According to Professor Martin Wegener, Spokesperson of the Cluster of Excellence, “3D printers working in the millimeter range and larger are increasingly used in industrial production processes. Many applications, however, require precise printing on the micrometer scale at a far higher speed. Researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have now developed a system to print highly precise, centimeter-sized objects with submicrometer details at a so-far unmatched speed.
The researchers have printed a lattice structure of 60 cubic millimeters in size with details down to the micrometer scale. It contains more than 300 billion voxels (a voxel is the 3D counterpart of a pixel or 2D picture element). We have by far outperformed the record reached by 3D-printed aircraft wings. This is a new world record. 3D Matter Made to Order” (3DMM2O), within which the system was developed.”