WP 1. Development of equipment and processes

General overview: We see a need for further development of printing equipment and printing processes since the available equipment cannot print biocompatible composites with sufficiently high (sub-µm) resolution. Furthermore, there is a need for incorporating electronics into the printed parts, to achieve smart materials and implants. 

Work package leader: Prof. Stefan Johansson, Uppsala University

Vision: to replace most of the present microelectronics-based microsystems technology used in life science applications with sub-micrometre 3D printing methods.

Mission: to identify and develop functional life science demonstrators that benefit from high detail resolution 3D-printing.

Impact on the Competence Centre: High detail resolution 3D-printing of new materials, structures and systems is by itself a disruptive technology and complements most of the work in the other WPs.


Project 1:  This work is done in collaboration with our industrial partner Cytiva. The main objective is to print biocompatible composites with sub-µm resolution.

PhD student: Farnaz Rezaei 


Project 2: This work is done in collaboration with our industrial partner Kanthal and Sandvik Palm Coast. We are aiming to develop 3D printing of biochemical sensors.

PhD student: Nuzhet Inci Kilic


Project 3: The goal of the collaboration project between WP 1 and  WP3 together with our industrial partner Graphmatech is to integrate sensors and actuators, creating smart/intelligent materials, for general life science applications.


Project 4: WP1 includes procurement of printing equipment as well as development of equipment and processes and this activity involves our industrial partner AFRY.

Last modified: 2022-10-21