high-tech jobs and a 3d printing future emerge from mackay\'s recycling push
IT equipment waste in life and dream of starting to produce 3D printers.
Just a few weeks ago.
Center Mackay and E
Hub Sarina opens the door to help locals dispose of IT equipment such as printers and scanners in an environment-responsible manner.
While these centers help solve the problems of waste and shortage
Frank Mason, project director, said they also provided people with a workplace to learn high-tech
Prepare for stable employment.
\"We run this as a social business, using some of the people who work for the dole project, basically giving them a reason to get up,\" Mr Mason said . \".
\"They divided them into their components --
Steel, plastic, electronic components-
And sort them out to determine if it is possible to re-Use these parts.
\"Things like motors, rods, patch panels and the like, we\'re working on how to use them.
One of our ideas is to turn it into a 3D printer.
Mr. Mason said that McKay\'s email was in the first two weeks.
Hub collects more than three tons of printers, which are usually landfill and workers remove the garbage and prepare for recycling.
\"Taking it to a waste transfer station actually costs you money.
\"Mr. Mason said that in addition to the extruder and the controller, a 3D printer could be manufactured with only a few office photocopiers and some custom parts.
\"You need a 3D printer to make some parts, so the plastic will turn into filaments and then make some parts that connect the printer together,\" he said . \".
\"The 3D printer will help to make the next 3D printer.
As Mr Mason said, it was not just the workers who benefited from the new skills, but he also intended to donate the printers to local schools that could use the equipment to teach children Electronic Knowledge.
\"You used to make wood products, metal products and clothing in the past days --
\"So what about 3D printing, coding, and making your own filaments?
\"What a good exercise it is to teach people how to do it.
\"At the age of 23, Jesse Arnold of Mackay was out of work for about 12 months.
\"I did my certificate 2 in warehousing and shipping logistics, I did my forklift license, my RSA my RSG ,[but]
\"All the work dried up in the areas I was trying to get back to,\" he said . \".
At that time, Mr. Arnold stumbled upon the McKay recycling project.
\"One day we will come in and handle the plastic pieces, and there will be a few more days where we will handle the wires, motors and other things to get them all running,\" he said . \".
\"I never understood wiring and never thought it would be safe to use these things, but I\'m slowly learning how to weld.
Mr. Arnold said he hoped the experience would bring him back.
Enter the labor market.
\"Considering that I am learning skills and knowledge, I can go a step further and hope to use it elsewhere.