Open labware: 3-D printing your own lab equipment

Baden, Tom, Chagas, Andre Maia, Gage, Greg, Marzullo, Timothy, Prieto-Godino, Lucia L and Euler, Thomas (2015) Open labware: 3-D printing your own lab equipment. PLOS Biology, 13 (3). e1002086. ISSN 1544-9173

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Abstract

The introduction of affordable, consumer-oriented 3-D printers is a milestone in the current “maker movement,” which has been heralded as the next industrial revolution. Combined with free and open sharing of detailed design blueprints and accessible development tools, rapid prototypes of complex products can now be assembled in one’s own garage—a game-changer reminiscent of the early days of personal computing. At the same time, 3-D printing has also allowed the scientific and engineering community to build the “little things” that help a lab get up and running much faster and easier than ever before.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Life Sciences > Neuroscience
Research Centres and Groups: Sussex Neuroscience
Depositing User: Thomas Baden
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2017 09:32
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2017 11:32
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/68927

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