Bioplotter – Starter Series

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3D Bioprinting. The Future is Now.

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EnvisionTEC’s 3D-Bioplotter System is a suitable 3D Bioprinter for processing a great variety of biomaterials within the process of Computer Aided Tissue Engineering from 3D CAD models and patient CT data to the physical 3D scaffold with a designed and defined outer form and an open inner structure.  Tissue Engineering and Controlled Drug Release require 3D scaffolds with well-defined external and internal structures. The 3D-Bioplotter has the capacity of fabricating scaffolds using the widest range of materials of any singular Rapid Prototyping machine, from soft hydrogels over polymer melts up to hard ceramics and metals. The 3D-Bioplotter is specially designed for work in sterile environments in a laminar flow box, a requirement of Biofabrication. As an example, the Bioplotter is designed for use when using alginate cell suspensions for scaffold construction. In contrast to other Rapid Prototyping techniques, the 3D-Bioplotter uses a very simple and straightforward technology, invented and developed at the Freiburg Materials Research Centre in Germany.

Description

FeatureBenefit
User-friendly interface.Allows users to both share projects, materials and patterns, as well as have their own separate set of files for improved overview and security.
Input of outer shapes through STL files.Leverages industry-wide standard file formate for ease of use.
Automatic tool changer and multiple print heads.Capabile of multi-part and multi-materials.
Generation of volume support structures for complex shapes.Improved productivity and ease of use.
Database of inner patterns (user-editable) in the controlling software.Avoids the requirement to include patterns in STL files.
Complex inner pattern with straight lines, zig-zag shapes and wave forms as well as hexagon shapes, including shift functions.Enables “in between the lines” printing.
Database of materials (user-editable) with all process parameters.Provides maximum flexibility for users.
Material life time control.Avoids scaffold fabrication with degraded materials.
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 Starter Series
Axis Resolution (XYZ)0.001 mm (0.00004”)
Speed0.1 - 150 mm/s (0.004” - 5.91”/s)
Pressure0.1 - 9.0 bar (1.45 - 130 psi)
Build Volume (XYZ)150 x 150 x 140 mm (5.91” x 5.91” x 5.51”)
Needle Position ControlPhoto Sensor
Needle Sensor Resolution0.03 mm (0.0012”)
Minimum Strand Diameter0.100 mm (0.004”) - Material Dependent
Number of Materials per ScaffoldMaximum 2 Materials
Print Heads Included2x Fixed High Temperature Heads (includes adapter for smaller cartriges)
Filters IncludedParticle Filter
Platform Height ControlManual
Material CalibrationManual Material Calibration
Additional FeaturesAutomated Nozzle Cleaning Process
Built-in PC

Specifications subject to change without notice.

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 Manufacturer SeriesDeveloper SeriesStarter Series
Axis Resolution (XYZ)0.001 mm (0.00004”)0.001 mm (0.00004”)0.001 mm (0.00004”)
Speed0.1 - 150 mm/s (0.004” - 5.91”/s)0.1 - 150 mm/s (0.004” - 5.91”/s)0.1 - 150 mm/s (0.004” - 5.91”/s)
Pressure0.1 - 9.0 bar (1.45 - 130 psi)0.1 - 9.0 bar (1.45 - 130 psi)0.1 - 9.0 bar (1.45 - 130 psi)
Build Volume (XYZ)150 x 150 x 140 mm (5.91” x 5.91” x 5.51”)150 x 150 x 140 mm (5.91” x 5.91” x 5.51”)150 x 150 x 140 mm (5.91” x 5.91” x 5.51”)
Needle Position ControlZ-Sensor + High Resolution CameraPhoto SensorPhoto Sensor
Camera Resolution (XY)0.009 mm (0.00035”) per Pixel--
Needle Sensor Resolution0.001 mm (0.00004”)0.03 mm (0.0012”)0.03 mm (0.0012”)
Minimum Strand Diameter0.100 mm (0.004”) - Material Dependent0.100 mm (0.004”) - Material Dependent0.100 mm (0.004”) - Material Dependent
Number of Materials per ScaffoldMaximum 5 Materials Using 5 Print HeadsMaximum 3 Materials using 3 Print HeadsMaximum 2 Materials
Print Heads Included1x Low and 1x High Temperature Head1x Low and 1x High Temperature Head2x Fixed High Temperature Heads (includes adapter for smaller cartriges)
Filters IncludedParticle and Sterile FiltersParticle and Sterile FiltersParticle Filter
Platform Temperature ControlHeating and Cooling Capable (-10°C to 80°C)Heating and Cooling Capable (Chiller not included)No
Platform Height ControlAutomatic Z-height Controlling SystemAutomatic Z-height Controlling SystemManual
Material CalibrationSemi-Automatic Material CalibrationManual Material CalibrationManual Material Calibration
Additional FeaturesAutomated Nozzle Cleaning Process
4 External Temperature Sensor Ports
Layer by Layer Photographic Log
Automated Nozzle Cleaning ProcesAutomated Nozzle Cleaning Process
Built-in PC

Specifications subject to change without notice.