Researchers have developed the incredible ability to 3D print copper at atomic scales.
Researchers Develop Ice 3D Printer
There’s now a way to 3D print ice.
3D Printing Microscopic Copper Objects
Researchers have developed a method of 3D printing extremely small structures using copper.
Conductive Organic Multiphoton 3D Printing Material Developed
Researchers have created an organic resin material capable of electrical conductivity that can be used with the multiphoton process.
An Experimental Microscopic Printer Made of DNA?
Researchers at the University of Oxford have developed a microscopic printer that is made of DNA molecules.
Could Molecular Robotics be the 3D Printing Process of the Future?
New research into molecular robotics hints at a possible future method of building objects.
Set 3D Scanners to Maximum: 7nm Resolution Achieved
Researchers have developed a method of 3D scanning that can resolve structures as small as 7nm, or 0.000007mm.
UpNano’s Ultra High Resolution 2PP 3D Printer
There are few nano-scale 3D printer options, but one comes from UpNano.
Researchers Achieve Smallest 3D Print: 25nm Voxels
Researchers have devised a system using a 1.6nm nozzle to 3D print incredibly tiny objects.
Nanoscribe’s New Quantum X Microfabrication 3D Printer
Nanoscribe announced the Quantum X, a new micro fabrication 3D printer.
News From Nanoscribe
There were two notable items from Nanoscribe this week.
BMF Investigating Production Of 3D Printed Microneedles For COVID-19 Vaccines
BMF has been collaborating with Carnegie-Mellon University on a very promising approach to COVID-19 vaccines.
Taking A Very Close Look At FFF 3D Printing
A unique view of 3D printing in action appears in a new CNC Kitchen video.
The Tiniest 3D Printed Lady Liberty Celebrates US Inauguration Day
Micron-scale 3D printing brings a tiny take to big celebrations as Microlight3D unveils the tiniest Statue of Liberty.
A Microswimmer Experiment Leads To A Tiny #3DBenchy
Researchers at the University of Leiden have been 3D printing microswimmers and are testing all options.
X-Ray 3D Printing!
Researchers have developed a method for 3D printing microstructures using X-rays.
Some Of The World’s Largest And Smallest 3D Prints
3D printing is in the record books — specifically the Guinness Book of World Records — for some unusual creations.
3D Printed Micro-Endoscope Developed
Researchers have developed a way to fabricate microscopic endoscopes using 3D printing technology.
3D Printed Microlenses for Long-Distance Spectroscopy
3D printed microlenses have been produced by researchers for use in spectroscopy.
High Speed Micro-Voxel 3D Printing Achieved
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’s CERES 3D Printer Can Produce Microscopic Metal Objects
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.
High Efficiency Solid State Cooling Made Through Additive Manufacturing
Researchers have developed a new application for 3D printing that could revolutionize the energy efficiency of solid state cooling equipment.
Finally: A Way To Really 3D Print Actual Transparent Glass
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.
An Unusual 3D Printing Process Involving Balloons
A newly invented manufacturing process performs 3D printing by using balloons to precisely inflate 3D structures.
Industrial-Scale 3D Printing Of Porous Structures Now Possible
It’s been infeasible to 3D print large-scale microscopic structures — until now. Researchers developed immersion precipitation 3D printing, or “ip3DP”.
The Nanoscribe Quantum X Microfabrication Production 3D Printer
Production microfabrication is the goal of the new Quantum X from Nanoscribe, which can produce microscopic 3D prints measured in nanomaters.
3D Printed Magnetic Liquids Could Revolutionize Medicine
Could liquid 3D printed machines exist? It turns out this is possible due to ferric nanoparticle droplets as discovered by Berkeley Lab researchers.
Nanofabrica Claims Low-Volume Micro-Manufacturing Capability
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.
Mimicking Wood Tissue With 3D Printing
Researchers have developed an approach that could lead to true wood 3D printing material.
Shock Wave-Proof 3D Printed Design
The US Military has devised a unique method of 3D printing a surface resistant to shock waves.
Multiphoton Optics Produces Modular High-Precision 3D Printer
Multiphoton Optics has just launched their new LithoProf3D series.
Nanogrande’s Molecular 3D Printing Concept
I’m always thrilled to see new 3D printing processes, and Nanogrande definitely has one.
Photopolymer Curing Kinetics Monitored with SCRPR
A method has been identified to monitor how photopolymers cure during energy exposure.
Solving The Dilemma of 3D Printed Graphene Microstructures
Graphene is one of those wonder materials you hear about, but somehow can never be properly 3D printed.
Lots of Room at the Bottom for 3D Printing
I’m reading material from Germany-based Multiphoton Optics and am staggered by the variety of applications.
An Experiment in 3D Printed Security
I’m looking at an interesting experiment to provide a security mechanism for 3D prints.
Efficiently Leveraging 3D Printer Resolution for Highly Complex Object Designs
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.
Herding Bacteria Brings Power to 3D-Printed Micromotors
3D printing at the nanoscale isn’t new, but its applications are still being discovered.
Design of the Week: Box Microscope
This week’s selection is the Box Microscope kit by Cults3D contributor Callen.
Optomec’s New Micron-Level 3D Printing Capability
Optomec announced an improvement in their Aerosol Jet Technology that permits production of very small structures.
Projection Micro-Stereo-Lithography: A New Way To Create Precision Components
Researchers at Northwestern University have used a 3D printing technique called “projection micro-stereo-lithography” to create incredibly complex lenses.
A Resin for 3D Printed Microelectronics
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
Microscopic 3D Printer
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
Microscopic 3D Models
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
Wanted: Micro-Robotic Fabrication Swarms
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
Ultra-Micro 3D Printing
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
Microscopic Bacteria-Based 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