3D printable tools that are purpose built to aid plant phenotyping.See phenotyping 3D models
Plant growth systems
3D printable plant growth systems that are custom & inexpensive to build.See plant growth 3D models
What is 3D printing?
And why it useful for plant phenotyping
Over the last few years 3D printing technologies have become very accesible worldwide. 3D printers are used to "print" physical objects from computer model designs. Models printed can range from very simple to complex designs and can be printed in a variety of materials such as PLA, ABS plastic, nylon, wood filament, metal filament, carbon fibre etc. The advantage of 3D printing is that unique and custom designed objects can be rapidly prototyped and utilized around the world. Even without a 3D printer these model files (normally .STL) can be printed at community makerspaces or on commercial print-service websites. In recent years 3D printing has been used to share custom plant phenotyping tools, plant growth systems and outreach models that are being printed and used around the world.
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The current state of 3D printing in plant science.
Live statistics from a peer-reviewed paper survey
About this website
This website was created to be a community resource for plant science related 3D printable models, to encourage 3D printing dissemination guidelines, and to provide greater exposure to such research.
How to cite
If you would like to cite this website please use the following citation:
Griffiths M (2020) A 3D Print Repository for Plant Phenomics. Plant Phenomics 2020: 8640215