3D printing ink now comes in concrete, wood and salt

05/21/2013 | ExtremeTech

Emerging Objects, based in San Francisco, has developed a concrete ink for 3D printers, as well as a fiber-reinforced cement polymer that can create objects tougher than those made from standard concrete. The ink looks like concrete, is cheaper than plastic and can fit any nozzle that uses plastic ink. The firm foresees buildings being built using "cheaper, stronger, and more environmentally friendly than standard construction materials."

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