Course Identification

3D printing in biomedical research

Lecturers and Teaching Assistants

Dr. Vyacheslav Kalchenko

Course Schedule and Location

Second Semester
16/04/2023- 03/05/2023,

Field of Study, Course Type and Credit Points

Life Sciences: Laboratory; Elective; Regular; 0.50 points
Life Sciences (Brain Sciences: Systems, Computational and Cognitive Neuroscience Track): Laboratory; Elective; Regular; 0.50 points


April 16 - 20.
16.04.23 14.00 -16.00 Lecture. Introduction. FGS- seminar room
17.04.23 14.00 -16.00 Lecture/Seminar. 3D modeling (CAD). FGS seminar room 2
19.04.23 10.00 -13.00 Lab. 3D printing (Practical part in the LAB. Project design and 3D printing)
20.04.23 14:00 -16:00 Lecture. Advanced 3D printing (bioprinting) FGS- seminar room 2
Individual projects / model printing
April 23, 24,27 (from 14:00 till 16:00) in the lab
03.05.23 14.00 -16.00 Concluding part. FGS - seminar room 2





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Grade Type

Pass / Fail

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Welcome to our 3D Printing in Biomedical Sciences course! This course is designed to provide you with hands-on experience working 

with 3D objects using state-of-the-art technology. 

From design to editing and printing, you'll master the fundamentals of 3D printing and explore its endless possibilities.

One of the unique features of this course is that you will have the opportunity to create your project and 3D print something real for your lab. 

It means you can turn your ideas into reality and see your project come to life with the guidance and support. 

You will also have access to the latest 3D printing systems, allowing you to gain hands-on experience and learn from the best.


Our course combines lectures, inspiring demonstrations, and hands-on lab exercises to provide a comprehensive learning experience. 

Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned professional, you'll gain valuable knowledge and skills that will allow you to bring your ideas to life.

Course Syllabus

Introduction to 3D printing 

·Additive Manufacturing approach. 3D Printing technology definition and specific terms

·3D Printing advantages and limitations

·Short history of 3D Printing

·3D Printing technology steps. Examples

Available 3D printing technologies

·Type of 3D Printing processes: main characteristics, materials, advantages and limitations, examples

·STL, 3MF file formats

3D Printing Equipment

·Stereolithography (SLA)

·Digital Light Processing (DLP)

·Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)

·Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)

·Selective Laser Melting (SLM)

·Electronic Beam Melting (EBM)

·Laminated Object Manufacturing (LOM)

·PolyJet (Digital Anatomy)

Software for 3D modeling and 3D printing (Intro)


o   Autodesk TinkerCAD

o   MeshLab

o   Blender

o   FreeCAD

o   Autodesk Fusion 360

o   Shapr3D

o   IdeaMaker

Software for 3D modeling and 3D printing (Hands-on)





·The advantages and limitations of 3D modeling software for bioprinting

· The 3D printing process (the problem, design, material selection, and object fabrication)

·Innovative bioprinting research

Individual 3D printing project

·Preparation of own 3D printing project

·Printing 3D model

·Presentation of own project and printed model

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:


  1. Understand the advantages and limitations of each 3D printing technology
  2. Understand 3D printing process (the problem, design, material selection and object fabrication)
  3. Understand difference between variety of 3D printers and 3D Bioprinters
  4. Create and manipulate simple objects in a 3D environment
  5. Prepare files for 3D printing
  6. 3D print a simple model

Reading List