and teams with questions about 3D printing, everyone getting excited about the technology we use!
If you are in the area swing by, and get a prize if you have already liked our page!
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CRPM attending an exhibition at Expo Centre Nasrec.Sunday, May 7th, 2017 at 9:50pm
We will be exhibiting this week in JHB, come and have a look at some of our cutting edge technology, Hall 6 stand No. H10, see you there!
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CRPMMonday, May 1st, 2017 at 8:13pm
A nice evening view of CRPM's facility, we are the leaders in additive manufactured medical implants in the RSA,
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CRPM feeling fantastic at CRPM.Thursday, April 6th, 2017 at 10:48pm
Congratulations to Roxanne Wolmarans!
Feb/March competition Winner,
Stay tuned for the next one!

Contact us

Gerrie Booysen

Tel: +27 (0)51 507 3253 | Fax: +27 (0)51 507 3589 | E-mail: gbooysen@cut.ac.za

Engineering Technology Building, President Brand Street, Bloemfontein, Free State

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Updated: 03 March 2017

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