AB3D is using 3D printing technology to inspire children to become interested in creating and building a range of things from 3D-printed parts to the printers themselves.

AB3D is a start-up based in a suburb of Nairobi with a mission to be a one-stop shop for all things 3D printing. They are able to create affordable 3D printers from recycled electronic components salvaged from waste electronic items. The team are also passionate about inspiring children to embrace technology (including 3D design and printing) and to see how it can be used as a springboard to a lifelong passion for learning.

AB3D staff have undertaken some truly inspirational projects, where 3D printing offers ingenious solutions otherwise too expensive to implement. For example, in the medical sector, a combination of 3D scanning and 3D printing allows perfectly fitted products such as casts or shoes to be created.

Read more about AB3D here.