3D printing startups in Africa

3d printing is a process for making a physical object from a 3-dimensional Model. It uses Computer-Aided Design to create physical objects. Since its discovery, it is aiding many industries like medical, construction, manufacturing, art, jewelry, etc. 3D Printing can bring a solution to many problems of manufacturing processes.
The following is the list of 3D printing startups in Africa.


Kijenzi Team
Kijenzi Team

Kijanzi is a Kenyan startup that helps to connect institutions in the public good to global supply chains through the use of digital manufacturing. Ben Savonen and John Gershenson incorporated the startup in 2013.
Investor(s): Ben Franklin, Garber Venture Capital Center, VentureWell, Villgro Kenya.

Lamina Printers

Lamina Printed Sample

Based in Abdeen, Egypt, Lamina printers is a startup working in 3D Printing Industry. They produce 3D printers for both commercial and industrial use.
Fund Raised: US$ 10000.
Investor(s): Falak Startups and MINT Incubator.



It is an Egyptian startup, uses its 3D printer for digital dentistry. Mogassam developed automatic DLP 3D printers. Its 3D printed product can be used as temporary crowns and bridges. This printed models can be available in approximately 60 mins only.
Fund Raised: US$ 10,000
Investor(s): 500 Startups, AUC Angels, EBNI Incubator, GESR incubator, HIMangel, TIEC Incubation

Onboard SARL

Onboard SARL
Onboard SARL Founders – Amine Troudi, Safwen bouali, and Cherif Redissi

Based in Tunis, Tunaisa, Onboard Sarl helps the manufacturing companies to transform their paper into 3d models. In other words, it helps in converting text manuals to 3D models. Amine Troudi, Safwen bouali, and Cherif Redissi incorporated the following startup in 2018.
Fund Raised: US$ 20,000
Investor: Flat6labs


Printivo Founders

It is a Nigerian startup, that offers print products and home delivery. It has a user base of more than 15,000 customers, It was incorporated in 2014, by Oluyomi Ojo, Ayodeji Adeogun and Ibukun Oloyede.
Fund Raised: US$ 630,000
Investor(s): 500 Startups, Afropreneur, EchoVC Partners, Government of Nigeria, LoftyInc Capital Management, Ventures Platform, XL Africa



Richard Van AS
Robobeast is a South-African startup, incorporated in 2013 by Richard Van AS. It is a 3d printer 3D printer based on FDM technology.

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