Organic Printed

Additive manufacturing takes a page from nature

Implications - Additive manufacturing has changed the way people perceive the creation of objects, and more importantly, the capabilities of technology. The next step in improving this technology is implementing lessons learned from nature by way of more responsive materials, or human structure-mimicking designs. This speaks to the perceived pique of technology in balancing bells and whistles with the design of nature.
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Webbed Building Materials - 'Growing Systems' Uses 3D Printing to Build Unique Structures
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This Year and Warm 1,495 Clicks Pub: Aug 16, 16
Webbed Building Materials
'Growing Systems' Uses 3D Printing to Build Unique Structures
Typically, people think of buildings as being built, not grown, but ‘Growing Systems’ is a generative design concept that could revolutionize how structures are erected. The concept,... [More]
3D-Printed Algae Pots - This Eco Pot is Made from Kelp and a Biodegradable Polymer
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This Year and Warm 853 Clicks Pub: Aug 13, 16
3D-Printed Algae Pots
This Eco Pot is Made from Kelp and a Biodegradable Polymer
Martina Green is the designer behind this eco pot, which is part of a larger exploration of the use of algae and 3D printing for more sustainable packaging solutions. Green’s focus on... [More]
3D-Printed Biological Bones - AMBER Researchers Have Developed a New System for Bioengineering Bones
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This Year and Warm 730 Clicks Pub: Sep 7, 16
3D-Printed Biological Bones
AMBER Researchers Have Developed a New System for Bioengineering Bones
Researchers from the Advanced Materials and Bioengineering Research Center, or AMBER, at Dublin’s Trinity College have invented a new technique that combines 3D printing technology with... [More]
Organically Embellished Sneakers - Reebok's Liquid Speed Models Feature Printed '3D Drawings'
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This Year and Average 159 Clicks Pub: Oct 21, 16
Organically Embellished Sneakers
Reebok's Liquid Speed Models Feature Printed '3D Drawings'
Reebok is now experimenting with embellishing its sneakers with ‘3D Drawings’ created by additive manufacturing. This initiative will take place in a dedicated ‘Liquid Factory’... [More]
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