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Australian Entrepreneur Using 3D Printing to Help the Environment by Ridding Oceans of Plastic Waste

Australian Entrepreneur Using 3D Printing to Help the Environment by Ridding Oceans of Plastic Waste

Written by David

December 4, 2018

34-year-old Perth native Darren Lomman began his first venture when he was just 19, while studying mechanical engineering at the University of Western Australia ( UWA ). He launched a not-for-profit called Dreamfit, which develops equipment to help enhance the mobility of people with disabilities. Lomman, who won the 2007 WA Young Australian of the Year for his work with Dreamfit, was the organization’s CEO for 15 years, and stayed on as Chief of Design and Innovation when it was acquired three years ago by Ability Centre, which provides services and support for disabled people in WA. But, he was soon ready to start a new adventure, preferably involving 3D printing. Lomman said, “Dreamfit had grown so big that it didn’t need me anymore, so I decided to unclip my entrepreneurial wings. “I had a blank canvas and could paint my own picture.” Then, in December 2016, Lomman saw […]

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