Print Green: 3D Print Real Grass in Fun Shapes

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3D printers are getting so advanced, it seems like it’s possible to print virtually anything, from food to medical miracles like ‘manufactured’ living organs. You can even 3D print grass – sort of. Students at the University of Maribor in Slovenia have created ‘Tiskaj ZELENO,’ a 3D printer that squirts out a blend of mud and grass seeds in all kinds of different shapes.

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The printer was configured to lay out layer after layer of the mixture in various configurations to produce lettering, three-dimensional flower pots and even portraits. While the results just look like mud at first, they spring to life with exposure to water and sunlight.

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3D printing offers all kinds of exciting possibilities, putting manufacturing into the hands of consumers – even to the extent of cars and architecture! Imagine one like this creating entire cob houses in much the same way as it prints those bowls.