I 3D-printed a protein that is currently being studied in my lab!
She is working on a protein, from which she managed to get the 3D structure, thanks to cristallography. Using UCSF Chimera and her
pdb file, I was able to produce a
stl file to be printed.
For the first trial, I oriented the protein horizontally, and that created a lot of support to remove afterwards. This was not optimal, it is a pain to remove support, and it makes the 3D prints’ surface much less smooth.
I then reoriented the protein, vertically, and started the print:
Aaaaand this is the result!