Living manufacture: Principles for a microbial 3D printer

Arnardottir, T.H., Dade-Robertson, M., Zhang, Meng and Loh, Joshua (2022) Living manufacture: Principles for a microbial 3D printer. In: Structures and Architecture: A Viable Urban Perspective? : Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Structures and Architecture (ICSA 2022). Structures and Architecture . CRC Press, London, pp. 59-66. ISBN 9781003023555

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This paper will introduce the Living Manufacturing Project to develop a novel digital manufacturing approach by integrating biological growth and digital fabrication to make 3D functionally graded materials and objects. The paper will introduce this concept and initial experiments which connect the design of bacteria at the genetic level with the development of a future digital infrastructure. We see this work as the basis of a new fabrication technique with potential applications in a wide range of areas, including biomedical applications, complex composites for high-performance manufacturing and novel consumer products and the potential to scale-up to create novel materials and structures for architecture.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: ICSA 2022: 5th International Conference on Structures and Architecture; Aalborg, Denmark; 6-8 Jul 2022
Subjects: J700 Industrial Biotechnology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Applied Sciences
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Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2022 12:10
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2023 03:30

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