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Centre for Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing (CRPM)

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!

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View our AM technologies.

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CRPM has embarked on a journey to assist patients in public/private health facilities who are disfigured by cancer or traumatic incidents by providing prosthetics or re-constructive surgery, state of the art technology thus restoring their dignity and quality of life and in some cases saving lives. If you are moved by the stories of the patients we have helped, you are welcome to contribute towards changing someone’s life. We invite you to partner with us, to change lives and make a lasting difference in an individual’s life.
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CRPM is feeling awesome at Central University of Technology, Free State (CUT).Friday, July 7th, 2017 at 6:52am
Exciting News! Check out Carte Blanche at 19:00 this Sunday for the latest medical developments here at CRPM! We will update with details in the coming week,

#3Dprinting
#Engineer
#Medical
#Titanium
#MetalPrinting
#3Dscanning
#Implants
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CRPM shared your photo.Saturday, July 1st, 2017 at 12:05am
Honouring Prof Henk de Jager, who has now taken over the helm at CUT as Vice Chancellor. We look forward to be guided by his leadership, as CRPM expands to meet the need in additive manufacturing within South Africa and globally.
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CRPM added 2 new photos — at Central University of Technology, Free State (CUT).Sunday, June 25th, 2017 at 10:14pm
3D Printed Titanium hip implant produced here at CRPM for the brilliant Bio-Medical Engineer George Vicatos see his work at attri.co.za, for more info on Metal printing, drop us a message, or comment below,

#3Dprinting
#Engineer
#Biomedical
#UCT
#Titanium
#Medical
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CRPM is feeling thoughtful at Central University of Technology, Free State (CUT).Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 at 10:55pm
Ever found yourself wondering what a rat looks like on the inside? Well......wonder no more..... Answering important scientific questions with our multi-material Objet 350 Connex polyjet system here at CRPM

#3Dprinting
#Objet
#Titianium
#Medical
#Engineer
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CRPM is 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 is 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 is 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 is 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

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: 31 July 2017

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