In 2013, students Maja Petek, Tina Zidanšek, Urška Skaza, Danica Rženičnik and Simon Tržan, at the University of Maribor in Slovenia designed a “green” 3D printer, recognized as “PrintGREEN”, whose output has the facility to grow grass. The students conceived by they developed the device with the support of their mentor Dušan Zidar. The creative invention prints an earthy mixture in a multiplicity of shapes and sizes, letting you to express your gardening creativeness with exceptional designs.
Therefore, “PrintGREEN”, which is a creatively-modified CNC machine, dispenses a combination of soil, seeds, and water, somewhat than plastic or metal. Thus, the mud holds its form firmly and, over the time, grass is able to grow from the organic, printed materials. However, there’re number of uses for this kind of machine, one of which is the application of single-surface compositions containing lettering, artwork, and decorative patterns. In addition, “PrintGREEN” is capable of printing along the z-axis to produce bowls and other sculptural forms. These stuffs don't encompass seeds in their structures in its place; they incorporate a top-layer of grass to grow like a potted planter.