3D Printed F1 car is Smaller than a Grain of Sand

Handout electron microscope photograph shows nano-scale F1 racing car model created by newly developed 3D printing technique in Vienna

Photo Credit: Vienna Institute of Technology

This tiny little F1 car is .285mm long. A team of smarty pantses at the Vienna Institute of Technology used a technique called “Two Photon Lithography” to quickly 3d print this car as a demonstration of their ability to rapidly build teensy little biomechanical parts. This will be helpful in medicine as doctors use this technology to build frameworks for a patient’s body to generate bone around.

I think this is very cool technology and think it’s neat that they made a race car to demonstrate their abilities.

via Boing Boing

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s