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3D Printing in Science Conference

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3D Printing in Science Conference


Halle 19, Raum New York 16.05. – 17.05.2017

 

http://www.labvolution.de/de/konferenzen-events/themenschwerpunkte/3d-printing-in-science-conference/

 

Worlds Fair Nano

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Worlds Fair Nano


In this Worlds fair Nano, is filled with several Innovations. Such as 3D Printing,  Drones Virtual Reality and over 50 companies.

 

http://www.worldsfairusa.com/nano/sf/

World’s Smallest Image printing using 3D NanoDrip Technology

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World’s Smallest Image printing using 3D NanoDrip Technology

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ETH Zurich and a startup called Scrona Ltd. have been announced world record holders for the smallest inkjet-printed color image. They used 3D NanoDrip printing technology to print a tiny image of clown fish around a sea anemone.  The image is of the size of a cross section of a human hair.  The image is 0.0092 mm2 in area and can only be seen under a microscope.

The image is printed using nano particles called quantum-dots.  Quantum-dots can emit lights of different colors depending on their size.  Layers of red, green, and blue quantum dots can be created to generate different colors.

Scrona also developed µPeek, a credit card sized microscope that can be used to see the tiny image.  The microscope can be interfaced with smartphones allowing you to see it using the smartphone and to take pictures of the image.

https://www.ethz.ch/en/news-and-events/eth-news/news/2015/12/tiniest-color-picture-ever-printed.html

http://www.scrona.ch/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3361560/The-smallest-picture-Record-breaking-Finding-Nemo-snap-smaller-width-human-hair.html

 

3D Printed Microscopic Robotic Fish

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3D Printed Microscopic Robotic Fish

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Nano-engineers at University of California,  San Diego have been able to 3D print microscopic robots.  They developed tiny robots shaped like fish.  These are called microfish and are smaller than the width of human hair.  Nanoparticles are added in various parts of the microfish to make them functional.  Platinum nanoparticles installed in their tails help them propel forward.  Magnetic nanoparticles installed in their head can be used to steer them.

The microfish are developed using a 3D printing technology called microscale continuous optical printing.  This technology allows 3D printing hundreds of microfish within seconds. The shapes of the microbots to be changed, for example, to experiment with different shapes of fish such as sharks vs. ray fish, or experiment with other shapes such as birds.

According to Wei Zhu, a researcher developing the technology “We have developed an entirely new method to engineer nature-inspired microscopic swimmers that have complex geometric structures and are smaller than the width of a human hair. With this method, we can easily integrate different functions inside these tiny robotic swimmers for a broad spectrum of applications.”  For example, toxic neutralizing particles can be included in the microfish to use them for detoxifying liquids.  In future, this technology may allow delivery of medicine to specific parts of body via a blood stream.

 

 

 

3D-Printed Artificial Microfish. Advanced Materials. 2015

http://jacobsschool.ucsd.edu/news/news_releases/release.sfe?id=1797

http://thefreethoughtproject.com/microscopic-3d-printed-smart-fish-swim-bloodstream-deliver-drugs-remove-toxins/

http://www.medicaldaily.com/robotic-drugs-3d-printed-fish-bots-made-platinum-nanoparticles-can-swim-through-blood-349976

http://www.wsj.com/video/3-d-printed-tiny-fish-could-be-used-for-drug-delivery/F0100ED9-B13F-4247-AD65-BD8F0DCF8FB2.html