The 3D printer’s contribution to saving environment rebuilding ceramic corals reefs.
According to Ezri Tarazi, an industrial design professor at the Technion—Israel Institute of Technology, who is collaborating with other researchers from his university, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and Bar-Ilan University on the project, “As a diver, I was seeing the early signs of this five years ago. I was thinking, how can we take a reef that’s totally collapsing—which means there are no branches of corals anymore because they collapse, and fish cannot hide—and how can we reignite life in it? Because I’m an industrial designer, the idea to print corals was the first thing coming to mind.”
According to Cameron Coesens, a member of the high school’s robotics team told Business Insider Today, “It’s pretty cool because you take about a day, you come up with this model, and you’re able to in, you know, two hours or something, have the physical model in your hand,” Cameron Coesens, a member of the high school’s robotics team, told Business Insider Today.”