Welcome to University of Basel 3D Printing Core Facility

Your Gateway to Advanced Additive Manufacturing Services

Who are we?

The Core Facility 3D Print of the University Basel is situated in the Department of Biomedical Engineering in Allschwil.

As a Core Facility we provide a full-service one stop solution for all additive manufacturing (3D printing) needs.

We Are specialized in 3D printing for Clinical and research applications as well as mechanical engineering and Industrial solutions.
Our offer is mainly focused on members and research groups of the University.
Our Service Portfolio includes:

  • Consulting and support in additive manufacturing
  • Model generation and CAD development of parts and assemblies
  • 3D Print Manufacturing using various technology`s --> See Technologies and Materials
  • Postprocessing and assembly
  • Knowledge transfer and courses
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Did u know?

You don`t have to decide on material or technology yourself.
You can simply contact us and describe your project or send a file to us.
We will take care of the rest and suggest the best fitting technology and material for your application.


There are many different ways of working with us.
Here you find out how.

Unlocking Innovation through 3D Printing

Pioneering Additive Manufacturing Through Research and Development

At the University of Basel 3D Printing Core Facility, we are not just a service provider; we are a dynamic research group committed to pushing the boundaries of additive manufacturing. Our dedication to innovation and cutting-edge technology sets us apart in the world of 3D printing.

Our team of experts is deeply involved in research and development activities, constantly exploring new horizons in additive manufacturing. We actively engage in pioneering projects that expand the possibilities of 3D printing technology, bridging the gap between theory and practice by applying the insights gained through our research directly to your projects. This means that when you work with us, you not only access the best practices in additive manufacturing but also benefit from our continuous efforts to refine and improve the technology.

This legacy of innovation infuses every aspect of our services, ensuring that your 3D printing journey is marked by excellence and groundbreaking solutions. By choosing the University of Basel 3D Printing Core Facility, you become a partner in our quest to shape the future of additive manufacturing. Together, we push the boundaries of what is possible, creating a world where 3D printing is not just a tool but a revolutionary force for change. Join us on this exciting journey into the limitless possibilities of 3D printing.

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Comprehensive Additive Manufacturing Services - From Data Generation to Serial Production

At the University of Basel 3D Printing Core Facility, we make innovation accessible, whether you're a seasoned expert or just beginning your journey into the world of 3D printing.

No Specialized Knowledge Required

You don't need to be an expert. We'll guide you through the entire process, from material selection to printing techniques, tailored to your specific component requirements.

Industrial-Grade Materials and Printing Techniques

We utilize materials and equipment that meet industrial standards, ensuring the durability and reliability of your creations.

A Diverse Range of Materials

Our extensive knowledge and experience enable us to offer an unrestricted selection of materials for your project. We don't settle for limitations; we recommend the ideal material that precisely suits your project requirements, ensuring optimal results.

Cross-Industry Expertise and Experience

Benefit from our multidisciplinary team of experts who excel in diverse fields, including biomedical engineering and machinery and tool manufacturing. Our 3D specialists are at the forefront of innovation, backed by their extensive experience and deep knowledge in various industries.

At the University of Basel 3D Printing Core Facility, your projects are in the hands of professionals who understand the unique challenges and requirements of your specific field, ensuring precision and excellence in every aspect of your 3D printing journey.

A Comprehensive, One-Stop Solution

From the inception of your project to the delivery of the final, meticulously crafted product, our multidisciplinary team of experts takes care of every step in-house. This holistic approach guarantees a seamless and hassle-free experience tailored to your specific needs and industry standards.

From Prototypes to Full-Scale Production

Whether your project starts as a prototype, advances to small-scale production, or scales up to high-volume serial production, our robust in-house capabilities enable us to manage projects of all sizes. We harness traditional manufacturing methods when necessary, ensuring a comprehensive solution tailored to your vision.

Why Choose Us for Your 3D Printing Needs

Our team comprises seasoned experts from diverse fields, including biomedical engineering and machinery manufacturing. This breadth of knowledge ensures that your project benefits from a wide range of perspectives and solutions.

We consistently invest in the latest 3D printing advancements, providing you with access to top-tier technology that guarantees the best results for your projects.

We understand that each project is unique. Our commitment is to tailor our services to meet your specific needs, whether you're a researcher, hospital department, or industrial client.

Rigorous quality control processes uphold the highest standards for every project we undertake. You can trust us to deliver precise and reliable results.

From data generation to final product delivery, we manage every aspect of your project within our own facilities, ensuring a seamless and efficient experience.

Our expertise allows us to offer an extensive selection of materials without constraints. We recommend the ideal material that precisely aligns with your project's unique requirements.

Whether you're in the early stages of prototyping, transitioning to small-scale production, or planning large-volume serial production, our in-house capabilities cater to projects of all sizes.

We don't just provide a service; we become a dedicated partner throughout your 3D printing journey. We offer guidance, problem-solving, and comprehensive solutions to ensure your project's success.

How to Work with with us

1. Get a Quotation

You concentrate on your research, we do the rest.
Our goal is to keep the process of ordering 3D Printed parts as simple as possible.
We provide all the know-how for you.

There are basicly 4 scenarios for a quotation request

If you know what material and technology you want, simply send the the data via email or use one of the transfer options listet here.
Please include Number of copies, material and Printing technology.

If you are not sure what material or technology to use, send the data and quickly describe the intended use of the part.
We will choose the correct technology and material for you.
Please include any special requirement of the parts e. g. tolerance, surface quality, Biocompatible, heat resistance, mechanical strength or sterilizability if important.

You have the part in mind or an original part that needs to be reproduced but lack the skill to produce the 3D Model?
Simply send a sketch or explanation of the part and we will do the rest.
It’s of benefit to include some sketches or pictures. We will contact you in a timely matter to get all the information we need and generate the part for you.
We are also able to 3D Scan existing parts and reproduce them.

Send us an email where you quickly (in 2 or 3 sentences) describe your idea or concept.
We will get in touch with you and work with you on the solution.

If you have a problem or challenge in your research and do not know if it can be solved with 3D printing, simply send us an Inquiry.
Explain your problem / challenge and include any special requirements.
Best is to summarize the problem in a view short sentences and provide some pictures.
Also its helpful to describe the “perfect solution” for you.
Not how it should be solved but what a solution should archive.

2. We provide you with our know-how

We've got you covered.

No prior 3D printing knowledge is necessary; that's why we're here. We'll supply all the information you require and offer consultations on technology and materials. This consultation service is complimentary because it's a crucial aspect of delivering a comprehensive 3D printing service.

3. Billing

We provide flexible billing options tailored to your preferences and location.

If you're engaged in a research project with the Department of Biomedical Engineering, we'll furnish you with an internal revenue form. This form serves as an internal mechanism within the university's finance department. The project lead simply approves the price, and from there, the university's finance department handles the rest. There's no need for money transfers or bill payments; the expenses will be automatically deducted from your project's budget.

We issue you a detailed bill that includes VAT and lists all the services provided. You can then submit this bill to your project manager. Alternatively, if it's a private print, you can settle the bill yourself within 14 days.

We issue you a detailed bill that includes VAT and lists all the services provided. You can then submit this bill to your Finance Department. Alternatively, if it's a private print, you can settle the bill yourself within 14 days.