3-D Printing for Ecological Sustainability in Marine Applications

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October 22, 2019 | Originally published by Date Line: October 22 on

In the recently published “Recycled Sustainable 3D Printing Materials for Marine Environments,” the authors—involved in the Bio-Shelters Project—venture into the realm of sustainability and recycling in 3-D printing, but they also heavily explore the ever-growing science of materials during a three-phase project made up of not only designers and architects but also experts in materials and marine ecology.

For this project, the team used a base of both conventional and alternative materials, to include:

Clay
Sugar
Cellulose fiber
Recycled paper
Wood and polystyrene waste
Concrete 
Gypsum

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