closeup of bioreactors

Use Case

Bring Biotech Discoveries to Life with 3D Printing

The next era of biotech breakthroughs are happening hand in hand with additive manufacturing. Cell scaffolds, bioreactors, orthopedic implants, biological filtration, or vascular geometries, all share a critical requirement: the need for extensive surface area. This requirement is trivial with Additive Manufacturing, as evidenced by the explosion in biotech advancements leveraging 3D printing in recent years. However, many promising prototypes remain frustratingly stuck on the bench due to geometric data challenges. Metafold helps you pioneer new developments, by handling the extremely fine detail of high surface areas that biotech 3D printing demands, so you can focus on research, not geometry problems.

“Before Metafold, we spent precious time designing lattice structures and on print file generation. Now, thanks to Metafold we drastically simplified our workflow, accelerated our design and file generation by 90%, and it provides us with the flexibility we need in terms of lattice structures, sizing, inversion and print file generation. Most importantly, whenever we have a question, the Metafold team is ready to jump in and help so we can concentrate on the core of our own work, which is advancing the applied research for cultivated clean meat and fish.”

Dr. Nicole Kleger, Cultivated Meat Pioneer, Sallea

Overcoming Challenges in High Surface Area Manufacturing

The quest for increased surface area in biotech applications has traditionally resulted in large complex files, making efficient workflows challenging to maintain. Metafold 3D’s innovative cloud-based volumetric kernel is engineered to address these challenges, making it easy to manage high surface area models with unparalleled efficiency. By offering a staggering reduction in design time—over 90% when compared to traditional Boundary Representation (BREP) or mesh-based CAD systems—Metafold 3D enables biotech researchers to validate research theory with unprecedented efficiency. 

By decoupling part size from resolution, Metafold 3D gives researchers the power to create and 3D print components with extraordinary detail. This is vital for applications requiring precise bone adhesion, optimal cell growth conditions, effective biofiltration, and more.

Accelerating Discovery with Streamlined Geometry Exploration

Metafold 3D empowers biotech professionals to shift focus away from the tedious task of manual CAD generation and back to their research. By facilitating the exploration of thousands of candidate geometries, complete with comprehensive metrics on surface area, volume, connectivity, and complexity, Metafold 3D significantly streamlines the process of identifying the most effective structures for specific project requirements. Metafold’s new approach to geometry exploration enables rapid prototyping and testing, accelerating the path from conceptualization to realization.

Seamless Transition from Bench to Market

Metafold 3D’s ability to streamline geometry creation offers a solution for biotech professionals, eliminating delays in file processing and enabling direct printing to select 3D printers. With Metafold 3D, biotech professionals can efficiently transition their breakthrough discoveries from the bench to field tests and, ultimately, to patients.

Metafold 3D is a catalyst for innovation in the biotech sector, offering a robust platform for researchers and developers to overcome the unique challenges of additive manufacturing for biotechnology. Biotech professionals can unlock new possibilities, push the boundaries of current research, and pave the way for the next generation of biotechnological advancements.

Transform your discoveries into reality
with 3D printing with Metafold.