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…

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…

Get a Heads Up on the Next San Andreas Earthquake with this 3D Printable Slinky Seismometer

It is earthquake season again. And of course by earthquake season I mean it is that time of the year that Hollywood makes yet another movie about the West Coast…

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…

London’s PrintME 3D Joins Nepal Disaster Relief Efforts and Wants Your Design Ideas!

Article 25 of the Universal Declaration for Human Rights states that: “Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of…

Nepal Earthquake — Pinshape & MiniWorld Offer 3D Printable Model of Boudhanath Stupa For a Donation

On April 25th, the tiny Asian nation of Nepal, situated between India and China, experienced its worst disaster in over 80 years. At approximately 11:56 NST, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake…

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…

Japan Prepares to Make 3D Printed Topographic Maps Available for the Blind

3D printing has made navigating a world of vague light forms or, oftentimes, complete darkness more manageable. 3D printed Braille books, some of which include raised imagery as with story…


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