3D printing went nano again last week as researchers in Korea published a paper which shows that nanoscale 3D objects – like free-standing nanowalls – can be constructed using 3D printing technology.
3D printing has been a go-to tool in making large things for decades. As 3D printing technology advances, new applications become possible in making very little things as well. 3D printing already has an important presence in nano-scale realms. It’s an essential instrument in the extreme miniaturization of components in integrated circuits, in biofabrication and in tissue engineering, as well as in some drug manufacturing applications where 3D printing can offer greater control at the molecular level.
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