Move over Michelangelo – 3D Printing with Marble

By on October 25th, 2013 in Hardware

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For millennia marble has been one of the most impressive materials for building and sculpture. However, marble quarrying wastes material and creates plumes of calcium carbonate dust.  Unfortunately, this dust represents a major environmental and public health risk.
In an effort to eliminate the negative effects of marble dust, engineers created MarbleEcoDesign.  This company has found a way to bind collected marble dust with a photo-reactive polymer creating a 3D printable marble material.

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!