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3D Printing Materials for Research and Development

3D printing is a process that turns digital models into three dimensional objects by forming successive layers of printing materials. With the advancement in processing technology and research in 3D printable materials, 3D printing has many revolutionary applications including:
  • Printing biocompatible cells and supports for constructing living tissues1 for tissue engineering and in vitro drug screening models
  • Fabricating flexible electronics2
  • Producing electrodes for micro-energy storage devices3
Sigma-Aldrich Materials Science offers 3D printable materials including polymers, conductive ink and biocompatible materials. If you are looking for custom 3D printing materials that are not available on our website, please contact us at

For more information on 3D printable materials & technologies, please visit our 3D Printing Materials page.

For technical resources, please visit our education center.
1. Murphy, Sean V., et al. Nat. Biotechnol. 2014, 32(8), 773-785.
2. Muth, Joseph T., et al. Adv. Mater. 2014, 26(36), 6307-6312.
3. Sun, Ke, et al. Adv. Mater. 2013, 25(33), 4539-4543.{not assigned}