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Large-scale and sustainable 3D printing with the most ubiquitous natural material

Added: 13.06.2018 16:52 | 10 views | 0 comments

Source: www.greenbiz.com
Source: www.greenbiz.com

Researchers have recently demonstrated the use of cellulose to sustainably manufacture/fabricate large 3D objects. Their approach diverges from the common association of cellulose with green plants and is inspired by the wall of the fungus-like oomycetes, which is reproduced introducing small amounts of chitin between cellulose fibers. The resulting fungal-like adhesive material(s) (FLAM) are strong, lightweight and inexpensive, and can be molded or processed using woodworking techniques.

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