When shopping for a 3D printer, one of the primary considerations is the size of the build chamber. Generally, we prefer as large as possible to enable the biggest objects to be printed. Printers with smaller build chambers sometimes use specialized software that automatically decomposes the 3D object into snap-together parts that are printed separately, then assembled later.
However, we now learn of a very tiny experiment: designer Jozeph Forakis prepared an incredibly small replica of a table. The picture doesn’t reveal the astonishing level of detail resulting from more than 20 hours of Forakis’ 3D modeling. At this size painting was out of the question, as it would have marred the fine details of the 3D printed object.