The main goal of the Core Facility of 3D printing is to facilitate employees, doctoral students and students access to 3D printing technology that enables the design and production of three-dimensional objects. This technology is not limited to the production of commercially unavailable devices or teaching aids, but also allows you to print models of the patient’s organs created using the pre-procedure MRI / PET scan.
The idea behind the creation of the unit is not only to enable the emergence of technical solutions that are innovative or difficult to obtain commercially due to high cost or long waiting times. The unit also offers substantive and advisory assistance, incl. at the stage of creating a model in 3D modeling software. The facility also provides knowledge on the selection of the appropriate material for printing (prioritizing selected aspects: mechanical strength, chemical properties, biocompatibility or aesthetics). The studio was established as part of the Research University program.
The facility is equipped with the following elements:
- computer base with specialized CAD (computer-aided design) software enabling digital design of new research solutions,
- a 3D printer that allows you to quickly, precisely and reproducibly produce designed objects,
- substantive and organizational support.
The unit provides the following services:
production of sorbents with personalized shapes from thermoplastic materials
production of laboratory equipment
assistance in the design of three-dimensional models
substantive assistance in the operation of 3D printing devices
Both scientific cooperation and commercial use is possible, in accordance with Rules of CORE FACILITY labs and access is determined separately for each project in accordance with its specificity.