A specialty manufacturer of high-resolution micro-scale 2D and 3D printing systems has 3D printed a micron-sized replica of “The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World.” Microlight3D printed the world’s tiniest Statue of Liberty, a replica measuring 1.8 mm high by 0.6 mm wide, to commemorate Inauguration Day in the United States.
The statue is a universal symbol of freedom and democracy and was a gift from the French in 1886 commemorating the alliance of France and the United States during the American Revolution.
Microlight3D, based in Grenoble, France, noted that the statue breaks the height limitation and demonstrates the ability to 3D print minute structures up to 10 mm high while maintaining micrometric resolution. Previously, the height of objects was limited to 0.3 mm. A 3D-printed replica of the Statue of Liberty.
The advancement is intended to address demands of researchers and industrial developers working on applications in mechanical micro-parts, meta-materials and medical devices. The company noted that users can make alignments on a preexisting pattern and print exactly where they want. The replica of the statue, for example, was positioned on the word “Liberty” on a U.S. penny. Philippe Paliard, co-founder of Microlight3D, said researchers and industrial developers […]
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