Dolomite, a specialist in microfluidics innovation, has recently unveiled its innovative Fluidic Factory at Lab-on-a-Chip & Microfluidics 2016 in Madrid, Spain, on the 15th of March. It is one of the first commercially available 3D printer for fluidically-sealed devices, it offers rapid, easy and reliable printing from as little as USD 1 per device. Using FDA-approved, robust and translucent cyclic olefin copolymer (COC), this makes it easy and affordable to 3D print devices for almost any application.
The Fluidic Factory is designed for ultimate ease of use, enabling rapid prototyping of fluidically-sealed devices such as chips, sensor cartridges, fluid manifolds, valves, connectors and medical devices. Its intelligent software and innovative hardware ensure reliable sealing of fluidic paths, allowing the creation of precise channel geometries and various features not possible using etching, embossing, moulding or machining techniques.
Users can choose a design from the selection in the Fluidic Factory’s Design Library, or create and print their own unique devices using virtually any CAD software. With this complete design flexibility, the Fluidic Factory is ideal for a wide range of applications, including organ-on-a-chip, point-of-care diagnostics, drug development, education, chemical synthesis, and analytical and biomedical assays.