Myanmar is one of the poorest countries in the world and a large proportion of its 6 million inhabitants are self-sufficient farmers. With 60% of these farming areas producing rice.
However, obtaining farming equipment is difficult in this poor country with technological advancements being few and far between.
Counteracting this, Proximity Designs had the idea of using 3D printing for prototyping engineering designs.
Co-founder of the organization, Debbie Aung Din, explains using 3D printing cuts down the prototyping process from weeks and months to a matter of days. Through consultation with local farmers, Proximity Designs have been able to rapidly design parts for equipment such as sprinkler systems or water pumps. Allowing remote areas to have access to improved farming equipment.
We think this puts the whole prototyping idea and technology to great use and would love to hear more awesome stories like that in the future.