African 3D printing service using Ultimaker.

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Posted Sep 17, 2015 - 12:22 PM
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kelechi Level 1 - Starter Points: 85
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kelechi

Posted Nov 10, 2015 - 1:36 AM

The atomic method worked like magic! I have also read up on the olsson block as you suggested stu_le_brew I will oreder it immediately. My only problem is shipping. Why does everybody in Europe use DHL and UPS, these are too expensive for us here. I will order spare parts and the olsson addon once I sort out shipping.

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Posted Nov 10, 2015 - 4:22 AM • Edited 4:24 AM

Here in Europe stuff shipped from Swordriff at http://3dsolex.com/ is generally shipped by post so its very fast and so far for me 100% reliable.

This contrasts greatly with my poor experiences from Ultimaker (and others) using big commercial carriers like DHL and UPS

Love your architectural model of a house too

kelechi Level 1 - Starter Points: 85
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Posted Dec 9, 2015 - 9:46 PM • Edited 9:53 PM

Hello friends,

its been along time. Its been a lot of challenge marketing 3D printing in Africa as the awareness is still very low.

Please I would like to get in touch with Ultimaker HQ, who do I write to and how to do I reach out. I got an invite to a south African 3D printing event next year and I intend meeting ulti maker there to develop a partnership to sell the ultimaker printers here in Africa.

How do I get the proper person to contact? Thanks.

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Posted Dec 10, 2015 - 3:57 AM

Quote by kelechi

How do I get the proper person to contact? Thanks.

Send a message to SandervG. He can hook you up

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Posted Dec 10, 2015 - 4:53 AM

lol, sounds like I'm a dealer

Kelechi, if you look at Nallath and my name you'll see 'Team Ultimaker'.

This is an indication that we are Ultimaker employees.

Anyway, if you want to apply as a reseller you can do that through this form. (it can be found on the Reseller page).

Good luck!

kelechi Level 1 - Starter Points: 85
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kelechi

Posted Dec 10, 2015 - 7:29 PM

SandervG nallath. thanks a lot.

I have checked the reseller option, what the market needs now here in Africa is not just a reseller and as such the reseller model will not work yet. I will send the mail to you SandervG

Thanks.

kelechi Level 1 - Starter Points: 85
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Posted Dec 14, 2015 - 9:54 AM

SandervG, I have sent the mail. Kindly revert.

kelechi Level 1 - Starter Points: 85
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Posted Dec 22, 2015 - 10:33 AM

Good day friends,

Whenever I resume a print job after a pause the layer shifts, what could the problem be? I do not shift or disturb the hot glass. How do I solve this problem? Thanks.

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Posted Dec 22, 2015 - 12:55 PM

Do you move the printhead?

kelechi Level 1 - Starter Points: 85
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kelechi

Posted Dec 22, 2015 - 9:02 PM

shurik, no I don't

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Posted Apr 27, 2016 - 9:01 AM • Edited 9:03 AM

Greetings kelechi, it is with a happy heart that I greet you!  I have been wanting to establish communications with someone in Africa for charity purposes.

I volunteer at two places, one of which is all about making clean water for people who need it.  To that end we have developed two methods of cleaning water and are working on more as well.  I am hoping to establish an outlet for our technologies that involves a 3D printer located in Africa.  

If you are interested in running off a few simple prints with the possibility of helping people clean their water supply, please reply in this thread or contact me via email (deltamodulator(at)gmail(dot)com).

Les

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Posted Oct 4, 2017 - 10:48 AM

The printer that I have (https://www.3dprintmanual.com/...uct/hictop-prusa-i3/) can pretty much make anything, but I'm looking for something that can do more detail. Do you have any suggestions? I don't mind using an ultimaker... how do I get involved in the African market?

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Posted Oct 23, 2017 - 2:39 AM

I have the 3D Multimaker printer since November last year! Its can make anything and not a single problem with my printer. A few days ago I have replaced the home switch brackets for the laser. Now its working like new.

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