How is 3D printing being used in humanitarian aid?
Humanitarian aid is defined by the European Commission as “life-saving assistance to people in need, without prejudicial distinction.” This aid is provided beyond the boundaries of politics, religion, and military to help those suffering from natural disasters, war, and other circumstances. But because of the chaos that often exists in these circumstances, it can be difficult to provide for everyone in need. That’s where 3D printing comes in. The technologies are increasingly being used to help people in conflict zones or areas devastated by environmental phenomena like hurricanes, earthquakes and tsunamis more quickly. In this listing, we’ve taken a closer look at some of the projects where additive manufacturing is being used for humanitarian aid. From building homes and schools to providing vital medical aid, check out some of the exciting projects in this area.
You can find the article on this topic here (in German)