3D-Bioplotter® Developer Series

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The 3D-Bioplotter Developer Series is designed for research groups new to the field of tissue engineering, as well as for specialized use, where limited capability may still meet requirements.  It consists of the same basic hardware and software as the Manufacturer Series with reduced functionality regarding camera and park positions, but is still capable of using a UV curing head and an optional heated platform.

Machine Properties

Filters Included

Particle and Sterile

Platform Temperature Control

Yes (Chiller not included): -10° – 80°C (14° – 176°F)

Max Heads


Head Temperature Range

Low: 0° – 70°C (32° – 158°F) or High: 30° – 250°C (86° – 482°F)

No. of Heads Included


Tool Changer Type

Modular Tool Changer

Cartridge Sizes

10 – 30 ml (.3 – 1.0 fl oz)

Other Usable Modules


Platform Height Control


Needle Calibration

Photo Sensor

Material Calibration


External Temp. Ports


Included PC

Professional PC

Build Volume (XYZ)

150 x 150 x 150 mm (5.91 x 5.91 x 5.51 in.)


0.1 – 150 mm/s (0.004 – 5.91 in/s)

Minimum Strand Diameter

0.100 mm (0.004 in.) Material Dependent

Axis Resolution (XYZ)

0.001 mm (0.00004 in.)

System Properties
  • A new user management 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.
  • Multi-part and multi-material capable through the use of an automatic tool changer and multiple print heads.
  • Database of volume support structures for complex shapes.
  • Database of inner patterns (user-editable) in the controlling software, avoiding requiring patterns in the STL files.
  • Complex inner pattern with straight lines, zig-zag shapes and wave forms as well as hexagon shapes, including shift functions for “in between the lines” printing
  • Database of materials (user-editable) with all process parameters.
  • Material life time control to avoid scaffold fabrication with degraded materials.
  • Individual temperature control of each printing head, both in the parking positions, as well as during printing
  • Temperature curves with up to 5 set points and waiting times.
  • Complete control of all printing parameters (temperature, pressure, speed, etc) through the software.
  • Automatic platform height control for petri dishes, well plates, as well as other printing surfaces.
  • Improved surface finish of fabricated parts using randomized start position in outer contours.
  • 2D Dot-Printing (Biopatterning) capability
  • Low-Temperature Print Head: 0° – 70°C (32° – 158°F) with disposable PE cartridges.
  • High-Temperature Print Head: 30° – 250°C (86° – 482°F) with reusable stainless steel cartridges.
  • UV Curing Head (365 nm).
  • Needle cleaning station, with automatic cleaning before and during the print project available.
  • Luer Lock needle tips, 0.1mm to 1.0mm inner diameter available.
  • Automatic recalibration of park position coordinates in extensively used 3D-Bioplotters (Manufacturer & Developer Series only).
  • LOG file creation after project completion with all relevant data.
  • Footprint (L x W x H): 976 x 623 x 773 mm (38.4 x 24.5 x 30.4 in.)
  • Weight: About 110 kg (243 lbs)


Materials Available

A cellulose derivative for 3D printing sacrificial supports at low temperatures

A cellulose derivative for 3D printing sacrificial supports at high temperatures

A versatile thermoplastic materials for tissue engineering applications

A versatile technical-grade silicone that 3D prints objects with medium hardness


Related Printers:

3D-Bioplotter® Starter Series

Der 3D-Bioplotter Starter Series wurde für neue Forschungsgruppen im Bereich Tissue Engineering entwickelt, die wenige Anforderungen bezüglich multiple parallele Materialverarbeitung und Automatisierung haben. Es besteht aus derselben Basis-Hardware und Software wie die anderen zwei 3D-Bioplotter Modelle, jedoch ohne modulares Design und Temperaturkontrolle der Plattform. Der 3D-Bioplotter Starter Series wird mit 2 fest montierten Hochtemperaturköpfen geliefert.

Eingebaute Filter


Temperaturkontrolle der Plattform



3D-Bioplotter® Manufacturer Series

Der 3D-Bioplotter Manufacturer Series wurde als Werkzeug für fortschrittliche Tissue Enginnering Forschung, sowie für die Nutzung in der Produktionsentwicklung konzipiert. Es ist das vielseitigste und fortschrittlichste 3D-Bioplotter Modell, mit der Fähigkeit bis zu 5 Materialien, in einem Bauprojekt, parallel zu verwenden, sowie verfügt er über UV Härtung und Temperaturkontrolle der Bauplattform.

Eingebaute Filter

Sterile and Particle

Temperaturkontrolle der Plattform

Yes (Chiller Included): -10° - 80°C (15° - 176° F)


Materials Available for the 3D-Bioplotter® Developer Series Printer

This sugar derivative can easily be processed as a melt in prolonged jobs with no measurable degradation. The material is biocompatible and cell friendly, ensuring that residue material does not negatively affect the final object’s biological properties.

LT Support RG can easily be processed as a hydrogel in short to medium long jobs. The material is biocompatible and cell friendly, ensuring that residue materials do not negatively affect the final object's biological properties.

Polycaprolactone (PCL) is one of the most versatile thermoplastic materials for Tissue Engineering Applications. With little thermal degradation, it is an excellent material for large, time-consuming parts.

This very versatile material can be used for numerous demo applications: from trying out new shapes and patterns using a cheap material; through making technical parts (e.g. gaskets); to medical device casings