About Us

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CALDEAZ. Your success, in 3D

The Story of CALDEAZ

True to our specialist abilities, we have decided to reverse-engineer our story, starting with where we are,  and what we can do for you, NOW, working backwards, from there, to our beginning.

CALDEAZ Manufacturing Technologies (CALDEAZ) is the sole South African distributor of the full range of Kreon Technologies’ (a company based in France) 3D products. Quoting from Kreon’s website:

‘For more than 20 years, the Kreon Company has implemented advanced technologies, and manufactured systems with high quality materials. We control the assembly process of our products, and calibrate them at every stage. We are committed to providing our customers with solutions, in aiming to help them decrease production costs and time, to increase efficiency and to control their processes.’

Centrally located, in Bloemfontein, CALDEAZ is ideally situated to service South Africa, SADC, and the rest of the African continent.

In addition to the supply of the Kreon range of 3D scanning and 3D measurement solutions, CALDEAZ supplies:

  • 3D engineering products and services
  • All related software
  • 3D cameras, and

Renders all related services, on an in-house and mobile basis.

CALDEAZ was founded in 2007, by Ludrick Barnard.

In 2000, Ludrick was appointed as manager of the Centre for Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing, at the Central University of Technology, in Bloemfontein. As head of the CRPM, he was responsible for developing products for clients by means of design, reverse engineering, and additive manufacturing, also known as rapid prototyping aka 3D printing.

Ludrick joined the Central University of Technology, as lecturer, and started his research in Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing.

About the founder

Ludrick Barnard founded CALDEAZ in 2007, and has played a leading strategic and operational role since its inception. This differentiates the company from its competitors, as Ludrick is personally involved, regarding the supply of services, hardware and software. He holds an MTech in Mechanical Engineering, and is registered as professional Mechanical Engineering Technologist with the Engineering Council of South Africa.

As one of only four Steinbeis Certified Consultants in South Africa, Ludrick can add value in terms of all aspects of manufacturing (certified by Steinbeis Beratungszentren GmbH, License 173297).

Concurrently to his running of CALDEAZ, Ludrick fulfilled various roles within CUT. During the last decade, his role has been that of:

  • Director: Product Development Technology Station (PDTS), and
  • Manager of the Centre for Rapid Prototyping and Manufacture (CRPM), at the Central University of Technology

He brought about a material increase in the turnover of the CRPM and PDTS, and received various awards during his tenure

Ludrick’s vast leadership and managerial experience, coupled with his master-level specialist engineering expertise, make him, and CALDEAZ, an essential partner for you, as quality-conscious manufacturer.

What clients say about CALDEAZ

“Ludrick is a very professional person and always willing to assist. He always delivers what he promises … he always acts professionally, as engineer in his field and director … he provides a high level of service to his clients. I continue working with him as a professional and definitely recommend him to others.”

“I was fortunate to have dealt with CALDEAZ … very happy with his service and continued after sales support … I would gladly work with Ludrick in the future.”