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3D Printing Team Wins $100K And MakerBot Replicator For Invention

Team members Bethany Weeks, Brandon Bowman, Matt Rogge, and MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis at the 3D4D Challenge awards ceremony

Remember that 3D-printed boat made out of milk cartons? As it happens, that was a stepping stone to a $100,000 first place finish in the 3D4D Challenge for that same team.

The University of Washington’s WOOF (Washington Open Object Fabricator) turned their sites toward a big global problem: a lack of hygienic toilets. Their custom 3D printer works with recycled plastics, such as polyethylene milk cartons to create items for people in need. In this case, the team designed a “low-cost, lightweight, and energy efficient toilets”.

The $100,000 grand prize from TechForTrade will help the group form a non-profit company to further their projects. MakerBot was a proud sponsor of the program, and the team will be awarded a MakerBot Replicator for their work.

Congratulations to the WOOF team and all of the great entries!

via 3D4D Challenge

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    October 30, 2012 at 5:39 am
     

    Congrates to the whole team. Good job done by MakerBot. Loved to see that non-profit companies are getting benefit from this innovative search.

     
 

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