Exhibit: 3D Printing of Soft and Edible Materials

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3D printers commonly use PLA, ABS and other thermoplastics, but it has been challenging to 3D print soft materials such as gels. We have modified MakerBot and Printrbot 3D printers with custom syringe extruders to print soft materials. To make this happen, with 3D print these materials inside of a gel, kinda of like 3D printing inside hair gel. The end result is the ability to print all kinds of soft materials from silicone gels and food to living tissue, which is the main pursuit of our research lab at CMU.

Categories: 3D Printing, Engineering
Exhibit Location: unassigned