Printing Polycaprolactone Scaffolds with a custom FDM printer

iPhone 026This project utilizes a custom FDM (fused deposition modeling) printer to create scaffolds utilizing the biocompitible plastic polycaprolactone (PCL). The primary accomplishment of the work to date are:
• modification to the printer to work with highly flexible filament
• creating PCL filament and experimenting with particulate additions to the plastic
• development of filament tools in Xylinus, a 3D printer control platform in Rhino/Grasshopper
• designing and printing scaffolds utilizing linear geometries