Can’t find a missing part? Cambodian innovators may just print it for you

Phnom Penh – After consistently struggling to locate parts for their various engineering projects, a team of talented students from the Royal University of Phnom Penh’s Computer Sciences Department came up with an enterprising solution – building their own 3D printer.

The team’s mechanic Bong Rorng proudly stands next to a selection of models produced by their homemade 3D printer – including a purple plastic Eiffel Tower replica and a miniature yellow Angkor Wat Temple – in a classroom at the university.

The 23-year-old from Kampot province told The Post, “Seeing the challenges faced by our fellow students in finding parts to create something new and complete class experiments, my teacher gave us the idea of making a 3D printer.

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