Modern 3D printing is already well on the way to revolutionising traditional manufacturing processes, but it also has huge potential for sustainable development and humanitarian aid.
Too much algae in fresh or marine water systems poses a threat to ecosystems. A US company is turning that dangerous excess algae into a sustainable material for 3D printing.
3D printing has huge potential for sustainable development. But if the filament used to print is made of plastic, how sustainable can it ever really be?
What sounds like a utopia is already becoming reality in France and the Netherlands: in just a few days, huge 3D printers are able to produce entire houses.
Revolutionary technology from a Swedish startup makes it possible to 3D print life-size human ears and noses in about thirty minutes. Could this be the future of organ transplants?
In areas where supplies are scarce and infrastructure non-existent, could Field Ready's 3D printed solutions be the future of effective humanitarian aid?
There are tonnes of good ideas that can change the world. Regular readers of RESET will already know of a few. Every month, we will choose one idea that stands out thanks to its impact and innovative approach. Our favourite project in August: open source 3D printers made from electronic waste!
How can a combination of open source software and a whole bunch of e-waste be opening up brand new perspectives for people in developing countries?
Researchers in the US have developed a small 3D-printable device with a lens that clips onto smartphones and can be used as an inexpensive microscope in regions where diagnostic equipment is not readily available.