Nanoscribe, a German design and development company, have created a 3D printer that’s capable of producing incredibly small objects. How small? This example is a spaceship (from the Wing Commander line of video games) that’s the width of a human hair, and it only took 50 seconds to print. It isn’t just a blob of plastic either, the quality of the print is extremely high considering it measures 125µm x 81µm x 26.8µm.
According to the makers of the machine used in this process, it’s commercially viable, meaning that all the research has been done and it’s ready for mass production. How exciting. Developing nano-scale objects cheaply and easily is now a reality. [singularityhub]