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sodium alginate

Sodium Alginate Guide

Introduction Sodium alginate is a polymer present in brown algae (Phaeophyceae) cellular walls which is the main commercial source of this biomaterial. In general, alginates consist of L-guluronate (G) and

pneumatic extrusion

Air Compressor Troubleshooting Guide

Allevi bioprinters use pneumatic extrusion to push bioinks from syringes onto build surfaces. The compressed air that provides the pressure for this extrusion is therefore a key component of the

Allevi Slicer Infill Options

The Allevi Software features a built-in slicer so you can turn your STL files into g-codes for bioprinting. Below, you can find illustrations of the slicer infill patterns currently available.

Changing Pressure Support Guide

The pressure you supply to an extruder is one of the most important parameters in pneumatic extrusion bioprinting. As such, you’ll probably want to change your pressure settings a great

High Temperature Print Head

Things are starting to heat up! The High Temp Print Head pushes your Allevi bioprinter to the next level with a new max temperature of 255°C! Warning When in use,

CORE Print Head

The Allevi CORE Print Head is the most powerful bioprinting extruder in the world, offering the widest set of features which enables you to print with nearly any biomaterial. Technical

Allevi 3 bioprinter extruders

Resetting Autocalibration Height

If you are using an Allevi 1 or an Allevi 3, you may want to alter your printer’s autocalibration settings. Resetting Autocalibration Height First, connect to your printer using the

Allevi 2 Extruder Alignment Guide

Through regular use, the rack and pinion connection between your Allevi 2’s extruders can become misaligned. This can result in clicking noises, extruders jumping, and inaccurate Z-coordinates. You can follow

Allevi 2 bioprinter bioprints nasal bone nose cartilage

Polycaprolactone (PCL) Overview

Polycaprolactone (PCL) is a popular bioprinting material because it offers the advantages of a hard plastic while remaining biocompatible and biodegradable. Although it is commonly used, bioprinting PCL can be

How to Level Your Bioprinter’s Bedplate

Having a level bedplate is key for getting clean, repeatable 3D bioprints. But, over time, you may find that you need to re-calibrate your bedplate. This guide will instruct you

Creating 3D Controls

New to the world of three-dimensional (3D) biology, or testing out a new material with your Allevi bioprinter? This protocol is part of a series to help you learn how