Researchers at the University of Oxford have developed a microscopic printer that is made of DNA molecules.
New research into molecular robotics hints at a possible future method of building objects.
Researchers have developed a method of 3D scanning that can resolve structures as small as 7nm, or 0.000007mm.
There are few nano-scale 3D printer options, but one comes from UpNano.
Researchers have devised a system using a 1.6nm nozzle to 3D print incredibly tiny objects.
Nanoscribe announced the Quantum X, a new micro fabrication 3D printer.
There were two notable items from Nanoscribe this week.
BMF has been collaborating with Carnegie-Mellon University on a very promising approach to COVID-19 vaccines.
A unique view of 3D printing in action appears in a new CNC Kitchen video.
Micron-scale 3D printing brings a tiny take to big celebrations as Microlight3D unveils the tiniest Statue of Liberty.
Researchers at the University of Leiden have been 3D printing microswimmers and are testing all options.
Researchers have developed a method for 3D printing microstructures using X-rays.
3D printing is in the record books — specifically the Guinness Book of World Records — for some unusual creations.
Researchers have developed a way to fabricate microscopic endoscopes using 3D printing technology.
3D printed microlenses have been produced by researchers for use in spectroscopy.
Researchers have been able to design a new 3D printing system that effectively parallelizes the familiar two-photon laser approach to achieve fantastic print speeds.
Exaddon has developed a unique metal 3D printer that is capable of 3D printing microscopic metal objects in metals like gold, silver and platinum. We found out some details of how it works.
Researchers have developed a new application for 3D printing that could revolutionize the energy efficiency of solid state cooling equipment.
Glassomer has produced a resin usable in any SLA or DLP 3D printing process that can 3D print pure glass objects. We found out how it works.
A newly invented manufacturing process performs 3D printing by using balloons to precisely inflate 3D structures.
It’s been infeasible to 3D print large-scale microscopic structures — until now. Researchers developed immersion precipitation 3D printing, or “ip3DP”.
Production microfabrication is the goal of the new Quantum X from Nanoscribe, which can produce microscopic 3D prints measured in nanomaters.
Could liquid 3D printed machines exist? It turns out this is possible due to ferric nanoparticle droplets as discovered by Berkeley Lab researchers.
Looking to manufacture very tiny parts? Nanofabrica has a 3D printing system using DLP that can produce objects with incredibly small resolution of 1.9 microns.
Researchers have developed an approach that could lead to true wood 3D printing material.
The US Military has devised a unique method of 3D printing a surface resistant to shock waves.
Multiphoton Optics has just launched their new LithoProf3D series.
I’m always thrilled to see new 3D printing processes, and Nanogrande definitely has one.
A method has been identified to monitor how photopolymers cure during energy exposure.
Graphene is one of those wonder materials you hear about, but somehow can never be properly 3D printed.
I’m reading material from Germany-based Multiphoton Optics and am staggered by the variety of applications.
I’m looking at an interesting experiment to provide a security mechanism for 3D prints.
Researchers from MIT have developed what appears to be a revolutionary 3D design system that could enable far more effective leveraging of 3D printing technology.
3D printing at the nanoscale isn’t new, but its applications are still being discovered.
This week’s selection is the Box Microscope kit by Cults3D contributor Callen.
Optomec announced an improvement in their Aerosol Jet Technology that permits production of very small structures.
Researchers at Northwestern University have used a 3D printing technique called “projection micro-stereo-lithography” to create incredibly complex lenses.
Researchers at the Tokyo Institute of Technology and C-MET have developed a specialized resin that is suitable for 3D printing electronics at a microscopic scale. The goal was to develop a material usable to create micro-sized electrodes. Apparently a “carbonization” stage is required to create electrical conductivity, but current materials could not withstand that… Continue reading A Resin for 3D Printed Microelectronics
Numerous readers pointed us to a post by the Vienna University of Technology who recently made a very significant breakthrough in microscopic 3D printing. What is this breakthrough? They were able to successfully perform actual 3D printing operations at a microscopic scale, building the racing car you see in the image here. How “microscopic”… Continue reading Microscopic 3D Printer
We’re always looking for new sources of 3D models to print, and we found another potential source: microscopic imaging. Scientists at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Janelia Farm Research Campus are using a special microscopic high-speed imaging (e.g. video) system to capture moving images of teeny things in action, like a single cell dividing, for… Continue reading Microscopic 3D Models
No kidding – the US Navy has put out a small business technology transfer solicitation (or STTR as they acronymize it) for proposals to “Develop a swarm of micro-robotic fabrication machines that will enable the manufacture of new materials and components”. Astonishing! More details: This topic focuses on a particular approach of using… Continue reading Wanted: Micro-Robotic Fabrication Swarms
We’ve been examining the work of EoPlex, a manufacturer that uses a proprietary 3D print technology to produce astonishingly tiny devices and structures, typically for electronics packaging. The EoPlex “basic design rules” state: Minimum object length of a mere 1mm, with a maximum of 200mm Feature size as low as 25 microns Layer size… Continue reading Ultra-Micro 3D Printing
We didn’t see this one coming: corralling a herd of Magnetotactic bacteria to build a 3D pyramid. The process works due to the amazing magnetic properties of these tiny agents. They respond to magnetic fields by moving in the field’s direction by flapping their two flagella bundles generating up to a whole 4 piconewtons… Continue reading Microscopic Bacteria-Based 3D Printing