Solar-powered 3D printer helps in Solomon Islands relief efforts

Solar-powered 3D printer helps in Solomon Islands relief efforts

A team of researchers from Deakin University in Australia has used 3D printing to manufacture spare parts in extreme conditions. Armed with just a 3D printer, laptop, and plastic waste, the team successfully demonstrated how to 3D print a pipe replacement part during a cyclone in the Solomon Islands. The researchers, led by led by Dr. Mazher Mohammed, hope to introduce 3D printing technology to locals on the island for future disaster relief efforts. The Deakin University researchers went over to the Solomon Islands in January during a particularly stormy season to test how 3D printing technology would do […]

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