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Catching Up with the Togolese E-Waste 3D Printer Makers

Written by Rakotomalala On 28 April 2014 @ 19:58 pm | 3 Comments

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In 2013, we were introduced to the E-Waste 3D Printer project [1] by Woelab engineers in Togo. My Africa Is gives the genesis of the WoeLab project and what the makers hope to achieve going forward [2]

The Woelab team has organized conferences with individuals in the medical field in Africa, to get a better understanding of the implications of a tool like a 3D printer in the local health sector and beyond. The vision of the Woelab team is to supply 3D printers to cyber or internet café’s which are widely used in Lome.


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[1] E-Waste 3D Printer project: http://globalvoicesonline.org/2013/12/18/made-in-togo-a-3d-printer-made-from-recycled-e-waste/

[2] achieve going forward: http://www.myafricais.com/woelab_3dprinting/

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