Printing with XPLORE

Get started printing with our educational and training bioink CELLINK XPLORE. Read on to see how XPLORE enhances the demonstration and visualization of printing complex structures.

CELLINK products used

  • CELLINK XPLORE
  • CELLINK START
  • BIO X

Visualize complexity

CELLINK XPLORE has great printability and can be used for educational purposes to visualize complex structures. These types of fast models can be used to model organs and their inner complexity.

 

 

In this video we demonstrate how well CELLINK XPLORE prints overhangs and tubes with a bit of support from CELLINK START. This model of an aortic arch was printed with our 10 mL pneumatic printheads with 22G nozzles. The G-code for this print can be found on Bioverse.

Excellent printability

CELLINK XPLORE facilitates printing of continuous filaments with different diameter size depending on the nozzle used (Figure 1). The variance between the filament diameter and extrusion nozzle’s inner diameter can be easily minimized by lowering the printing pressure and increasing printing speed.

Perfect shear thinning bioink

CELLINK XPLORE is shear thinning at an extremely wide range of shear rates (Figure 2). Though the bioink’s viscosity decreases slightly at physiological temperature, the shear thinning is maintained, enabling smooth printing at many different temperatures.

Print to learn

CELLINK XPLORE is great for educational purposes, as well as for evaluating the printability of your latest 3D model. Due to its great printability, it can be used to print large structures and models, and it can be crosslinked with our crosslinking agent. CELLINK XPLORE comes in three colors to help users of all levels visualize the complex structure of a model printed with several printheads.

 

In the video, we use CELLINK XPLORE to print a model of a kidney slice with its vascular tree. The G-code for printing this kidney model can be found on Bioverse.