Printing table and extruder for 3D printing

The system developed by the project HME 3D, a printing table (left) and an extruder (right). (Image: TH Köln / Heike Fischer)

Pills are printed, not pressed

3D printed pills

Pills were printed as part of the project HME 3D by the University for Applied Sciences TH Köln and the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf. (Image: TH Köln / Heike Fischer)

Detail 3D pill printing

The printing head can manufacture up to 160 pills per hour, and can process lipids as well as polymers. (Image: TH Köln / Heike Fischer)

Pills printed as prescribed

3D screen printing pills

“Print” the exact dose