Made in Togo: a 3D printer from e-waste | Global 3000 - The Globalization Program | DW | 29.12.2014
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Made in Togo: a 3D printer from e-waste

Afate Gnikou is a systems developer. He's fascinated by 3D printers and has one aim: to produce a commercially viable 3-dimensional printer from Togo, made mainly from e-waste.

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In Togo's capital Lomé piles of discarded computers, printers and scanners from industrialized countries accumulate in trash dumps. Gnikou has found a place to work on his invention in a group of hackers and like-minded computer-lovers.