DA: Coral Reef Rescue: Diving Deep into 3D Printing Alternatives

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Environmental sustainability is a huge conversation within society right now. We are looking for methods to help save the planet and the future of society. There is so much damage to the world, we are looking for modern and technological options to help us in this time of need. 3D printing has become the latest technological option to assist. I will attempt to create my own coral reef prototype while researching different experiments into the various factors of this process.

Hopefully, with the help of this technology in 5,10,15 and 20 years’ time we will still have coral reefs!


Watkin, (2018), ‘3D Printing Supports Growth of Coral Reef Ecosystem in the Maldives’, ALL3DP, https://all3dp.com/4/3d-printing-implanting-coral-reefs-maldives/, viewed 21st March 2019

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7 thoughts on “DA: Coral Reef Rescue: Diving Deep into 3D Printing Alternatives”

  1. Firstly, I LOVE your use of UOW’s Makerspace, I think it is a great idea and opportunity to make use of the 3D printing facilities on campus and this definitely has caught my attention because it is a technology I definitely want to use. I never really considered 3D printing coral reefs so reading your reference actually blew my mind and I’m excited to see that this technology is also being researched further to save our very own Great Barrier Reef, if you want to read about this further follow this link: https://www.barrierreef.org/science-with-impact/reef-in-3d I think you have structured this project quite well and I am intrigued to see how you will present your prototype, will you present it as a video series, blog post, Instagram? Definitely excited to see your project.

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    1. Thank-you, yeah it is actually insane the fact we can print coral reefs now! Technology is just amazing. I plan on writing blog posts and posts the videos to that, however I have been thinking about creating an Instagram as I definitely love the visual aspect of this project, so I think this is something I am going to consider more. Thank you so much for the link, it actually looks like it will really help my research!

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  2. Hi Amanda
    You project sound really cool as you created your own corral reef from 3D printing. As the first comment said that ” I LOVE your use of UOW’s Makerspace, I think it is a great idea and opportunity to make use of the 3D printing facilities on campus” As not many people knows about the facility. I heard a lot of crazy ideas about 3D printing such as guns before but this is even crazier. looking forward to see your progress

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  3. 3d printing is a interesting thing that would affect our future life, I think the environment substainability is a great topic to look into it, but in your presentation, I think you could talk about there would have different outcomes by using the 3d printing, as I think this technology would have the chance damage our environment, so talking about how to make a good use of this technology is important, and just talking about the coral reef may make you see lesser about what 3d printing would bring to the environment, and the video in presentation, you could make more photos in the video and change the volume in order to make us understanding your work more. But I really love you using 3d printing to talk about future.

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    1. Thank you, I think that would help put different angles on my project. I know choosing coral reefs might seem restrictive, but I just wanted to be realistic about my time and word restraints within this assessment, but I understand where you are coming from! Yes, I am hoping for my BETA video to have my video issues sorted, I did have a powerpoint but ran into technical difficulties when uploading! Thanks again x


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