Researchers Are Making Some Amazing Advances Thanks to Fish, Real and 3D Printed
- Clare Scott for 3DPrint December 2nd, 2015
- Source: http://3dprint.com/108384/3d-printed-fish-studies/
Biomimicry is nothing new. For years, scientists, engineers and designers have been studying nature and creating machinery, buildings, and other products based on the structures of plants and animals. For example, Velcro was invented by an engineer named George de Mestral, who based its design on the burrs he found stubbornly entangled in his dog’s fur. More recently, Branch Technology, a design firm based in Chattanooga, has been getting attention for their 3D printed structures based on their philosophy “Build Like Nature,” which takes its inspiration from natural cellular forms to create strong and lightweight walls.