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Scientists use world’s fastest 3D printer to create amazingly detailed F1 car (… that measures just 0.3MM)

The attention to detail is exquisite – and the craftsmanship is even more impressive when you appreciate the scale of the endeavour.

This little Formula 1 car is just 0.028cm across – or to put it another way, less than a fifth of a millimetre.

So this tiny little motor could fit into the space of the full-stop at the end of the sentence.

If that isn’t impressive enough, the Vienna Institute of Technology created the 100-layer nano-structure in just four minutes – a huge increase on previous technology.

Tiny but perfectly formed: The F1 nano-car was created by the Vienna Institute of Technology in a record-breaking four minutesTiny detail: The F1 nano-car was created by the Vienna Institute of Technology in a record-breaking four minutes

The precision model uses a technique called two-photon lithography, which uses highly-focused light beams to manipulate then harden the resin molecules in exactly the right position.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2114497/Scientists-use-worlds-fastest-3D-printer-create-amazingly-detailed-F1-car.html#ixzz1p4ICuUes

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March 14, 2012

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