The increased awareness of environmental aspects has led to the search for more environmentally friendly printable materials, such as cellulose-based materials, to replace oil-based synthetic polymers in 3D (bio)printing. Hence, during the past two years in the European Union’s Horizon 2020 funded NOVUM project, 3DTech has concentrated on building a novel 3D (bio)printing platform capable of printing various cellulose-based formulations for applications such as electrical insulators. The modular 3D (bio)printing platform, Brinter™, combines several 3D printing technologies into a single device enabling genuine multi-material printing of materials ranging from pastes and gels incorporating living cells to granulates of plastic-free cellulose or metal injection molding (MIM) materials. Thanks to the Brinter™ platform, rapid R&D changes and shorter lead times are becoming commonplace both in the lab-scale research as well as in the mass-production of complex-shaped industrial components.
The newest add-ons to the Brinter™ platform will be unveiled in the FormNext 2019 Exhibition on the 19th–22nd of November in Frankfurt am Main. Come and visit the NOVUM project’s stand F38 in Hall 11.0 and check out how Brinter™ transforms from a desktop unit to an in-line production version.
Brinter™ 1 in-line version
Brinter™ 1 desktop version