Gallery: IDEO and Lim Lab Want to Use 3-D Printers to Create Consumer G...


3-D printers have been popping up a lot lately, printing food, furniture, and glass — you can even buy your very own home-use printer from a market in Brooklyn! While nature has been generating 3-D shapes since the dawn of time, a team of researchers is now manipulating the process to grow consumer goods! The IDEO design company and the Lim Lab at the University of California have been conceptualizing the possibility of creating consumer objects from bacteria, including the threatening E.coli.

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