Growduce is a 3D printer concept that feeds off of compostable scraps to grow shapes and objects that people need and want. An eco-friendly version of more common printing devices, it dreams of a future in which people are able to create their own products out of waste.
Essentially a fermentation tank, the 3D printer concept creates a bacterial-sourced leather that can take on the form of everything from a glove to a plate and more. Developed by Centre de Recherches Interdisciplinaires master's student Aakriti Jain and designer Guillian Graves, it could also brew Kombucha. Jain comments, "We understand this perhaps requires a shift in thinking about the materials we use. [But] people actually drink this and they are alive and healthy!"
Growduce is Meant to Grow Bacterial-Sourced Leather-Like Objects
1. Compostable 3D Printing - The trend of using compostable materials in 3D printing opens up opportunities for sustainable manufacturing.
2. Biofabrication - The growing trend of using biological materials to manufacture products creates potential for new applications in various industries.
3. Personalized Production - The concept of individuals being able to create their own products through 3D printing offers disruptive innovation opportunities for the manufacturing sector.
1. Fashion and Apparel - The ability to grow bacterial-sourced leather-like materials opens up new possibilities for sustainable and cruelty-free fashion products.
2. Home Goods - The concept of 3D printing objects from compostable scraps could revolutionize the production of household items, reducing waste and environmental impact.
3. Food and Beverage - The use of bacterial-sourced materials in 3D printing, such as Kombucha, presents opportunities for creating unique and sustainable food products.