Course Identification

3D printing in the biomedical research

Lecturers and Teaching Assistants

Dr. Vyacheslav Kalchenko

Course Schedule and Location

Second Semester
Seminars: 05/05/2024 - 08/05/2024, Flexible Lab May 12 ? 23, Concluding part 29.05.24,

Field of Study, Course Type and Credit Points

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


05/05/2024 - 08/05/2024

05.05.24 14.00 -16.00 Lecture. Introduction. FGS- seminar room 1
06.05.24 14.00 -16.00 Lecture/Seminar. 3D modeling (CAD). FGS seminar room 1
07.05.24 10.00 -13.00 Lab. 3D printing (Practical part in the LAB. Project design and 3D printing)
08.05.24 14:00 -16:00 Lecture. Advanced 3D printing (bioprinting) FGS room A

Individual projects / model printing
May 12 ? 23 (from 14:00 till 16:00/flexible to be appointed) work in the lab

29.05.24 14.00 -16.00 Concluding part. FGS room A





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Attendance and participation


Grade Type

Pass / Fail

Grade Breakdown (in %)


Evaluation Type

Final assignment

Scheduled date 1


Estimated Weekly Independent Workload (in hours)



Course Syllabus

  1. Introduction to 3D Printing:

This section introduces students to the concept of 3D printing, its specific terms, advantages, and limitations. It also provides a historical perspective on the development of 3D printing technology, which can help students understand its evolution.


  1. Available 3D Printing Technologies:

This section covers various 3D printing processes, including SLA, DLP, FDM, SLS, SLM, EBM, LOM, and PolyJet. Understanding different printing technologies, their characteristics, materials, advantages, and limitations is crucial for students to make informed decisions when choosing the right method for their specific projects.


  1. Software for 3D Modeling and 3D Printing:

The software introduction gives students an overview of popular tools used for 3D modeling and printing, including Autodesk TinkerCAD, MeshLab, Blender, FreeCAD, Autodesk Fusion 360, Shapr3D, and IdeaMaker. Providing hands-on experience with some of these tools (TinkerCAD, MeshLab, and Ideamaker) can help students gain practical skills.


  1. Bioprinting:

Bioprinting is an essential topic in the biomedical field, and this section highlights the advantages and limitations of 3D modeling software for bioprinting. It also covers the overall 3D printing process related to bioprinting, from problem definition to object fabrication. Mentioning innovative bioprinting research will give students insights into the current state of the field.


  1. Individual 3D Printing Project:

Allowing students to work on their own 3D printing projects and guiding them through the preparation, printing, and presentation stages is an excellent way to encourage practical application and creativity.

Learning Outcomes

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.



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