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Affordable 3D printed wheelchairs

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According to Brooke Thomas and David Calver, hosts of The Conversation, Affordable wheelchairs are changing lives in countries around the world.
According to some comments,
1 Wallace Wallaby,

“I’m a volunteer at an organization that 3d prints prosthetics for children recycled from plastic bottle tops. It’s pretty cool”.

2
Aaron Thompson,

“Love the effort and development that this guy is trying to build but I am skeptical that this is going to last. It seems that he 3d prints only some parts and a 3d printer produces a product with terrible strength and takes a ton of time and power to produce. Bolting simple parts together would be cheaper and repairable in the field”.

3
Steel Fox,

“I love me some 3D printing and I love his idea, but it is a terrible way to mass produce a product. If he was customizing each chair it would make sense. For something standardized molding would be better”.

4

bigraviolees,

“HE SHOULD team up with the guy who was mass producing lawn chairs to give to 3rd world poor folks who needed wheelchairs. He made an actual nice wheelchair in big numbers from lawn chairs and gets them out to people changing their lives”.

5

shutdafup,

“Take the zillions of tons of plastic bottles thrown away every year and mold them out of that the old fashioned way”.

6

Ed Roydlick,

“Should’ve 3D printed some wheelchair ramps as well”.

7

Tim Rox,

“Maybe they can even 3d print the tools too”.

 

https://www.participant.life/

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3D Printing News Alert(Create recycled plastics 3D printer)

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According to Create,” a community development nonprofit that invests in the arts, innovation, and creativity to improve the quality of life in Stevens Point. The organization runs an innovation center that supports creative arts, business, and community projects with work, meeting, and makerspaces, and other shared resources.

Create recently added a second 3D printer to the hockey arena center. With a few planned tweaks, this printer will be the only publicly available large-scale 3D printer in North America capable of printing directly from recycled plastics”.

https://stevenspoint.com/179/Willett-Ice-Arena

https://www.createportagecounty.org/