The BioAssemblyBot® technology platform can automatically switch between different tools or print heads as required for different biofabrication tasks. At the end of the BioAssemblyBot® 400’s 6-axis robot arm, there is a universal adapter system that enables flexibility in the types of tools available for use in a wide variety of fabrication tasks. With that in-mind, one of the latest in tool innovations is the ability to accommodate the use of larger volume syringes or cartridges.
The BioAssemblyBot® 400’s arm has the strength to pick up the payload required for these larger volumes, while also having the flexibility to enable the proper orientation required for the extrusion of materials from larger receptables. This innovation was born out of the need to fabricate large sized constructs without the requirement to change print heads or manually swap/load materials. Additionally, this type of tooling can also assist in fabrication strategies that require throughput while utilizing the same material. These BioAssemblyTools™ are designed for ambient based extrusion of materials that are syringe loadable. Current tool offerings include the ability to accommodate 100ml and 500ml syringe barrels and can be used with off-the-shelf consumables.
You can learn more about the 3D Syringe | 100ml here and the 3D Syringe | 500ml here.