Rapid Prototyping for Disaster Relief

There are big ideas abounding about 3D printing and what is can do for our ever changing technological world. Smart cities and nations, army battlefield technology, fashion, automotive, and aeronautics, the list goes on and on and some of the most humanitarian uses have recently become a reality. 3D printing for areas in need of…

There are big ideas abounding about 3D printing and what is can do for our ever changing technological world. Smart cities and nations, army battlefield technology, fashion, automotive, and aeronautics, the list goes on and on and some of the most humanitarian uses have recently become a reality. 3D printing for areas in need of disaster relief could change relief after natural disasters for the better. Imagine being able to create crucial items on site to help set up temporary shelters or quickly repair damaged buildings and fixtures without waiting weeks for help and supplies. This is the future of 3D printing for disaster areas and war zones.

Organizations like Field Ready have already implemented 3D printing on site in areas like Nepal and Haiti to create things like buckets, utensils, and medical supplies. These innovators saw the potential that 3D printing could have with disaster relief and embraced the challenge. According to Field Ready leaders there were many obstacles to getting supplies quickly to these disaster zones. 3D printing helped to create certain essentials much quicker than waiting on supplies to be delivered.

What could be next for 3D printing and disaster relief? What is lacking right now are waterproof clothing and shoes, temporary shelters like tents, and other supplies that may need more natural fibers. The technology for printing these items is catching up and they can use materials like nylons. Many of these relief organizations are looking for innovators to create prototypes of items they are lacking or printing using different materials than just plastic.

StudioRed can easily, efficiently, and expertly create these innovative prototypes for you. Let us help you get the most out of your idea for disaster relief or any other area with our professional and skilled engineers and machinists. Contact us to get started today.

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