3-D Printing for Ecological Sustainability in Marine Applications

(Source: https://3dprint.com/255783/3d-printing-ecological-sustainability-with-conventional-alternative-materials/)

(Source: https://3dprint.com/255783/3d-printing-ecological-sustainability-with-conventional-alternative-materials/)

October 22, 2019 | Source: 3DR Holdings, 3dprint.com, Bridget O'Neal, 8 October 2019

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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