FELIX BIOprinter - FELIXprinters

BIOprinter functionality

The FELIX BIOprinter raises the bar in terms of flexibility and adaptability, and is ideally suited for an array of research, scientific, and medical applications. The unique features of the system allow the BIOprinter to print with two different material types within the same print, improve material dosage and material flow, and print a wide range of viscosities and bio-inks.

Syringe and bed plate heating / cooling

Print a wide range of viscosities

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Print heads for dual material printing

Design

FELIXprinters has nearly 10-years experience developing robust, cost-effective, accurate, and ground-breaking 3D printing solutions. All this experience has been used to develop the modular and easy to use BIOprinter.

Expertise cumulated to develop the optimum userfriendly design

UV Light Effectively and gently cure printed parts

Open System
No restriction to type of labware or equipment

Upgradable Design, did you know that all FELIXprinters are upgradable?

We have designed our machines to be future-proof.  You can upgrade quickly and easily when new advancements and technologies are launched. Guarantee a lifetime of use from your FELIX BIOprinter, and eliminate the need to invest in an entirely new printer to stay up to date to newest developments.

The UV curing module allows you to print with UV curable viscous materials. The high-powered UV light module enables quick curing of a layer to harden it to the desired consistency.

Open System, the FELIX BIOprinter consists of a flexible & adaptable ecosystem to ensure it can meet the needs of a wide range of research applications without generating unnecessary costs. The FELIX BIOprinter has been designed to use any standard 5 ml syringe, meaning it is not restricted to expensive branded products that drive up operating costs. Similarly, standardised petri-dishes and culture plates are easily accommodated ensuring no limitations on type of instruments and materials to be used.  

Software

To facilitate ease of use, the BIOprinter uses industry standard and market-leading slicing software. This allows users the ability to take advantage of the versatility of the BIOprinter, and to have total freedom to explore the possibilities of specific applications.

Uses standard slicing software – Simplify 3D, the best slicing software available on the market right now. For a fully in-control, fully customizable user experience.

Effectively and gently cure printed parts Wireless connectivity – synchronize files across devices

Ease of use

We recommend and have preconfigured Simplify3D, the best slicing software available on the market. Several presets are programmed to get you started quickly.  Simply adapt your project designs to suit your needs.

Touchscreen with user friendly interface and embedded print server, allows remote print file monitoring, multi-user environment and print-file management.

All information at your fingertips, duration of print, Estimated time of completion, calibration, tutorials

Unique nozzle probing system, enables automated bed leveling and calibration of the nozzles. This gives a perfect first layer, saving you valuable research time.

Camera module let’s you monitor your prints remotely from your smartphone or PC.

Ultimate research freedom

The novel dual head dispensing unit allows you to use almost any viscous material accurately. You have ultimate design freedom with the flexible dispensing unit.

Dispensing

Dispensing on the FELIX BIOprinter is performed with a linear motor. This allows accurate dosing and retraction capabilities. These are two crucial criteria for reliable and precise end results.

Material Types


The BIOprinter dispenses a wide range of viscous materials up to a viscosity of 64 000 Centipoise. You have the ability to extrude materials and bio-inks that range in consistency from liquids to pastes.

Open Source System


The printer is designed to use standardized 5ml Luer lock syringes. Benefits of this are:

  • This volume is large enough to facilitate research needs
  • Accurate
  • Low cost
  • Easy to obtain
  • Sterile

Development and accreditation

Highly engineered system developed in collaboration with Technical University of Denmark to deliver high quality output for a wide range of biological applications. The FELIX BIO printer is developed in association with TRAINING4CRM and the European Commission

Participating Researchers

 

This project has been funded by the European Union Horizon 2020 Programme (H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016) under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network and Grant Agreement No. 722779

10 reasons to select

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Fully sterilizable
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Designed to use standard 5 ml syringes / petri dishes / culture plates
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Powerful FELIX touchscreen interface, adaptable to multi-machine farm operations
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Syringe cooling / heating
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Print bed cooling / heating
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Dual syringe system, with fast and easy change-over
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Easy Syringe positioning
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Automatic bed levelling
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Virtually Silent operation
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Fully upgradeable

Technical Specifications

Layer Resolution: to 50 microns

Build Plate: Aluminium sandwich plate with steel flexplate.

Print head: Dual syringe operation

Syringe Specs: 5 ml syringe(s)

Build Speed/s: Recommended build speed is 20 mm/s. Speed depends on material viscosity.

Typical print accuracy: ± 0.05 mm for sizes below 20 mm

Syringe Min/Max print temperatures: 0-50 ˚C

Syringe heat up time / cooling times: 10 seconds

XYZ resolution: XY, 1.6 microns, Z: 0.15 micron

Dimensions & Weight: 430 x 390 x 550 mm, 11.5kg

Build Volume: XYZ = 130 x 210 x 130 mm

Extrusion width: greater than 0.1mm, depending on nozzle size

Software: Simplify3D (Included in BIOprinter purchase) , Repetier-Host for FELIXprinters, freely downloadable (Open source)

Supported OS: Windows 7 and upwards, Mac OS X, Linux (repetier-host)

Supported file types:  STL, Obj, 3MF

Printer communication (standard): USB serial, Standalone via micro SD card (included)

Printer communication (Touchscreen): USB stick, WIFI, Wired Ethernet

Operating ambient temperatures:  15 to 32 °C / 60 – 90 °F

Storage temperatures: 0 to 32 °C

Input: 100 – 240V, 4A, 50-60Hz, 221 W max.

Output: 24 V DC, 9.2 A

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