Friday, December 18, 2015
Smallest inkjet-printed colour image: Switzerland breaks Guinness World Records record (VIDEO)
ZURICH, Switzerland -- Utilizing newly invented 3D NanoDrip printing know-how, researchers at ETH Zurich lately printed the world's smallest colour image; the image, which options clown fishes swimming by sea anemones, is the dimensions of a cross part of a single strand of hair or a single pixel on a smartphone show — zero.0092 sq. millimeters, according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: The printed image measures a minuscule 0.0092 mm2 in area, or 80 µm x 115 µm. That's about the cross-sectional area of a human hair or the area covered by a single pixel of a retina display.
Photo: Scrona/ETH Zurich (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records world record for the smallest working power tool is a 3D-printed cordless drill measuring 17 x 7 x 13.5 mm holding a 5-mm twist drill that is 11.75 mm long. It was designed and printed by Lance Abernethy from Auckland, New Zealand, on 21 March 2015.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the smallest working circular saw; it is a 3D-printed cordless specimen measuring 14.3 x 18.9 x 10.6 mm fitted with a 12-mm working blade. It was designed and printed by Lance Abernethy from Auckland, New Zealand, on 23 April 2015.
The printing know-how does not use conventional ink, however quantum dots.
Quantum dots, or QDs, are semiconducting nanoparticles that emit a definite shade of sunshine. They are often manipulated to emit totally different frequencies, thus altering their shade.
The printer layered purple, inexperienced and blue quantum dots with good precision, creating a picture with the decision of 25,000 dots per inch, or DPI. The perfect laser printers are able to upwards of two,400 DPI.
The printed image measures a minuscule 0.0092 mm2 in area, or 80 µm x 115 µm. That's about the cross-sectional area of a human hair or the area covered by a single pixel of a retina display. Being so small, the image is totally invisible to the naked eye. To see it, the official witnesses had to use a special microscope.
Scrona is now providing a unique opportunity for everyone to experience the technology.
Via Kickstarter they offer copies of the true-to-life micro-image, but instead of clown fishes they print the personal content provided by the buyers. In the package is also contained a powerful miniature microscope that is used to render the microscopic pictures visible. This offer is open until 9th of January when their campaign ends.
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