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Custom 3D Printer Creates Better Microfluidic Devices

Custom 3D Printer Creates Better Microfluidic Devices

Written by David

December 13, 2018

Microfluidic systems are used to improve the analysis of biological and chemical processes by providing a more controlled fluid-handling environment. They are usually created in monolithic form through microfabrication techniques that limit designers to working in a two-dimensional space. But in a paper entitled “ Fabrication of fludiic reactors by a customized 3D printing process ,” a team of researchers explores the use of 3D printing to create microfluidic devices. The researchers first used a Formlabs Form 2 SLA 3D printer to investigate the possibility of 3D printing microfluidic devices at low cost. “3D printing allows the microreactors manufacturing with embedded 3D channels in a single part, without junctions or additional external piping interfaces, which could cause fluid losses,” the researchers state. “Potentialities and design challenges have been discussed and critical issues have been highlighted. Among these, the most limiting features resulted to be: the surface roughness, which is […]

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