Multi-material bio-printing facilities

Juhani Virtanen, Sampo Tuukkanen

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    Dispenser printing provides a method to produce 2D and 3D patterns from
    basically any liquid phase material. Dispensing considered here is a form of
    extrusion of material through a narrow diameter needle. An advantage of
    dispensing technique over conventional printing techniques is the
    avoidance of complicated ink formulation, which generally requires
    hazardous organic solvents that may be harmful to biological objects.
    Dispensing also allows materials with rather different properties such as
    different viscosity to be printed in the same process. Combining the
    dispensing printing of liquid phase materials and 3D printing of solid
    materials, complex structures with new functional properties can be
    fabricated, which is very challenging if not impossible using conventional
    manufacturing techniques.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - 3 Oct 2017
    Publication typeNot Eligible
    EventNanoscience Days 2017 - Jyväskylä, Finland
    Duration: 3 Oct 20174 Oct 2017


    ConferenceNanoscience Days 2017
    Internet address


    • printing, nanocellulose


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