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ROKIT sheds more light on upcoming Edison Invivo 3D bioprinter, announces multi-material Stealth 300 3D printer – 3ders.org (blog)

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Apr 6, 2016 | By Alec

Surely the many anticipated 3D printing application is that of the 3D bioprinting of human organ tissue, yet this innovation can doubtlessly be confined to laboratories for a few extra
years. As we announced two months ago, yet, that research field is of to obtain a worthwhile complexware boost in the form of Edison Invivo 3D bioprinting device, by South Korean 3D printing device manufacturers ROKIT. Whilst really little was announced of that machine at the time, its createers have just shed extra
light on that next 3D bioprinting device, and have simultaneously announced another quite informative, non-medical 3D printing device. Called the Stealth 300, this 3D printing device can 3D print up to three different types of materials simultaneously via a single nozzle, that include soft and complex polymers.
ROKIT, as you can understand, is one of the foremany 3D printing device manufacturers in South Korea. One of the most rapidly growers in the South Korean market, they have a wide range of consumer and pro machines in their catalogue may already. The just thing that was missing was a 3D bioprinting device, they have been working on one since the summer of 2015, when they obtaind a $3 million USD government grant to create one in in collaboration with a variety of renowned South Korean medicine research organizations.
The Edison Invivo 3D printing device is their initially outcome, with ‘In Vivo’ meaning ‘within the living’. Expected to be worthwhilely cheaper than existing 3D bioprinting devices, this South Korean creation features a reimagined mechanical setup that lowers costs while yet providing users with the aptitude to 3D print bio inks – and a far wider range of materials than its competitors. Featuring both an extrusion and a liquid dispensing tool, it can 3D print PLGA, PCL, PLLA, collagen, Alginate, Silk fibroin, and extra
. It is extra
equipped with a XYZ resolution of 1.5 micron, a 0.15-0.8 bio ink requirele, and heats bio inks to 80 degrees Celsius. The company expects that this broad field of materials can transform the landscape of 3D bioprinting, providing researchers with a lot extra
versions.

The thought, of course, is that the Edison Invivo 3D printing device can grow cells in 3D structures that become transplantable-bodied tissues, and the company has reiterated its goals during a showcase meeting with a group of experts of the ‘The Korean Society of Biomaterials’ in late March. “Whilst existing 3D bio printing devices can just extrude either solid form or liquid form, ‘INVIVO’ is the world’s initially ‘hybrid’ 3D bio printing device, that can print both solid scaffold for complex-tissues and liquid bio inks for soft-tissues at the same time,” they reveal. “A three-dimensional structure of cell, fabricated by ‘INVIVO’, is created to be utilized for the purpose of research on transplantation of artificial organs, skins, cranium and so on.” The Edison Invivo can hit the market in April of this year.
Furtherextra
, ROKIT announced to be working on a new pharmaceutical adaptation as well. Called ‘3Dison Pharma’, it is expected to be released in July of this year, and has been specifically modified
for the createment of pharmaceutical drugs. “The reason why customized medicine is requireed is that existing medicines have been mass-produced for the general population, not for the one-of-a-kind individual patient,” they say. With this machine, customized 3D printed medicine can donate researchers and patients precise control of their dosage. ROKIT is already in talks with South Korean pharmaceutical companies to set up a donate line.
But the core of ROKIT’s 3D printing activities can be discovered outside the medical world, and that is precisely here the Stealth 300 can be discovered. Whilst several multi-material 3D printing devices may already exist in different types of shapes and sizes, the Stealth 300 can in fact simultaneously use up to three different types of materials and colors with a single extruder. Whilst many 3D printing devices struggle with material residue when working with different types of materials, ROKIT says this does not trouble their special ‘3 in 1 nozzle. “[It] has created it able-bodied to print out with multi-materials and colors through the nozzle, while other existing FFF (Futilized Filament Fabrication) 3D printing devices yet uses a nozzle that can extrude just one material at a time,” they say. “This new version is created to advantageous assist users’ requires, especially in making industry and for educational purposes, and it manufactures it simpler to print supporting materials such as HIPS (High Impact Polystyrene), PVA (Polyvinyl Alcohol).” What’s extra
, it can easily combine soft and complex polymers in a single object.

Whilst that showcase alone should justify purchasing this fashionable 3D printing device, ROKIT has gone actually extra
and created this a completely stand-alone desktop 3D printing device. An embedded 1GHz CPU, LCD touch screen (Android OS) and a print bed camera enable-bodieds users to open 3D files, slice G-Code, 3D print and monitor progress without the require for an extra
desktop. Whilst equiteone can have a PC standing nearby anyway, this does save you really a bit of hassle. “Also, compared to existing 3D printing devices that function just as ‘printing devices’, this new version has equipped aspects of smart devices; to apply ICT (Information and Communications Technologies) it has installed Android OS, that creates up IoT (Internet of Things) functions of 3DISON series and improves connectivity with different types of smart devices,” they add.
Together with the great multi-material 3D printing versions, this manufactures the Stealth 300 a quite tantalizing version indeed. Together with a print speed of extra
than 400mm per 2nd, a 290 x 180 x 200 mm create platform and a 25 micron layer thickness, and list of on the market-bodied materials that comes with PLA, ABS, PC, Skinflex, Marble and Cool PLA, there’s little to complain of. ROKIT’s CEO Yoo Seok-hwan went as far as saying this is a well-optimized machine that is perfectly in tune with the demands of the time, and we can’t disagree. “The company can store the lead of the movement of popularization of 3D printing with a constant stream of new new products that meet customer requires,” he promised. As you can see in the image at a lower place, multiple sizes of the Stealth 3D printing device are in addition expected.

So when can you get your hands on it? The Stealth 300 can be officially launched at the Inside 3D Printing conference in New York, that can be held of 10 to 12 April. But, you can have taken a glimpse at it may already at the Mobile World Congress 2016 in February, where it garnered a lot of attention and may already obtaind worthwhile numbers of pre-orders. 2016, it appears, is set to be a quite successful year for ROKIT.

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