3D-printing egg shells and bioplastics

Teammembers: Arne Ryckewaert, Keanu T'Kindt, Eline Voskuilen, Jenthe Mommerency

Coaches: Louise (UGent) + UGent (Francesca)

The challenge

Clay 3D printers open up new opportunities, as for example the experimentation with new bio-based materials. Nevertheless, many challenges remain open, for example:

  • Can we print these materials with the Stone Flower 3DP at IDC?

  • How should the material be made, conserved, discarded?

  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of this material? Design applications? Design and printing guidelines?

  • How can we engage different stakeholders and actors in this mission? How can we make this a self-sustainable system?

  • ...

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The results

a. Overview

  • Instructions on website 

  • Instruction video

  • Connected with local bakery to get eggshells

  • Schedule to book mycelium tools in the lab

  • Experimenting and prototyping with samples and ways to process, describing the characteristics of the material

  • Documenting the process (weekly highlights)

  • Stakeholder mapping (miro board)

  • Small LCA

  • Sample for sample board in IDC

b. Instruction video

3D-printing egg shells and bioplastics

Challenge: Clay 3D printers open up new opportunities, as for example the experimentation with new bio-based materials. Nevertheless, many challenges remain open, for example:

  • Can we print these materials with the Stone Flower 3DP at IDC?

  • How should the material be made, conserved, discarded?

  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of this material? Design applications? Design and printing guidelines?

  • How can we engage different stakeholders and actors in this mission? How can we make this a self-sustainable system?

  • ...