General Bioink Parameters

The slicing parameters should be entered into Repetier-Host when slicing your STL. Print parameters can be set in the software.

These parameters are general guidelines for each ink, but with some experiments, you can optimize them for your application!

SLICING PARAMETERS PRINT PARAMETERS
Bioink Layer Height (mm) Speed (mm/s) Pressure (PSI) Temperature (°C) Needle Crosslinking
Alginate (2%) 0.15 6 7.5 RT 1.0" straight 30G Chemical (CaCl2)
Alginate (5%) 0.15 6 15 RT 1.0" straight 30G Chemical (CaCl2)
Lifeink200 0.2 6 40 4 1.0" straight 30G Thermal
Lifeink200 (with cells) 0.2 6 15 4 1.0" straight 30G Thermal
Gelatin 0.3 6-10 10-20 RT Tapered metal 27G N/A
Gelatin Methacrylate 0.3 6-10 10-20 RT Tapered metal 27G Photo (LAP, 410nm)
Graphene* 0.2 10-15 30-40 RT Tapered metal 27G N/A
Hyperelastic Bone* 0.2 10-15 30-40 RT Tapered metal 27G N/A
PCL 0.1 1-2 100 100 Tapered metal 30G N/A
PEGDA 0.3 4 3-5 25 Tapered metal 30G Photo (LAP, 410nm)
PLGA 0.2 1 100 100 Tapered metal 30G N/A
Pluronic 0.2 6-15 80 RT 0.25" straight 30G N/A
 

*Protocol included in purchase