Coral Carbonate

Coral Carbonate

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United States

Coral reefs are being decimated by human-induced conditions quicker than can recover and grow. However, novel application of a 3D printed coral, in the form of the material substrate Calcium Carbonate, can help combat this phenomenon. It mimics the materiality which makes up the hard structural home of Coral’s living polyp inhabitants. This unique material development has led to the invention of a working prototype in support of a wide range of ocean life ecosystems by fabricating and reseeding a 3D printed synthetic calcium carbonate scaffold. This project and application creates a link between our anthropocentric built environment and surrounding natural ecosystems.


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