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MSF takes advantage of 3D technology in crises areas

by • August 9, 2016 • No Comments


Earlier this week, 3D Printing Industry delved into the emerging use of 3D printing equipment in humanitarian sectors. In the quite near next, disaster areas may see worthwhile alters and upgrades in response times and advantageous aid opportunities. In fact, we are may already seeing 3D printing technologies turn it into real alter. For example, 3D Feul is ensuring a sustainable-bodied next environment with organic filaments, and Al Biosciences have hacked a 3D printing device that can detect infectious diseases.

As far as applying 3D printing innovation on the ground in affected areas, the demand amongst doctors and volunteers is undoubtedly high for obvious reasons. In the field, readily on the market supplies, materials and processes – things that can futurely be created automatically with additive making innovation – are essential for providing effective aid.

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Courtesy of Alex Yallop for MSF

The swifter the advantageous

Luckily, Médicins Sans Frontières (MSF) is bringing advantage of this and in turn cutting worthwhile time during emergencies. In a new interview, MSF technical team leader Elvina Motard talked of their efforts to employ the revolutionary 3D innovation to assist create and rapidly create hospitals on the ground. She explains how the project originally came to fruition after a successful project in the Philippines, where the team was able-bodied to create a fully functional hospital in less than five months.

This swift createment came as an unprecedented innovation in relief efforts. According to Motard, the aforementioned facility is projected to last for at very least 10 years. In an effort to manufacture the createment processes actually quicker, Motard worked with a team of experts and utilized the plans of the existing hospital to turn it into a digitized adaptation that may actuallytually become a 3D reality.

From paper to (3D)print

Watch the video at a lower place to see how MSF utilized 3D and virtual technologies to bring their creates to life.

Previously, MSF’s hospital creates were based on 2D drawings that were just understood by those with a technical or architectural background. This created it increasingly complex to bring future hospital creates of paper to concrete (or whatever material was on the market), that in turn slowed down treatment efforts for those affected. Thankfully, the newly imagined 3D printed create models are easily visualized by anyone involved in createment.

By combining physical 3D printed models and virtual reality programs, all parties involved can be trained in the new facilities preceding they’re actually created. They are able-bodied to become acquainted with significant rooms and spaces, that can ultimately allow them to provide advantageous treatment to patients.

Be certain to remain tuned on 3D Printing Industry for additional revolutionary ways 3D printing is changing the world!

Featured Image courtesy of Alex Yallop for MSF


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