The demand for materials and production processes widely biocompatible grows and is a stable trend in the way of industrial production. Design for Craft works on the technology transfer related to the world of digital manufacturing and beyond. One of our latest experiences is the production of objects (prototypes and models) derived from cultured mycelia, in other words the growth apparatus of mushrooms. Their cultivation, under controlled conditions, can lead to the growth of reticular biological structures.
The result is a material with interesting performances, also for industrial uses and totally biological in the production and disposal phase. We launched a series of tests to evaluate the applicability and the results of this process using 3D printing as a way to make molds for the tests.