3D printing models of biomolecules

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3D printed models of DNA - top by single color filament printer, bottom by a full color powder printer

Creating 3D models of biomolecules has a huge potential for structural research and life science teaching. Currently, biomolecules are mostly visualized flat in only 2 dimensions. This limits spatial understanding. Even the occasionally employed 3D computer representations don't have the same immediate impact of a model that you can touch and turn. We are collecting protocols here on how to best print 3D models of biomolecules. Do contribute.

Rendering Models

Print protocols

Model repositories

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