The Animal maintenance unit (UMA) of ACCDiS and the Digital fabrication laboratory of the Faculty of physics and mathematics of the University of Chile (Fablab) they have recently generated a partnership whose purpose was to develop a "device type trap" (Restrainer) adaptable, comfortable and safe grip and control of different models murine during rehearsals, safeguarding the concept of animal welfare in all aspects.

The requirement made was conceived by the need to work with instrumentation that was able to adapt its processes of testing and research. In response, the Fablab team developed an adjustable device printed 3D to facilitate the work of UMA.

In this respect, Danisa Peric, Director of Fablab U. of Chile, destacó que “esta colaboración se desarrolló ya que queremos dar soporte y colaboración a proyectos generados al interior de la Universidad de Chile, both in the area of research and innovation".

On the other hand, Joakin Ugalde, Coordinator of training and academic projects of Fablab, He added that "it occurred to me to do a" Restrainer to be adaptable, ya que así no es necesario que UMA tenga una gran cantidad de dispositivos para realizar su trabajo. For this reason, su mecanismo posee almohadillas ajustables y fue hecho pensando en las restricciones geométricas que conlleva su utilización”.

First of all, the Restrainer elaborado por el equipo de Fablab fue prototipado en una impresora FDM de baja resolución. Tras ser aprobado su diseño, se pasó a una segunda etapa, en el que sus piezas fueron elaboradas utilizando impresión por estereolitografía.

Consultada por las futuras colaboraciones entre ACCDiS y Fablab, Danisa Peric said that "the idea is that this project is heading to continue collaboration with the Faculty of chemical and pharmaceutical sciences of the U. of Chile. Our interest is to do projects involving r & d and, to do this, We offer not only our technology and materials, but something that is much more important: the Fablab team, It stands out as multidisciplinary, and this diversity allows us to enter into projects that have different nature and interact with different units of the University of Chile, and we hope that it continues to be so in the future".