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Our team has been up to some amazing work! In this brief note, I’d like to highlight two recent activities.

First, Dara Dotz presented recently at TEDx in Kansas City highlighting our work.

Second, Andrew Lamb and Mark Mellors have been in Nepal. Not only did they manufacture important items in the field (e.g. repairing water systems and health items), they also trained others to do the same. The training provided was the first open course on 3D printing ever run in Nepal.

Third, we are very grateful to the members of the Humanitarian Makers community who have been helping us solve some design challenges for the Grande International Hospital in Kathmandu. The hospital has not been able to find a satisfactory solution to the problem of damaged wheels on hospital beds, putting some of their beds out of action. The Humanitarian Makers community have come up with several innovative solutions to this which we’d never have considered – see them all at and join the conversation!

Article by Eric James, Field Ready Director

Mark training others how to print in Nepal
The completed water connector in use
Mark demonstrates the usefulness of a 3D-printer in the field while making a new water pipe connector

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