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Announcing the All New Lulzbot 3d Bio printer – The Lulzbot Bio FRESH Certified 3d bio printer

 The LulzBot Bio is a FRESH certified bioprinter ready for use with bioinks, unmodified collagen, and other soft materials for pharmaceutical/cosmetic testing, tissue engineering, and regenerative medicine.

The LulzBot Bio combines versatility with exceptional print quality in a compact and easy-to-use bioprinter. Certified for FRESH printing, the Bio includes everything you need to get started printing bioinks, unmodified collagen, and other soft materials. With an Open Source design and less than an hour of out-of-the-box setup time, the Bio’s capabilities can grow as fast as your innovation.

Bioprinting is revolutionizing pharmaceutical development, cosmetic testing, tissue engineering, and regenerative medicine. 3D bioprinted tissues can be used to mimic in vivo conditions, enabling organizations to better predict efficacy and toxicology of potential drugs early on in the drug discovery process.

FRESH is an acronym for Freeform Reversable Embedding of Suspended Hyrdogels. This is the 3D printing process of suspending soft materials in a gel substance to create an object. The gel acts as support system for the soft materials when printing. After, the printed material is cured and the support bath is heated, changing it from a gelatinous state to a liquid, so that the print can be removed.   

The support system that method utilizes is called LifeSupport.  LifeSupport is a thermoreversable support bath used in the FRESH printing process.  The Life Support System suspends the print to keep it from collapsing on itself and allows for precision printing of Bio Materials.  Once heated up with the heated bed, the LifeSupport releases the print from the hydrogel and is ready.

 

The LulzBot Bio is FRESH certified and comes with nearly everything needed to start bioprinting including preconfigured material profiles, petri dishes, LifeSupporttm gel, alginate, and tools.

What have they printed with a LulzBot Bio?

  • Functional tissues with contractility (includes heart tissues)
  • Collagen heart valve that can support pulsatile flow
    • Have not tested in animals yet but have simulated blood flow
  • Beating ventricle made of human heart cells
  • Multi-scale vasculature (from 5mm down to 100 μm)
    • Was able to support cells living around that vessel network
  • Artery trees

Materials:

  • Sodium Alginate – Rapid prototyping material derived from brown seaweed.
    • Translucent therefore requires dye to be seen when suspended in water/alcohol.
    • LifeSupport must be mixed with calcium chloride 0.1% solution to enable crosslinking.
  • Collagen – Highly important protein in the body.
    • The LulzBot Bio is ready to print unmodified collagen. This is very important as we are closer to mimicking human physiology.
    • Pure collagen can be printed down to 20 μm.
    • Can be crosslinked with a PH change via addition of acetic acid (main component of vinegar apart from water).
  • Cells –
    • Usually these are stem cells.
    • Can only be printed down to 100 μm needle. Smaller needles will impact cell viability.
    • Cells need to touch each other to maintain cell viability.
    • After printing they must be placed in cell culture incubator at 37°c
  • More to come: Fibrin, hyaluronic acid, thermosets

Check out the Lulzbot Bio here to get more information on this groundbreaking technology!

 

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IT-Works 3d Refurbished Printers and Toolheads available

We have 2 1.04 Mini’s in stock with LCD Screen installed ready to go right now for $995.98.  We also have a 1.03 Mini without the screen upgrade for $800.00.

All refurbished printers have been gone through, tested and had any parts the were necessary replaced with new if they needed.  They have been thoroughly cleaned and are ready to go!  If you are gearing up for the upcoming school season these would be a great addition to any classroom or library.  They come with an IT-Works 3d 90 Day parts replacement warranty.

https://itworks3d.com/product-category/3dprinters/lulzbot_mini_3d_printers/

We also have a IT-Works Refurbished TAZ 6 ready for immediate sale!!  It comes with all items necessary to get printing right away.  Included an IT-Works 3d 90 day parts warranty.

We have a refurbished 1.75 PRO, a 1.75mm Volcano PRO, and a 2.86mm Volcano PRO toolhead available now as well.  Check out our E3D Toolhead category for more info.

PRO Toolhead

 

Don’t forget TAZ Workhorse printer.  This is one of the best new additions to the Lulzbot lineup yet!!!

If you ever have any questions about any items you are looking at, please don’t hesitate to contact us.  [email protected]

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Lulzbot TAZ Workhorse Release

The New Lulzbot TAZ Workhorse Released!

https://itworks3d.com/product/lulzbot-taz-workhorse-edition-printer-pre-order/

Get your TAZ Workhorse here at IT-Works 3d!

