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The Centre for Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing at the Central University for Technology

3D printing to rebuild deformed faces of South Africans from poor backgrounds pro bono

The 2018/2019 Innovation: Corporate Organisation Award was won by The Centre for Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing at the Central University for Technology, Mr Gerrie Booysen, accepted the award, which was made to CRPM Unit, Central University of Technology for using 3D printing to rebuild deformed faces of South Africans from poor backgrounds pro bono.

The centre uses the state-of-the-art technology of additive manufacturing (AM), or 3D printing, to repair the faces and lives of poor South Africans with facial deformities — people who have often become outcasts in their communities. Read more.

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