Tuesday, January 6, 2015

3D Printing

Electrophoresis Chamber

Dremelfuge

Vessel Holders



3D Printing

3D printing is becoming more accessible to the average person. Maker spaces usually have one or two that would allow you to use. 3D printing is another good way to make lab equipment, here are a few items I have printed:
                   
In the top picture you will see a electrophoresis chamber made from a soap dish and 3D printed gel chamber and comb. I could have printed the whole chamber but I used a soap dish that I already had to save on plastic.

In the next picture I printed the dremelfuge which I have talked about in an earlier post. I printed both with chuck and with-out. So far I only used it with a drill. I still do not feel safe using it with a Dremel without enclosing it in some sort of housing to protect myself.

The last picture shows vessel holders for beakers, flasks and jars that I will attach to a shaker machine. I will talk about this in a later post.

You can find these items at :

http://www.thingiverse.com/

There are many other sites you can get 3D objects from.

2 comments:

Brian said...

Looks Great!
what electrode are you using for the electrophoresis tank?

Lawrence said...

Hi Brian,

Thanks, I use aluminum foil or tape. I change it after every run. I am thinking of using stainless steel for the electrodes. This should be better.