3D printing popping up at Wizards

By Jonathan Juursema (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

I’m sure all of you have heard about 3D printers by now. No? You haven’t? What rock have you been living under?

Here’s a quick definition of what 3D printing is according to Wikipedia:
“3D printing refers to any of the various processes for printing a three-dimensional object. It is where layers of material are laid down under computer control. These objects can be of almost any shape and are produced from a 3D model or other sources. A 3D printer is a type of industrial robot.”

With that in mind, I can fill you in on some interesting items that I have been created from 3D printers.

The world is a strange place, and yet in old movies, we learn that one day we would not need a food supply from animals, plants etc. this was ofcoarse fiction, or was it?

Well, a few months ago I read that somewhere in America journalists flocked to see and test the first ever printed hamburger patty. Yes, I kid you not, they printed a hamburger patty, it is a whole new level of crazy.
I also read a post of a construction company in China who used a giant size printer to print buildings, sorry humans, it seems like we don’t need you anymore.


Want a baby? Or at least a 3D model of your newborn? A company was offering 3D models of your newborn that they would create from one of your 3D or 4D scans. Some, like me, would say that is pretty awesome and yet people I have told have said it is creepy. The babies were sold for around 1000 Dollars at that stage. Let us know below in the comments section what you think on the matter?

Now on with the story, a Cape Town printing shop, Wizards Design & Print, are the latest print-on-demand store thanks to a partnership with RABBIT.

The founder of RABBIT, Harry Ravelomanantsoa, told News24, ” At RABBIT, we’ve always had the desire to expose 3D printing and Digital Manufacturing to everyone who is interested in exploring their inner ability to create” .

Image Source: Evilldesign.com
Image Source: Evilldesign.com

This statement shows at Wizards where they will basically print anything you can come up with in 3D.  Printing starts at R100 for small designs and go up from there.

They continued to tell News24 that their biggest project to date was an architectural model to the value of R10 000.

“The future of retail digital printing has taken an interesting turn. We are so excited with the prospect of working with Harry and his wonderfully creative team from RABBIT to provide the general public with direct interactive access to this amazing technology,” said Andrew Pittaway, owner of Wizardz Design & Print.

So if you are looking for an awesome action figure, let’s say your dad, or a ‘super’ YOU, head on over to Wizards today!!!

Source: News24