Additive Manufacturing

Revolutionizing the World of Prototyping and Manufacturing

3D printing is now moving from prototyping to mass production with the introduction of new materials that meet the functional requirements of bioprocessing and with the commercialization of robust printing hardware that can be used for serial production.

Sartorius teams are researching the latest additive manufacturing technologies and methods to print novel parts and assemblies that cannot be made by traditional methods of fabrication and can be made with materials ranging from thermoplastics to thermosets, to ceramics and metals. 

We continue to partner with printing providers for the latest innovative technology. These technologies are enabling the transition of 3D printing from prototyping to large-scale manufacturing production, with customizable levels of surface finish aided by novel methods of printing from liquid plastic resin. 

Successes have included complex flow designs such as sample ports and distribution liquid flow manifolds where the 3D printed parts provide a unique flow path not feasible by conventional injected molded plastics. We are also researching the bioprinting of cells as approaches to creating novel biological systems such as cell scaffolds and organoids.