How 3D printing helps solve big problems in design for global development

 

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High expectations have been heaped on the role of 3D printers, but their place in global development can still seem limited. They have seen mixed results in the manufacture of prosthetic limbs, and they are doing really interesting, albeit peripheral, work in aid delivery to disaster areas. One group even offers a guide to printing corn shellers. These applications suggest an important future for the technology in underserved communities. But for designers and engineers wondering how to use these machines to enhance their work now, Catapult Design has some ideas. Noel Wilson, Catapult’s Creative Director, shares examples of their work. Read full article