Material Overview
The 3D-Bioplotter® System is a suitable Rapid Prototyping Tool for processing a great variety
of biomaterials within the process of Computer Aided Tissue Engineering from scaffolds 3D
CAD model to the physical 3D scaffold with a designed and defined outer shape 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.
Fabrication Method and Hardening Process
Post-process sintering: Hydroxyapatite, TCP, Titanium
Precipitation: Chitosan, Collagen
2-component system: Alginate, Fibrin, PU, Silicone
Phase transition liquid - solid: Agar, Gelatine, PCL, PLGA, PLLA
UV Curing: Acrylates, Silicones
The EnvisionTEC 3D-Bioplotter® 3D printing technique may be described as the deposition of multiple materials in three dimensions using pressure. Materials range from a viscous paste to a liquid,
and are inserted using syringes moving in three dimensions. Air pressure is applied to the syringe,
which then deposits a strand of material for the length of movement and time the pressure is applied. Parallel strands are plotted in one layer. For the following layer, the direction of the strands
is turned over the center of the object, creating a fine mesh with good mechanical properties and
mathematically well-defined porosity.
EnvisionTEC GmbH
Brüsseler Straße 51 • D-45968
Gladbeck • Germany
Phone +49 2043 9875-0
Fax +49 2043 9875-99
15162 S. Commerce Dr.
Dearborn, MI 48120 • USA
Phone +1-313-436-4300
Fax +1-313-436-4303
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