University of Dayton researchers create lower cost method of 3D printing nanoscale structures 

Researchers from the University of Dayton have published research describing an enhanced and more cost-effective method of 3D printing nanoscale structures.  The Opto-Thermo-Mechanical (OTM) nano-printing technique was found to be capable of printing on a nanoscale level of fewer than 100 nanometers (nm), or a thousand times smaller than a human hair. What’s more, because […]

Nanofabrica raises $4m in investment round led by Microsoft-backed M12 and Nextleap Ventures

Nanofabrica, the Israeli developer of precision additive manufacturing technologies, has raised $4m of investment in a funding round led by Microsoft’s venture arm M12 and venture capitalists NextLeap Ventures.  The latest round of funding takes the total raised to $7m, which will be used to further the company’s research and development goals, in addition to […]

Harvard and Caltech 3D prints self-folding soft robots inspired by origami

Researchers from Harvard University and the California Institute of Technology have developed origami-inspired soft robotic systems that adopts task-specific configurations on demand.  Of the systems fabricated is a 3D printed “Rollbot” that assembles into a pentagonal prism and self-rolls in programmed responses to thermal stimuli. Another 3D printed device is a self-twisting origami polyhedron that exhibits […]

Nanoscribe introduces Quantum X, a two-photon 3D printer for microoptics

Nanoscribe, a German manufacturer of two-photon additive manufacturing systems has introduced a new machine, the Quantum X. The latest system uses two-photon lithography for fabricating nano-sized refractive and diffractive micro-optics which can be as small as 200 microns. Breaking the law According to Dr. Michael Thiel, co-founder and CSO of Nanoscribe, “Beer’s law imposes strong limitations […]