So far 3D printing has gradually been part of various disciplines in search of lower costs and always have the tools or articles reach almost immediately. Thus we have seen the participation of 3D printing in fields such as medicine and recently in space, among many others.
3D printing increasingly touches more areas is a reality. Without going too far the other day we saw how it had printed a skull to implant a person who had a malformation. In architecture, despite its large size, has already taken steps in this direction.
Flying Microbots science fiction sneaking their way into our world. For this, a robotics team at Cornell University has created some small insects flying robots using a 3D printer. Lightweight and quiet, come to stay.
The wings of these cute robo-insects are very thin and light, yet durable. Previously, the manufacturing process of these wings had spent much time and effort applying the method of trial and error. However, rapid prototyping has helped create these wings, allowing replicate the shapes and design of real or virtual insects or create any imaginable form. The best part? are made in a few minutes.
Japanese scientists (University of Yokohama, Tokyo Institute of Technology and C-Met) have developed a 3D printing material with which to make figures on the size of a bacterium. The researchers were able to print forms measures in microns, including the smallest bunny made so far.