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Thursday, November 1, 2012

UW students' 3-D printer to turn trash into better lives in Third World

A boat was just an example of what engineering students at the University of Washington could build with the aid of waste plastic and a 3D printer. Brandon Bowman, left, and Bethany Weeks, were part of a team that won an international competition with their idea of transforming shredded plastic bottles into infrastructure in the developing world.