17 April 2017 Development of low-cost open source 3D gel printer "RepRap SWIM-ER"
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Gels are soft and wet materials having low friction, good biocompatibility, and material permeability. It is expected that gel materials will be used as new kinds of industrial materials in the engineering and medical applications. But it cannot build a complicated shape. Soft & Wet Matter Engineering Laboratory developed a 3D gel Printer "SWIM-ER", has enabled modeling of complex shapes of the gel. However, this is expensive. Therefore not all of the gel researchers and the companies have such a device. To solve this problem, we manufacture a low-cost open-source 3D gel printer "RepRap SWIM-ER" from the RepRap. We made the components required to manufacture the “RepRap SWIM-ER” from the 3D printer and chose a light source. In addition, we produced the P-DN gel for RepRap SWIM-ER and conducted the molding test to confirm whether RepRap SWIM-ER can used it.
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Kei Sato, Kei Sato, Samiul Basher, Samiul Basher, Takafumi Ota, Takafumi Ota, Taishi Tase, Taishi Tase, Kyuichiro Takamatsu, Kyuichiro Takamatsu, Azusa Saito, Azusa Saito, Ajit Khosla, Ajit Khosla, Masaru Kawakami, Masaru Kawakami, Hidemitsu Furuawa, Hidemitsu Furuawa, } "Development of low-cost open source 3D gel printer "RepRap SWIM-ER"", Proc. SPIE 10167, Nanosensors, Biosensors, Info-Tech Sensors and 3D Systems 2017, 101670B (17 April 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2257628; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2257628

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