Print with “Organic Ink” with the Green 3D Printer!

August 13, 2015

By Mihai Andrei via ZME Science

We’ve written extensively about 3D printing and the doors it opens in terms of applications – from teeth to supercars – but this is something else: PrintGREEN is turning 3D printers into on-demand gardeners after designing a “green” 3D printer.

The project comes from the University of Maribor in Slovenia, and the “ink” is essentially a mixture of soil, seeds, and water which can be designed to print in any shape or letter. After drying, the soil solidifies, and grass starts to sprout from all the organic material.

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