New 3D Printing Technology with Wood Ink - Alternative to Forrest Based Products
Revolutionizing the Manufacture of Green Products
A breakthrough 3D printing technology just unveiled in Sweden could revolutionize the manufacture of green products including furniture, packaging and clothing. Engineers at Chalmers University of Technology have invented a 3D printing process that uses a wood based ink. The process could serve as a sustainable and renewable alternative to forest based products.
3D Printed Substance that Mimics Wood
The wood based ink is composed of a nanocellulose gel combined with hemicellulose, which binds the fibers in the gel and strengthens it. The gel is used with a 3D printer that has a digitized form of the genetic code of wood. The result is a substance that mimics the cellular architecture of wood. It has the promise of saving trees, creating green furniture, packaging, paper products and enabling a more sustainable environment. For a free Kindle borrow of my book "List of Top New Environmental Innovations" go to amazon.com/author/ekane ASIN: B07MNJL5J1
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