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3D printing with chocolate

Saturday 23 March: 10:00am - 1:00pm

Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, 27 Charles Babbage Road, CB3 0FS

Concrete is one of the most common materials used in the building industry but contributes to 5% of the world’s CO2 emissions. 3D printing is a new technique that can produce structures with less material and less waste, which can cut greenhouse gas emissions from the concrete industry. This activity builds a 3D printer and uses it to print model buildings. Chocolate is used as a model building material because it has a workable form and sets into a solid shape, much like concrete does.

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Age: All ages, Hands-on, Drop in, Free