We recently wrote about Sahara Systems and their big push into the maker scene with a new facility packed to the brim with 3D printers, scanners and filaments, as well as their partnership with CADHouse.

Now they’re opening their doors to the public for a 3D Printing Open Day that promises to familiarise the public with 3D printing as well as seminars to discuss the industry.

The  workshops are an hour long and will involve a crash course in 3D printing covering design, pre-processing for 3D printing and sending a print job to a printer.

The day will also include demonstrations on more than 30 different 3D printers, including the industrial-sized ProX 500. Some lucky visitors will also have the opportunity to have themselves 3D scanned and printed for a nominal fee.


Date: Thursday 3rd December

Time: 10:00 – 20:00.

Place: Sahara Systems (5 Suni Avenue, Midrand, Gauteng, 1682)

Entry fee: Free



3D printing workshops:  10:30, 13:00, 15:00, 17:30 and 19:00.

Applications of 3D printing seminars: 12:00, 16:00 and 18:00.