Archer Materials has taken the next step in developing its graphene biosensors with a prototype cartridge housing using additive manufacturing, better known as 3D printing.
The cartridge is, of course, a key part of the device. Archer Materials used ABS plastic to 3D print the cartridge in less than 2 hours. The finished product weighs about as much as a AAA battery and fits in the palm of your hand.
“Additive manufacturing allows Archer to make prototypes of key biosensor elements in less than a few hours. By using 3D printing we are able to accelerate progress towards commercializing Archer’s innovative graphene-based biosensor technology,” said Archer CEO Dr. Mohammad Choucair.
“When the Company undertook the recent Share Purchase Plan the main purpose of the fund raising was to allow the Company to accelerate the pace of development of our key projects and technologies… The 3D printing of biosensor components is consistent with that strategy.”
The company 2D prints its graphene-based biosensors onto a circuit board, which will then sit within the custom-3D printed ABS plastic cartridges.