"Dental laboratories have adopted 3D printing to increase production efficiency and precision in the manufacture of medical devices. The introduction of 3D printing to a digital workflow decreases lead time by speeding up the flow of patient diagnostic information between the dentist and the dental lab."
Edible Growth is an ongoing project by Eindhoven-based food designer Chloé Rutzerveld that blends food, gardening, and 3d printing. The concept involves a specially printed outer casing made from dough that contains “edible soil” and various seeds. Once printed, it takes a few days for the seeds and mushrooms to germinate after which they start to poke out of the small holes on top.
A Handheld 3-D Printer Lets Surgeons Draw New Cells