HTS Resources is a laboratory robotics developer that has launched the LabBot product line to address the need to economize bioscience research by providing a general purpose 3D printer that is configured to do common tasks performed in research labs.
For more information about the LabBot, please go to this link to understand how it can be configured with various features. This instrument uses a RaspberryPi to control it including the coolest open source 3D printer control electronics that is operated using industry standard Gcode. For info about the toolchain please refer to this link.
The LabBot GcodeDesigner is a laboratory information management (LIMS) tool that enables scientists to approach programming a 3D printer from a lab automation perspective. Using this tool it is possible to select or design objects like microwell plates and slides. It also allows for annotating specific plates and wells in the plates with biological content. The gcode that gets generated is annotated with biological content which makes it convenient for archiving and data tracking.