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3D printing the “umbilical cord” for disaster relief

Umbilical cord clamp used 1993. Picture taken ...

3D printing might not be in the mainstream limelight quite yet, but it’s clear that it has a definite future. To date, we’ve seen people design complex objects such as a music record and an exoskeleton, and simple things like a cup, a gear, or practice abstract art. Even in poor countries, provided with important tools, people can build some rather simple, but important objects.

Over at Makezine, Ashley Dara talks about introducing 3D printers to Haiti. Corrupt government aside, some people there are creating rather impressive things, such as the umbilical cord clamp as mentioned in this post’s title. We can easily take something like that for granted over here, but there? Supplies like those are not so prevalent.


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