ExplorerONE

Unlock advanced biofabrication in a single powerful
platform built to adapt to your research

ExplorerONE supports
your research

No matter where your ideas take you

Versatile Printhead
Selection

Leverage a diverse array of printheads and printing modes to combine materials and celltypes as needed on a single system.

Open to All
Biomaterials

The ExplorerOne supports the use of a wide range of (bio-)materials, including your own formulations to broaden the horizons of your experiments.

Realize Your
Vision

Use our drag-and-drop software to translate ideas in tangible bioprint without the need for extensive expertise. Go beyond the beaten path by openly extending the bioprinter with your own custom developments.

Engineer multimaterial constructs with
our range of printheads

Print Hydrogels and Pastes:

Single/Dual Pneumatic Extrusion

Deposit up to two soft materials in parallel with individual
pneumatic pressure control of 100 kPa and 500 kPa.
UV crosslinking with 365 nm and 405 nm available.
Temperature control ranges from 4° C to 60° C.

Single/Dual Piston-Driven Extrusion

Deposit up to two soft materials using a plunger-driven system
with varying speeds.
UV crosslinking with 365 nm and 405 nm available.
Temperature control ranges from 4° C to 60° C.

Electromagnetic Droplet Printhead

Pneumatically jet viscous materials with up to 500 kPa to
create droplets ranging from nanoliters to several
hundred microliters in volume.
Temperature control up to 60° C.

Print Thermoplastics & Composites:

High-Temperature Pneumatic extrusion

Pneumatically deposit thermoplastics and composites
with up to 500 kPa and temperature control up to 250° C.


Melt Electrospin Writing

Pneumatically deposit molten polymers to create
thin fiber meshes.
Temperature control up to 250° C.

Pellet Extrusion

Print thermoplastics in pellet form with temperatures
control up to 300 °C and varying nozzle diameters.

Filament Extrusion

Print thermoplastics in filament form with temperature
control up to 250° C and varying nozzle diameters.

Leverage a wide range of
printing modes to accurately
mimic diverse tissue structures

Planar Printing

Deposit materials on flat cell culture surfaces like petri dishes, well plates, and glass slips.
Temperature regulation ranges from 4°C to 60°C.

Coaxial printing

Utilize two independent pneumatic or piston-driven extruders to print perfusable channels, gradients, or conduct migration studies.

Non-Planar printing

Add custom surfaces to collect (bio-)materials, accommodating curvatures with a maximum slope height difference of up to 20 mm.

FRESH printing

Submerged printing into support baths, compatible with most commercially available options.

Rotary printing

Print onto a rotating mandrel, fabricating hollow tubes or stent-like structures at a 0.1° resolution. Various diameters available.

Automated calibration

Automatically calibrate the height of the printing surface and the printheads to assure an even and repeatable printjob.

Develop Custom Innovations with the
ExplorerONE’s Open Hardware Expansion Kit

Tailor your bioprinter to your specific research needs with our
hardware expansion kit to future-proof your lab

Communication port to ExplorerONE base

Mounting point: to fit printhead dock &
printhead changer

Aluminium mounting plate: arrayed M3-threaded fixture points
for custom hardware mounting
(20 mm grid - STEP file available)

Electronics ports:
4 x digital I/O
2 x PWM output (12V) with sensor feedback
1 x PWM output (24V)
2 x analog inputs
Stepper Motor Driver

Power supply:
3.3V, 5V, 12V 800mA, 24V 5A

Adapt the ExplorerONE
to your needs

Our ‘blank’ development kit enables the creation of custom printheads, printing surfaces, and communication with external equipment. Mount sensors or actuators to threaded fixture points, utilizing onboard electronics for power.

With gcode-managed 2-way communication, control your custom printhead and seamlessly incorporate it into (bio-)printing processes.
Converge your custom developments with established bioprinting technologies to future-proof your research lab and expand your bioprinter as needed.

Translate ideas in tangible
bioprints
without the need
for extensive expertise

Experience unparalleled simplicity with our drag-and-drop software, enabling the generation of print paths (gcode) without the necessity for a 3D model upfront.

This platform grants users low-level control over the printed structures without the need for extensive expertise.
Efficiently modify parameters to accommodate different scenarios, facilitating the iteration process in your bioprinting experiments.

Slice your 3D models to mimic the natural shape of tissues more closely for advanced research applications.

ExplorerONE Technical Specifications

Outer Dimensions (LxWxH) [mm]750x450x800
Weight [kg]40
Printing Area (XYZ) [mm]140, 140, 140
Resolution [mm]0.5
Accuracy [mm]0.1
Pressure Range [kPa]8-bit resolution control options:
0 – 100 kPa
0 – 500 kPa
Pressurized air input [kPa]600 - 1000
No. of printhead slots4
Calibration OptionsManual or Automatic
User InterfacePC with Internet Connectivity
Desktop CompatibilityWindows, macOS, Linux
ConnectivityWi-Fi
Power Input100 – 240 V, 50 – 60 Hz, 600 W, 5 A
Fuse250VAC 10A
StructureMilled Stainless Steel, Painted

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