Makers movement with 3D Printing

Making Makers! An important current trend is the Makers Movement. When applied to healthcare, patients can hack their illnesses with simple modifications and brainstorming. Patients are making a difference by driving solutions in their own care, on an individual case-by-case basis. A cornerstone of the Makers Movement is 3D printing, also called additive manufacturing, one of the most disruptive technologies […]

Kuunda 3D takes 3D printing to the village

Last fall, a team from Kuunda 3D Tanzania took the Ultimaker 2 Go 3D printer on an adventure-filled trip to rural Tanzania. The goals of the November 2016 trip were to: test the ability of a 3D printer to operate in rural conditions with intermittent electricity, dust, and no computers gauge the feasibility of teaching and demoing 3D design and printing to average […]

The Trifecta

Using new technologies and innovation is not usually about fixing what is directly broken in the old system but rather creating a new system to replace it. The Trifecta of internet (tablets), 3D printers, and drones can radically alter supply chains for many products and goods. This can apply to the medical industry, but also to spare parts, agriculture, fashion, […]

101 Ideas

This post is part of a series that highlights different activities related to the ReFab Dar program. Learn more about the program here. Twenty year old Javan meets us promptly at 10am the Sinza bus station in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Javan has been working as a waste picker for more than 3 years. Coming from a poor rural village […]