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3D Printing for Development in the Global South: The 3D4D Challenge

  • Thomas Birtchnell
  • William Hoyle

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Thomas Birtchnell, William Hoyle
    Pages 1-12
  3. Thomas Birtchnell, William Hoyle
    Pages 13-35
  4. Thomas Birtchnell, William Hoyle
    Pages 36-48
  5. Thomas Birtchnell, William Hoyle
    Pages 49-66
  6. Thomas Birtchnell, William Hoyle
    Pages 67-80
  7. Thomas Birtchnell, William Hoyle
    Pages 81-95
  8. Thomas Birtchnell, William Hoyle
    Pages 96-112
  9. Thomas Birtchnell, William Hoyle
    Pages 113-115
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 116-133

About this book

Introduction

Birtchnell and Hoyle explore how printers, designs, materials and infrastructures all need to be 'just right' in order for meaningful social change to happen with appropriate scale. The 3D4D Challenge suggests 3D printing could reach scale in the Global South, even perhaps having the same impact as the mobile phone or microfinance in development.

Keywords

Sustainability grassroots additive manufacturing transfers makers Reprap 3D printing development Global South poverty new technology benchmarking community coping dream dreams innovation networks production revolution social change work

Authors and affiliations

  • Thomas Birtchnell
    • 1
  • William Hoyle
    • 2
  1. 1.University of WollongongAustralia
  2. 2.techfortradeUK

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