"Amazing 3D Bioprinter Make Artificial Bones"
If 3D printing is already impacting manufacturing today, what breakthroughs could bioprinting — or printing any mix of organic and inorganic materials — achieve tomorrow? In a recent video, a basic prototype of the Aether 1 bioprinter is shown printing two bones connected by a tendon using six materials that include synthetic bone, conductive ink, stem cells and graphene oxide.
While bioprinted organs are still a long way off — this video offers a glimpse into that future.
Aether 1 Bioprinter
Across the ages from the ancient world to the modern one, human potential has always been defined by our tools.
The right tools create new possibilities and give us limitless potential. Give an innovative mind a powerful new tool, and there is no limit to what can be accomplished.
Introducing Aether 1, the most versatile tool ever created.
Aether 1 allows you to print with 10+ different materials at a time and mix multiple fabrication methods, all within one print from one simple 3D file.
"Amazing 3D Bioprinter Make Artificial Bones"
By Andrew O'Keefe via Singularity HUB
Watch This Amazing 3D Bioprinter Make Bones From Scratch https://t.co/nZPlwwl1xZ pic.twitter.com/3HNZbGKMRO— SingularityU (@singularityu) July 14, 2016
Bioprinting is an amazing technology that will save many lives and push our evolution forward.
It’s where the world of biology and the world of electronics come together as one.
Bioprinting will create a better tomorrow.
That’s why Aether was founded not only as a business, but as a mission.
Our goal was to build the most capable and easiest to use bioprinter ever created, and instead of treating this incredible technology as “business as usual” by selling it for the highest possible price…we would actually sell it for the lowest possible price.
If a tool this powerful could reach the hands of the most innovative and creative people, amazing things would be sure to follow.
In this spirit we created Aether 1, a bioprinter vastly more capable and easy to use than anything that has come before it.
Aether 1 dramatically outperforms the top-of-the-line $250,000+ bioprinters on the market today, yet it’s priced below the most inexpensive $10,000 low-end bioprinters.
Now the most powerful bioprinter ever created and the most affordable bioprinter ever created are one and the same.
Most of these features have never been available before. Now they’re available to everyone, on the most affordable bioprinter ever created.
Aether 1 was made not just as a way to consume technology, but as a way for innovators to create technology.
There’s no limit to what you can do with Aether 1.
Watch a timelapse of this bioprinter #3Dprinting 2 bones connected by a tendon https://t.co/wXSz5wZuB2 #ECOWR pic.twitter.com/39eKREsU92— ECOWR LAB (@EcowRLab) August 14, 2016
AETHER 1 SPECIFICATIONSIncluding optional features
Fabrication System:10+ Extruders on 1 Printhead
8 Pneumatic Syringe Extruders with Retraction System
2 FFF Hot End Filament Extruders
Heated Glass Syringe Extruder
4,000Hz Droplet Jet Extruders
UV Photo Cross-linking LED
Universal Tool Mounts – Use Syringes or Tools of Virtually Any Kind
Maximum Resolution:Standard Motor Z axis – 43 nanometers (0.000043mm)
Standard Motor X/Y axis – 1 micron (0.001mm)High Resolution Motor Z axis – 0.4 nanometers (0.0000004mm)
High Resolution Motor X/Y axis – 10 nanometers (0.00001mm)Resolution of all motors may be decreased to increase printing speedLayer Height – 50 microns (0.05mm)
Display:7 inch 480p Touchscreen
Exterior:Anodized Aluminum and Glass Sealed Exterior
Printer Dimensions:24” x 17 “ x 17” (610mm x 432mm x 432mm)
Max Build Size 12.4” x 9” x 5.2” (315mm x 229mm x 132mm)
Max Build Volume 580.32” (14,732mm)
Weight 33 pounds
Built for Desktop Use
Software:Combine Multi Material and Multi Fabrication Method Prints into Single 3D File
Simplifies Printing Process
Features:Automatic Air Pressure Calibration – Highly Accurate Machine Vision System
Automatic Nozzle Cleaning and Unclogging
Automatic Stage Leveling
Built for Your Own Materials – No Expensive Proprietary Inks
Interior Multi Color LED Lighting System
Interior UV Blacklight LED Lighting System
Interior Temperature Control
Heated Printing Surface
All-Metal Chain and Sprocket Gantry System
Single or Dual Air Sterility Filtration System – Sterile Printing Environment
Mobile App – Monitor and Control Your Print from Anywhere
Attachable UV Microscope – Machine Vision Options
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