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3D Printed Coral

Ocean coral may be boosted by Eco-friendly 3D-printed tiles.  Scientists hope that by printing these tiles, coral will be enticed to grow in areas which have been damaged by bioerosion and climate change.  They have created 128 pieces printed in clay and hardened in a kiln.

Coral Designs

The scientists selected various designs from nature which have been shown to induce coral growth.  This work was in consort with Swire Institute of Marine Science.  They hope to continue the project on many other damaged coral reefs throughout the world.

World Changing

Just one more way 3D printing is changing our world in a good way!

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