Portable Press in Nepal

One of our portable presses went to Kathmandu, Nepal with our friend Michael Stubna. Michael works with organizations around the world to set up small factories to produce point-of-use water filters where they are needed most. These water filters solve the huge problem of getting potable water in places with very little infrastructure. Following a process developed by Potters for Peace, Michael brings aluminum molds, one of our Mini-Presses, and training to remote areas. Local potters do the rest and create their own self-sustaining businesses. It is a much better model for international development than building centralized plants that require more infrastructure than many areas can currently support.

However, a big challenge for the organization is getting the press through customs and into places where it is most needed. Creative Machines developed a highly portable press that could be disassembled and checked as airplane luggage. Even though our press can produce 20 tons of force, it can be disassembled and checked as baggage on an international flight. This lets Michael Stubna and organizations like Potters for Peace get a filter factory started anywhere in the world in a matter of weeks instead of months. #gallery-5 { margin: auto; } #gallery-5 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-5 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-5 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */

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