Solar powered 3D printing aids Solomon Islands relief

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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 […].

3D Printing Comes to the Rescue in the Solomon Islands

3D Printers 3D Printing 3d printed pipe fitting 3D printed water pipes Deakin University disaster relief Plan International plastic waste recycled 3d printer filament recycled plastic Solomon IslandsThere are still far too many places in the world that don’t have access to clean, safe water. With the development of new technology, however, that issue can be addressed, and 3D printing has. View the entire article via our website.

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


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.