Updated May 24, 2019

AB3D (African Born 3D Printing)

http://www.ab3d.co.ke

Mwangi Ombatti

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Our innovation lies in the production of quality and affordable 3D printers from recycled electronic waste parts and other locally available materials. We are a one-stop-shop for 3D printing and are involved with anything and everything to with rapid prototyping and bringing people's ideas and solutions to life.
Our innovation lies in the production of quality and affordable 3D printers from recycled electronic waste parts and other locally available materials. We are a one-stop-shop for 3D printing and are involved with anything and everything to with rapid prototyping and bringing people's ideas and solutions to life.
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Stage 5: Scaling

Since its inception in February of 2015, AB3D has built and sold over a hundred of our Retr3D 3D printers. We manufacture and sell quality and affordable 3D printers built from recycled electronic waste parts and other locally available materials.
Registered in Kenyain Kenya

Focus Areas:

Entrepreneurship, Architecture, Design, Construction, Enabling Environment and 11 MoreSEE ALL

Entrepreneurship, Architecture, Design, Construction, Enabling Environment, Education, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), Curriculum, Higher Education, Extracurricular or Out-of School Activities, Environment, Waste Management, Health, Digital Development, Human Centered Design and TechnologySEE LESS

Implemented In:

Pakistan, Kenya, Uganda and 1 MoreSEE ALL

Pakistan, Kenya, Uganda and TanzaniaSEE LESS

20
Lives Impacted to Date
4
Countries Implemented In
1,500
Customers
4
Employees
$9,000
Funds Raised to Date

Problem

The fourth industrial revolution is upon us and 3D printing is one of its core pillars. As AB3D, we exist to lower barriers of access to this technology in order for Africa's youth to leverage 3D printing for development. We believe in the potential of 3D printing to change lives and we see it as an apt tool to effect systemic and sustainable change through the development of homegrown solutions to local problems.

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Solution

We exist to lower barriers of access to 3D printing technology by building quality and affordable 3D printers from recycled electronic waste parts and other, locally available materials. For us, the 3D printer is just a tool so we not only build and sell the machine, but we also sell 3D printed products (with a bias for high impact products) and offer 3D printing, 3D design, and training services in an effort to disseminate the technology. We bring people's ideas to life

Target Beneficiaries

The technology has the potential to impact and touch many people's lives given its versatility in applications. Generally speaking however, we serve the manufacturing industries, hardware start-ups, education institutions and health facilities.

Mission and Vision

Our mission and vision is to improve the lives of people living in poverty while leveraging the power of 3D printing technology.

Competitive Advantage

Given that we build the machines ourselves, we enjoy the advantage of our products being the most economical. All our offerings are the most affordable. Having built the machines ourselves, we also enjoy the advantage of understanding the technology enough to be the point of reference when it comes to all repair and maintenance of 3D printers in the region.

Planned Goals and Milestones

Set up 3D printers in schools in Kenya and ultimately in every classroom in Kenya.
Funding Goal100,000
Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted12
New Implemented CountriesBrazil, Greece, Rwanda, Nigeria
Recruit1 Business Development lead and Co-founder

Milestone

Mar 2019
Recognition ReceivedPENDING
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
Pakistan
Date Unknown