3D Printing for Development in the Global South: The 3D4D Challenge

3D Printing for Development in the Global South: The 3D4D Challenge

by T. Birtchnell, William Hoyle


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137365651
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 10/14/2014
Edition description: 2014
Pages: 133
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Thomas Birtchnell is Lecturer in the Department of Geography and Sustainable Communities at the University of Wollongong, Australia. Previously he was Research Associate at the Centre for Mobilities Research (CeMoRe), Lancaster University, UK. He is the author of Indovation: Innovation and a Global Knowledge Economy in India (2013).

William Hoyle is the founding CEO of UK charity Techfortrade. Prior to this he spent seven years as chief executive of Charity Technology Trust (CTT), a UK based social enterprise. In 2013 he launched the Ethical Filament Foundation and is currently chair of trustees of Business Launchpad, a London youth enterprise charity.

Table of Contents

Introduction 3DP in the Developing World Development at the Press of a Button Disruptive Innovations The 3DP Ecosystem The Argument of 3D4D 1. The 3D4D Challenge Beginnings Spreading the Word Building Momentum and Ideas The Competition The Final and the Fallout 2. What is 3D Printing? Wealth Without Money 3D Printing Evangelism The Next Spinning Jenny The Next Print Revolution The 3D4D Goldilocks Zone Benchmarking 3DP 3. What Does 3D Printing Change? How the Other Half Makes The Division of Labour Global Production Networks Post-Fordism Prosumerism First World Problems 4. What Does 3D Printing Change About Development? Top-Down Development The Inclusivity Challenge Bottom-Up Grassroots Innovation A 3D4D Wishlist 5. The 3D4D Elements Scoping 3D4D Community Printers Open Repositories Recycled Materials 3DP Infrastructure 6. 3D4D Indicators and Forerunners The 3DP 'Go-To-Guy' Turning Grit into Gold Demystifying Design Rabodé: Making it Work From Landfill to Filament 3DP Dreams Conclusion

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