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A chair 3D printed with mushrooms

Studio Eric Klarenbeek is exploring ways of 3D-printing living organisms, such as mycelium, the threadlike network of fungi, in combination with local raw materials to create products with a negative carbon footprint.

Jun 27th, 2014

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3D bioprinting technique to build blood vessels

The researchers first used a 3D bioprinter to make an agarose (naturally derived sugar-based molecule) fiber template to serve as the mold for the blood vessels. They then covered the mold with a gelatin-like substance called hydrogel, forming a cast over the mold which was then reinforced via photocrosslinks.

Jun 1st, 2014

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3D printing a cuddly Teddy Bear (w/video)

Soft and cuddly aren't words used to describe the plastic or metal things typically produced by today's 3D printers. But a new type of printer can turn wool and wool blend yarns into fabric objects that people might actually enjoy touching.

Apr 28th, 2014

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