How & Why 3D Printing will Become an Integral Part of Disaster Response

3D printing has revolutionised industries, ranging from fashion & sport to medical & engineering. However, this new technology has only scraped the surface of its potential. One area which is…

Contour Crafting Will Develop Concrete 3D Printer for Disaster Relief, Thanks to DoD Contract

One of the very first methods of large-scale 3D printing that the world witnessed was the technology of Contour Crafting Corporation, which uses large but lightweight robotic 3D printers to quickly put down…

3D Printed Building Initiative Just One Disaster Relief Project Highlighted at Earthquake Forum in China

3D printing has been used many times in relief efforts for natural disasters, such as earthquakes, and even preparation for and prevention of these disasters. Ten years ago in Sichuan, located…

3D Printing Comes to the Rescue in the Solomon Islands

There 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,…

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…

Disaster Inspires Japanese Designers: Generative Design & 3D Printing Create Relief Effort X VEIN Drone

The benefits of drones in efforts at disaster relief are well documented. The democratic nature of 3D printing and the growing numbers of people who have been educated, either self…

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…

3D Printing Drones Heralding New Age of Disaster Housing

When an area has been impacted by a natural disaster, after the initial rescue and emergency medical care have been addressed, the next step in any effort is to figure…

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…

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