3D WASH: empowering developing communities with solar-powered 3D printing & recycled plastic

3D WASH: empowering developing communities with solar-powered 3D printing & recycled plastic

Researchers from the Deakin University School of Engineering in Australia are developing a solar-powered 3D printing system that could be used in developing regions to additively manufacture plumbing and sanitation supplies out of plastic waste. The 3D printer project is part of a larger effort to find uses for the vast amounts of discarded plastics that pollute developing regions and to provide a clean water supply to the same communities. The project, called 3D WASH, is aiming to make access to WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) easier for developing communities, a change that would have an especially important impact […]

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