Solar powered 3D printing aids Solomon Islands relief

Solar powered 3D printing aids Solomon Islands relief

In the wake of heavy flooding in the Solomon Islands, a team from Australia’s Deakin University led by Dr Mazher Mohammed, and Plan International is using waste plastic scavenged from local dumps as feedstock for 3D printed parts for vital water supply pipes in the remote village of Visale. The cost of plastic waste Up-cycling plastic for 3D printing is increasingly used to address the severe environmental impact posed by plastic waste. One report from the World Economic Forum, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, and McKinsey & Company estimates that at the current rate there will be more than one […]

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