Are seashells the future of eco-friendly 3D printing? One TU Delft student thinks so

Are seashells the future of eco-friendly 3D printing? One TU Delft student thinks so

After devouring a big plate of seafood, you might be left with a dish of discarded shells. Not unreasonably, it would be sent straight to the garbage without much of a second thought. For one Dutch student, however, this same plate of empty shells was the source of inspiration for an innovative 3D printing project. As a maritime country, the Netherlands has a big seafood industry and produces millions of mussels every year. These are consumed, but their shells are thrown away. Joost Vette, a student of Industrial Design Engineering at TU Delft, saw this as an opportunity — […]

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