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FabRx A British Company USES SLS Technology To Print Printlet Tablets.
Mar 15, 2018

FabRx, a london-based biotechnology company, is using additive manufacturing technology to develop 3D printing tablets called "Printlets".The company relies on selective laser sintering technology developed by Sintratec, a Swiss manufacturer.


Selective laser sintering (commonly known as SLS) is a 3D printing technology that relies on a laser system to sinter the powder bed - usually polymer-based materials such as nylon.FabRx reportedly invested in the second Sintratec suite SLS 3D printer, which is ideal for producing functional prototypes, thanks to its high resolution and free build capability.

FabRx has discovered the use of the Sintratec Kit 3D printer in the quest to develop 3D printing medicine.Because the printer model USES a powder base material, biotechnology companies have been able to introduce drug compounds into the powder and then print them into various shapes, sizes, colors and even textures.

FabRx's Fabrizio Fina says: "Sintratec Kit provides a new way for us to develop new drugs."After a surprising result, we recently purchased another Sintratec suite!"


The company says SLS 3D printers are ideal for tablet printing because it allows users to fine-tune and monitor Settings such as laser speed and material temperature.Maintaining a certain temperature is critical to ensuring the quality and effectiveness of drugs when using fragile drug compounds.

FabRx is using two of its Sintratec Kit 3D printers to print "Printlets", one of the company's biotechnologies related to AM.In December, the company caught our attention by turning the Magic Candy Factory Candy 3D printer into a maker of personalized medicine for children.

The 3D printer, which is often used to make candy candy, has been re-used in the 3D printing of candy candy.(as a child who even hates the most flavorful liquid medicine, I think a fudge can better cure any disease.)


FabRx USES the Magic Candy Factory 3D printer to make custom medicines for children

As a derivative of the research group at university college London, FabRx's ultimate goal is to develop more enjoyable drugs and treatments that are more attractive to specific groups such as children.

Alvaro Goyanes, FabRx's development director, said: "we want to use 3D printing to change the face of drug production and to provide better access to medicines, especially for children."