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3D CAD Design & Printing helps Syrian War Casualties

Pentagon's customer - the "Fab Lab" Nerve Centre in L'Derry - uses 3D CAD and teaches 3D printing techniques that are now used to help Syrian War Casualties.

3D techniques from N. Ireland lend a helping hand in the Syrian conflict.

Tony Canning a county Donegal man is using 3D printing techniques he learned in Northern Ireland's 'fab lab' foundation to help make prosthetic limbs for casualties of the conflict in Syria. He moved to Jordan in February to work for a company that makes affordable prosthetics.

Refugee Open Ware uses fabrication laboratories, or 'fab labs', that can make prosthetics in 36 hours using tools such as 3D printers, laser cutters and 3D scanners.

Mr Canning said he had learned a huge amount from the 'fab lab' in Londonderry's Nerve Centre as well as its sister facility in Belfast.

"Transforming lives is a slow process and we are under no illusions that we are not a production line.”

"I responded to a three-month contract that was advertised through the 'fab lab' foundation community in Derry and Belfast, which is part of a global network," he told BBC Radio Foyle.

SolidWorks 3D CAD design products are a powerful 3D design solution for the rapid creation of parts, assemblies, and 2D drawings. A perfect solution for projects such as this.

*Full Article available HERE