Lulzbot TAZ Workhorse Edition Printer PRE-ORDER!!!

The LulzBot TAZ Workhorse Edition is the industry’s most reliable and easiest-to-use desktop 3D printer. The next generation of the award-winning LulzBot TAZ line includes a strengthened design, improved motion system, premium hot end, swappable hotends for whatever kind of printing needs you have, and new automatic calibration features.

We also have IT-Works 3d Titan Aero Toolheads that are ready for the Workhorse printer to fit your 2.85mm or 1.75mm needs.  Whether you need a regular Titan Aero, or a Volcano, we have them available in a standard configuration or we have them all the way up to a PRO”X” complete with upgrades.  https://itworks3d.com/product-category/toolheads/e3d-titan-aero/

  • 14% larger build volume.
  • Supports 10+ materials.
  • Strengthened design.
  • Improved print quality and printed part accuracy.

    Key Technical Specifications

    • Tool Head: HE Tool Head | Hardened Steel | 0.5 mm
    • Layer Resolution: 0.05 mm – 0.4 mm (0.002 in – 0.02 in)
    • Max Hot End Temperature: 290°C
    • Print Surface: Modular Borosilicate Glass/PEI
    • Max Print Surface Temperature: 120°C
    • Leveling: Automatic Z-Axis Compensation
    • Calibration: Automatic X/Y/Z Offset Calibration
    • Certifications: UL (Pending), FCC, CE, WEEE, OSHWA
    LulzBot TAZ Pro Print VolumePrint Volume Dimensions
    280 mm x 280 mm x 285 mm
    (11.02″ x 11.02″ x 11.22″)
    Print Volume
    22,344 cm³ (1,362.56 in³)

    IF you have any questions always feel free to email us at [email protected]

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IT-Works 3d Refurbished TAZ 6 For Sale

IT-Works 3d has another refurbished TAZ 6 available for immediate sale!!

https://itworks3d.com/product-category/toolheads/e3d-titan-aero/

This TAZ 6 has been cleaned, tested, has any necessary parts replaced and fully tested for functionality.  

Ready to go out the door with a 90 day parts warranty and free shipping.

Visit the link now to get it while it lasts!!  https://itworks3d.com/product/lulzbot-taz-6-it-works-3d-refurbished/

Don’t forget to pair it with an IT-Works 3d Titan Aero toolhead.  We have many different versions available to fit your needs.

https://itworks3d.com/product-category/toolheads/e3d-titan-aero/

https://itworks3d.com/product-category/toolheads/e3d-titan-aero/
PRO Toolhead
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IT-Works 3d Refurbished Printers and Toolheads available

We have 2 1.04 Mini’s in stock with LCD Screen installed ready to go right now for $995.98.  We also have a 1.03 Mini without the screen upgrade for $800.00.

All  refurbished printers have been gone through, tested and had any parts the were necessary replaced with new if they needed.  They have been thoroughly cleaned and are ready to go!  If you are gearing up for the upcoming school season these would be a great addition to any classroom or library.  They come with an IT-Works 3d 90 Day parts replacement warranty.

https://itworks3d.com/product-category/3dprinters/lulzbot_mini_3d_printers/

 

We have a refurbished 1.75 and a 3mm PRO toolhead available now as well.  

IT-Works 3d also has a USED Lulzbot Dual Extruder v3 with new copper nozzles installed ready to ship!!

PRO Toolhead

 

Don’t forget to put your pre-order in for your TAZ Workhorse printer.  This will be one of the best new additions to the Lulzbot lineup yet!!!

If you ever have any questions about any items you are looking at, please don’t hesitate to contact us.  [email protected]

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IT-Works 3d Titan Aero PRO “X” Toolheads

Tomorrow we will be releasing the Titan Aero PRO “X” Toolheads for Lulzbot 3d Printers.

These will include a Nozzle X, a Polycarbonate Duct and a precision heater. The Volcano version will retain the 40w heater.

Will be available for the TAZ, The Mini, Mini 2/Workhorse/PRO.

We also have the ability to upfit these kits with the PT100 thermistor kits, copper block and nozzles, and a high temp heater cartridge if you needed to print with higher temps.  If you add these items with your toolhead and leave us a note, we can install the extra items and send the original ones along with it.

Order will start shipping 6/19/2019

If you have any questions let us know at [email protected]

https://itworks3d.com/product/it-works-3d-titan-aero-pro-x-for-lulzbot-3d-printers-25