Ender3 3D printer kit transformed into open, programmable syringe pump set

Sander Baas, Vittorio Saggiomo*

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A cheap, open source 3D printer (Creality Ender 3) is transformed into an Open Hardware, programmable syringe pump set. Only 3 parts need to be purchased outside of the printer kit. All other parts are either in the Ender 3 kit, or can be 3D printed. No prior knowledge in electronics or programming languages is required. The pumps are controlled by the 3D printer firmware and motherboard and programmed in simple G-code text files. The total cost of a three pumps setup is ∼€170. The pumps are capable of reaching stable flows down to 5 µL/min using cheap, disposable 10 mL syringes. Higher flow speeds are also achievable, in the order of mL/min.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere00219
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2021


  • Flow chemistry
  • Microfluidics
  • Syringe pumps


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