L’Oreal Wants To Start 3D Printing Skin, Because Your Pet Bunny Is Worth It.

Seriously, what can’t you get 3-D printed these days? From guns and graphene to skin-tight clothing  and dildos, it seems like everybody is hopping on the 3-D printing train.  And why not?  This is 2015, and historically speaking, we’re living in the future.

L’Oreal knows this and wants you to let you and your pet bunny Belinda know that all of her thousands of cousins are going to be safe from here on out because mass producing 3-D printed skin for makeup testing is just going to be a thing now.  They decided it.  And you know how these things go: once one guy starts 3-D printing skin, it’s only a matter of time before everybody else starts doing it.  That’s just the way technology works.  Case in point: iPhones.  Seriously, who ever thought that carrying around expensive, and super breakable computers was a good idea?

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Although the company has been growing their own skin since the 1980s, let’s be real, when it comes to showing skin, more is always more.  Partnering up with San Diego-based bioprinting startup Organovo, L’Oreal hopes to have a fully automated printing process up and running within the next 5 years.

Basically, 3-D printing skin happens like this: there are these nozzles that dispense “bio-ink” which is really just a collection of human cells, and you know what – I’ll just let Organovo explain it.

On behalf of bunnies everywhere, thanks L’Oreal.

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