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LUMEN X™

Construct microscopic features with speed, fidelity and precision.

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LUMEN X™

Construct microscopic features with speed, fidelity and precision.

The First DLP Bioprinter

High resolution, throughput and fidelity

Enhancing applications in microfluidics, cell-laden hydrogels, macroporous structures and more.

The printing principle

The Lumen X divides 3D models into stacks of horizontal layers in the form of black and white image files. Using an industrial-grade visible-light projector, each image is projected onto a droplet of liquid PhotoInk™ on a polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) vat. The illuminated regions react and solidify, then the build platform moves the cured layer up and out of the way, so that more liquid PhotoInk can be cured with the next image.

Details like never before

With feature resolution of 50 µm and compatibility with versatile materials, the Lumen X enables high resolution and consistent printing.

Work smarter, not harder

The Lumen X enables high speed light-based bioprinting, crosslinking layers in as little as 10 seconds.

Work smarter, not harder

The Lumen X enables high speed light based bioprinting, cross linking layers as quickly as 10 seconds.

Strengthen your work in a number of application areas.

More efficient microfluidics and organ-on-a-chip workflows.

Strengthen your work in a number of application areas

More efficient microfluidics and organ-on-a-chip workflows

Direct-printed microfluidic hydrogels from the Lumen X can supplement or replace PDMS in applications that require embedded cells, fluid absorption and bulk solute exchange, with channels as small as 150 µm. No need to worry about laborious and time-consuming prototyping with PDMS, or struggling to mimic water retention, cell adhesion or fluid exchange within your device. With speed, resolution and biocompatible PhotoInks, the Lumen X provides the ultimate companion for the rapid production of microfluidic channels and organ-on-a-chip devices.

Unlock Complexity

3D printed scaffolds hold the promise of being able to create patient-specific treatments. The Lumen X can build scaffolds like trabecular bone polyhedral lattices to perfectly customize porosity and mechanical properties in all dimensions.

Workflow

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Design

Design your model in your prefered CAD software able to export to an .stl file. CELLINK also offers an array of .stl files on the Bioverse community.

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Transfer

Export your .stl file to a USB memory stick and insert it in the USB slot at the front of the Lumen X.

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Prepare

Select the .stl file you want to print and go through the tabs step-by-step in the software. The printer will construct automatically into layers. The last step will specify the amount of Photoink needed for the design.

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Print

Press Start Print and enjoy. After the first layer prints, the Lumen X will estimate the remaining printing time.

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Post Printing

Remove the construct from the print platform and clean it in a water bath. Keep the construct in PBS, water or media depending on you needs.

Photoinks tailored for your applications

Volumetric PhotoInk hydrogels have been optimized for speed, accuracy and resolution when 3D bioprinting everything from macroporous scaffolds to microfluidic devices with the DLP (digital light processing) Lumen X.

Photoinks tailored for your applications

Volumetric PhotoInk hydrogels have been optimized for speed, accuracy and resolution when 3D bioprinting everything from macroporous scaffolds to microfluidic devices with the DLP (digital light processing) Lumen X.

Size  24 x 43 x 41 cm (9.5 x 17 x 16.5 in) 
Weight  9 kg (20 lbs)
Projected image  1280 x 800 pixels
Pixel resolution (XY)  50 μm 
Z-precision (motor-driven)  μm 
Max Build volume  65 x 40 x 50 mm 
Projected light wavelength  405 nm 
Intensity range  10 – 30 mW/cm2 
Distortion  <1% 
Electrical Power Input  100–265 VAC, 50–60 Hz, 100 W
Compatible file type  .stl (stereolithography file)

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