0.22 millimetre model of Empire State Building 3D printed

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Nanoscribe has a small form factor 475x175 0.22 millimetre model of Empire State Building 3D printed
 
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Nanoscribe launch the world’s fastest and highest definition 3D printer that can print at a sub-micrometre level.

The Photonic Professional GT is the latest generation of the German company’s 3D laser lithography systems and is the fastest 3D micro and nanostructure printer on the planet.
 
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It has a small form factor and constructs tiny objects with complex shaped polymer structures by means of “two-photon polymerisation.”
 
Laser (or multi-photon) lithography is a highly complex technique for creating small features in a photosensitive material.  The process is speeded up in the Photonic Professional GT by a ultra-high precision galvo technology, which laterally deflects the laser focus position by use of a galvanic mirror system.
 
Like other 3D printers, it can CAD import via DXF and STL files but that is where the similarities end.  It only prints up to a one centimetre range and is not designed for rapid prototyping of new products. Real world practical uses are likely to be found in the scientific and medical community.
 
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Nanoscribe Applications 475x370 0.22 millimetre model of Empire State Building 3D printed
 
However, to prove how miniscule and detailed the results can be, the company has 3D printed a model of the Empire State Building at just 220 microns (0.22 millimetres!) in height as well as a 10 micron wide model of a space ship – an incredible 0.01 millimetre!
 
(Check out the video below)
 
For more information visit the Nanoscribe website.

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  • http://goleztrol.myopenid.com/ Josias

    if 10 microns = 0.01 mm, then 220 microns cannot be 2.2 mm, unless microns have a logarithmic scale.

  • alex

    .22 mm …