Charity Uses 3D Printing Techniques

Charity Uses 3D Printing Techniques

August 6th, 2014 / Posted by Jessica Taylor

On Monday, we blogged about how 3D printing is innovating rapidly. Since then, there has been even more innovation, proving just how quickly it is moving forward.

The Guardian has announced that Oxfam, a charity fighting global poverty, have been trialling 3D printing as a way of improving sanitation, specifically in Lebanon.

A 3D printer donated to Oxfam by iMakr has been used to build parts of taps and faucets to provide more handwashing facilities for the people of Lebanon.

3D printing has also been considered as a way to build emergency shelters. This technique would be extremely quick and cost effective as it takes just 24 hours to build a set of medium term rooms out of local materials such as sand.

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