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Author Topic: Nano 3D Printing  (Read 1283 times)


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Nano 3D Printing
« on: August 30, 2012, 09:42 AM »
Saw this:


Printing three dimensional objects with incredibly fine details is now possible using “two-photon lithography”. With this technology, tiny structures on a nanometer scale can be fabricated. Researchers at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Vienna) have now made a major breakthrough in speeding up this printing technique: The high-precision-3D-printer at TU Vienna is orders of magnitude faster than similar devices (see video). This opens up completely new areas of application, such as in medicine.

Cool car. Wouldn't get you far, but still pretty cool! :D
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Re: Nano 3D Printing
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2012, 10:43 AM »
Amazing tech. I can't imagine the medical applications this will find in the next 30-40 years.


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Re: Nano 3D Printing
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2012, 01:37 PM »
I had to look up this µm measurement (micron) - it's 0.001 mm.

That car is 285 µm = .285mm. I would have thought that about the size of the head of a pin, but it turns out that's almost 2mm...