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Seaweed ink for 3D printing.

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As mentioned by ACS News Service Weekly PressPac,¨3D printers require high heat for workability, scientists have developed a colorful new ink for 2D and 3D art made of mica pigments in alginate, a sugar from seaweed that forms a stable gel without heat. The researchers prepared an 8% alginate solution in water and added one of eight different colors of mica pigments.¨

ArtSea Ink: A colorful, seaweed-based ink for 3D printing.

ArtSea Ink: a colorful, seaweed-based ink for 3D printing.

ArtSea Ink: A colorful, seaweed-based ink for 3D printing.