3D Printing of Disaster Relief Tools and Shelters, and R&D Tax Credits

As measured by the ACE index, September 2017 has become the most active month on record for Atlantic hurricanes. Category 5 Hurricanes Irma and Maria, and Category 4 Hurricane Jose…

Field Ready 3D Printing Much-Needed Medical Supplies for a Nepal Health Clinic

It may seem like there’s a 3D printer around every corner these days – many libraries and schools now use 3D printers, and you can even find them in bars and coffee…

A Simple, 3D Printed Pipe Fitting Has Huge Implications for Disaster Relief

In April of 2015, a massive earthquake struck Nepal. Registering 7.8 on the Richter scale, the quake killed over 9,000 people and injured more than 23,000. Less than a month…

VA Tech Students 3D Print ‘Ant Vehicle’ for Use in Disaster Relief

VA Tech Students 3D Print ‘Ant Vehicle’ for Use in Disaster Relief

June 23, 2015

There is an old joke about engineers that goes like this: Q: How can you tell which engineers are the extroverts? A: They are the ones staring at other people’s shoes….

Disaster Relief in Three Dimensions: Medical 3D Printing in Haiti

Throughout history, technological breakthroughs have been accompanied by narrow parameters for application, concerned with solving the problems at hand. This is not to say that function follows form, but that…

Power to the People — 3D Printing Being Used in Disaster Relief

Dara Dotz is a pioneer in 3D printing in troubled and sparse environments. She’s the founder of iLab Haiti, a project which brought 3D printers as part of an aid…


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