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Joint braces, prosthetic legs for dogs, or stents to help us breathe.

Additive manufacturing is used for making products in small numbers or for specific purposes.

Now, a charitable organization has joined forces with an architect’s office in Madagascar to build something truly spectacular using this technique: a new building that will offer 30 children space to learn.

The first ever 3D-printed school. Spread across a single story and measuring 150m², the building can be expanded as required.

The exterior wall will be made by extruding locally-produced, high density cement layer by layer, a process that takes 22 days. Roof, windows and doors are added separately.

With solar panels and rainwater collection, the school will be a model of sustainability.

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