The 3D printers save the environment by rebuilding corals reef

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Israeli researchers have been using 3D printing technology to help rebuild coral reefs. Coral reefs are important ecosystems that provide habitats for marine life and protect coastlines from erosion. Yet, coral reefs worldwide are under threat due to various factors, including climate change, pollution, and overfishing.

Researchers at Tel Aviv University’s Porter School of the Environment and Earth Sciences have been using 3D printing to create artificial coral reefs that can be used to help restore damaged reefs. These artificial reefs are made from a biodegradable material that mimics the structure of natural coral and can be customized to fit the specific needs of different coral species.

The researchers have been testing their 3D-printed reefs in the Red Sea and found they can help promote the growth of new coral colonies. This could have significant implications for the future of coral reef restoration efforts, as it provides a new tool for researchers and

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 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.”

The 3D printers contribution to save the environment, with rebuilding ceramic corals reefs

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6 thoughts on “The 3D printers save the environment by rebuilding corals reef

    forresting365 said:
    September 4, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    This is insanely rockin’!!! Thanks for sharing and Cheers! :)

    babl responded:
    September 4, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    Thank you so much. I really appreciate:)

    forresting365 said:
    September 5, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    My pleasure!!! :)

    babl responded:
    September 5, 2019 at 6:03 pm

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    The Trainer RN Hood River said:
    September 7, 2019 at 10:54 am

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