Printing on the micrometer scale: Writing time for a miniaturized spacecraft is reduced to less than one minute without loss of quality. Credit: Nanoscribe

3D printing on the micrometer scale

February 8, 2013

At the Photonics West, the leading international fair for photonics taking place in San Francisco this week, Nanoscribe GmbH, a spin-off of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), presents the world’s fastest 3D printer of micro- and nanostructures. With this printer, smallest three-dimensional objects, often smaller than the diameter of a human hair, can be manufactured with minimum time consumption and maximum resolution. The printer is based on a novel laser lithography method.

“The success of Nanoscribe is an example of KIT’s excellent entrepreneurial culture and confirms our strategy of specifically supporting spin-offs. In this way, research results are transferred rapidly and sustainably to the market,” says Dr. Peter Fritz, KIT Vice President for Research and Innovation. In early 2008, Nanoscribe was founded as the first spin-off of KIT and has since established itself as the world’s market and technology leader in the area of 3D laser lithography.

Read more; 3D printing on the micrometer scale — phys.org.

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