27 August 2015

UK charity turns inkjet printer e-waste into 3D printers for developing countries

International Business Times 25 August 2015: UK charity Techfortrade is trying to make 3D printing affordable for developing countries by creating software that is able to take e-waste components and use them to build 3D printers. In fact, the charity says the technology is available for free online, and anyone around the world can use the same technique.

E-waste refers to discarded electronic devices destined to be recycled, reused or sent to landfill, such as old PCs, smartphones, tablets, inkjet printers, photocopiers and fax machines. Wrap UK estimates that 25% of the electronic waste equipment sent to household waste recycling centres could be re-used, and that it is worth...read on.