About the lab & Prices

The Stellenbosch Idea2Product lab is currently closed due to lack of funding, 3d prints can be done as research collaborations only at the current time. For general enquiries contact the university library makerspace here


The Stellenbosch Idea2Product Lab is Stellenbosch University’s very own 3D printing facility open to students, staff and the general public. The facility aims to bring 3d printing technology to everyone, to make it accessible and easy for everyone to learn this new technology.

We offer on-demand 3D printing in ABS and PLA plastics, 3D design and modification for 3D printing, 3D scanning and even 3D-printing training courses. We offer quotations before printing, based on your model information. If you do not have a 3D model yet, let us design your product for you.

Why buy your own 3D printer if you can use our facility at a fraction of the cost? However, if you already have a 3D printer and require assistance getting the most from it, we also offer support services for this.

Here are some examples with pricing: http://blogs.sun.ac.za/idea2product/2015/04/02/examples-and-pricing/


Add a mini hinged box to your print for R120


Print on demand: email for a quote fbsteyn@sun.ac.za


Below is a range of example prints with pricing which will give you as the user an idea of what to expect for your prints.


1: Custom cellphone cases for most new smartphones – R200 (eg. Samsung Galaxy S4)



2: Custom Key Chains for your company – R 50



3: Novelty Items

Mini skull – R100



Large Skull – R 750



Doll House Models (Floor Plan and Roof Combo) – R 1200





Singe floor – R800 



4: Custom Name card for your Desk – R 370




5: Custom Table Feature for Weddings – R 310



6: Academic tools for the classroom (DNA Helix with Base Pairs) – R 1500

(Print Video: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=424061184418107&set=vb.423075474516678&type=2&theater)

dan helix with base pairs printed




1 comment

    • Burger on October 16, 2015 at 4:18 pm
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    Hi there, I’m interested in printing something I found on thingiverse. http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:266352

    What would you quote me on that?

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