3D-printed microvalve for treating glaucoma
According to Nanoscribe, “Scientists and engineers at the Fundación Markoptic in Culiacán, Mexico and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico City, have fabricated a novel device that could reduce the effects of glaucoma. They used Nanoscribe’s 3D printer to create a complex microvalve that is only 300 µm in diameter.”
New development: 3D-printed microvalve for treating glaucoma
Small structures using Micro 3-D Printer
Small Structures using Micro 3-D Printer. According to Michael Thiel, chief scientific officer at Nanoscribe, karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, ¨they developed a tabletop micro printer that can make complicated 3D microstructures more than 99% faster. If something took one hour to make, it now takes less than one minute.¨
Micro 3D printers can print small and intricate structures with high precision. Here are some examples of small designs that can be made using a micro 3D printer:
Jewelry 3D printers can create detailed and intricate jewelry designs.
Miniature models of buildings, vehicles, and other objects. Micro 3D printers can be used for architectural or engineering purposes or as collectibles.
Microfluidic device printers can create microfluidic devices used in medical research and diagnostics. These devices can be used to analyze small samples of fluids and are often used in lab-on-a-chip systems.
Dental model printers can create dental models used in dentistry. These models can create dental appliances such as retainers, mouthguards, and dentures.
For electronics, 3D printers can print small electronic components such as circuit boards and sensors. These components can be used in a range of electronic devices.
Prosthetics micro 3D printers can create small prosthetic parts like fingers, hands, and arms. These parts can be customized to fit an individual’s specific needs.
General, micro 3D printers have many applications and can create various small structures with high precision.