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GROWLAY Filament for Planters, breeding ground

3D model description

GROWLAY - Filament / what is it ?

print 3D objects and let biological cultures grow on it
grass; moss
fungus ; mildew
pharma-cultures, mother cells

GROWLAY works like a breeding ground. Add seeds or spores to them and they will grow.

GROWLAY properties:

GROWLAY is microcapillary. Its cavities absorb and store water, dissolved liquid nutrients or fertilizer. Promoted because of the capillary action throughout the printed object.
Mold grows through the open-cell capillaries and forms a mycelium.
Seeds of grasses can get caught and grow in Growlay.
Spores find room to germinate in small cavities. (see SEM-Pics)
Roots cling to the structures of the object filling.
Even lichens grow on Growlay. These usually grow preferentially on stones of walls or trees.
GROWLAY can be sterilized (for food use and research) with gases or wet (but not thermally)
For color differentiation, objects printed with Growlay can be subsequently colored with food colors.
is an absorptive carrier for agents

GROWLAY is available in the functionally different versions white and brown
Version white is an experimental filament & fully compostable
The brown version contains not only pores but also built-in "food" in the form of cell material which is needed for growth

GROWLAY - two versions:

1) GROWLAY-white, pure & porous, experimental filament for experienced users

compostable polymer
with open capillaries
white filament
print range from: 85° - 135°C

2) GROWLAY-brown, porous + woodparticles, for any user

not compostable
with open capillaries
polymer contains organic nutrients  (+wood particles)
higher  tensile strenght
more rigid as version white-
increased temperature stability
the filament can be printed just as easily as Laywood,
brown filament
print at: 235°-250°C

article about it on 3Ders

  • 3D model format: STL





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