Bioink Parameters

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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!

BioinkLayer Height (mm)Speed (mm/s)Pressure (PSI)Temperature (°C)NeedleCrosslinking
Alginate (2%)0.1567.5RT1.0″ straight 30GChemical (CaCl2)
Alginate (5%)0.15615RT1.0″ straight 30GChemical (CaCl2)
Carbohydrate Glass0.2860110Tapered metal 27GN/A
Gelatin0.36-1010-20RTTapered metal 27GN/A
Gelatin Methacrylate0.36-1010-20RTTapered metal 27GPhoto (LAP, 410nm)
Graphene0.210-1530-40RTTapered metal 27GN/A
Hyperelastic Bone0.210-1530-40RTTapered metal 27GN/A
Lifeink2000.264041.0″ straight 30GThermal
Lifeink200 (with cells)0.261541.0″ straight 30GThermal
Matrigel0.156540.25″ straight 30GThermal
PCL0.11-2100100Tapered metal 30GN/A
PEGDA0.343-525Tapered metal 30GPhoto (LAP, 410nm)
PLGA0.21100100Tapered metal 30GN/A
Pluronic0.26-1580RT0.25″ straight 30GN/A

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