3D Capture was conceived from an eclectic group of thinkers and creatives committed to Earth-Society Systems who identified a potential to stimulate economic growth in emerging markets through 3D printing. Currently we are seeking funding for our prototype technologies to be piloted by women entrepreneurs in the Atacama region of Chile.
Atacama contains one of the most productive mining districts of the world which drives demand for secure, stable energy resources and leaves the geothermal resource open to economic development. This region also has a rich cultural heritage, allure for tourism to the unique setting, and intrinsic scientific value due to the extreme environmental conditions for microbial life. This creates conditions for intense conflict over use and management of the area. It also creates an opportunity to engender dialogue about industrial development, energy, earth resources, water conservation, and the scientific knowledge behind one of the most remote and extreme environments on earth.