World in nano | Photo Gallery – Yahoo! News
A handout electron microscope photograph shows a human figure created by a newly developed 3D printing technique for nano structures, made available to Reuters March 29, 2012. Researchers from the Vienna University of Technology have set a new world speed record for creating 3D nano objects.
The University team create their grain of sand-size structures in just four minutes, a fraction of the time that other items have previously been printed. Previously, making complex large 3D structures would take hours or even days but with the newly developed 3D laser printer the scientists can speed that up by a factor of 500 or in some cases 1,000 times.
The process, called “two-photon lithography” involves using a focused laser beam to harden liquid resin in order to create micro objects of solid polymer. The scientists said the technique could be developed to make small biomedical parts to be used by doctors.
Strange Random Nano Quote:
“When you go to nano-sized dimensions, matter acts differently.” – Robert Celotta
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