This 3D printer prints in nanometers!
3D Printers and its technology are growing by leaps and bounds. Recently, a 3D printer developed at Vienna University of Technology in Austria has surprised all and sundry since this one’s capable of printing objects of the size of nanometer-scale size. Furthermore, the printer does all of this within a fraction of few seconds.
The two samples of this printer’s spectacular work are sand-grain sized cathedral and a racing car. The printer uses layers of liquid resin that turns into a solid state when the laser photons hit it. This resin has been developed at the Vienna University of Technology.
"The printing speed used to be measured in millimeters per second – our device can do five meters [more than 16 feet] in one second," Jügen Stampfl, a materials scientist at the university, said in a statement."
The researchers claim that the printer will have great deal of applications in nanotechnology as well as biotechnology.