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Volvo’s conservation project: 3D printed tiles for a Living Seawall at Sydney Harbour

Volvo’s conservation project: 3D printed tiles for a Living Seawall at Sydney Harbour

Written by David

February 28, 2019

The Swedish carmaker Volvo developed 50 tiles for the Living Seawall Oysters, seaweed, fish, algae and many more organisms have a new home at North Sydney Harbour. At one of the world’s largest Living Seawalls in Bradfield Park, an ocean conservation project brought together Swedish carmaker Volvo , Reef Design Lab , the Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS) and the North Sydney Council to create an ecosystem for some of the most vibrant marine life using 3D printing. For decades marine life had to look for other places to inhabit because more than 50% of the Sydney Harbour shoreline is armoured with seawalls , a form of coastal defence that protects against waves and tides. In tune with it’s sustainable vocation, the Swedish giant sought an opportunity that seeks to restore the balance of the ecosystem. Using 3D printing technology, experts have developed 50 tiles that have been […]

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