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Thread #59418 Message #1546056
Posted By: Amos
19-Aug-05 - 07:06 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
NEW MICROPRINTING TECHNIQUE IMPROVES NANOSCALE FABRICATION, August 19
Scientists will announce next month a new technique called microdisplacement printing, which makes possible the highly precise placement of molecules during the fabrication of nanoscale components for electronic and sensing devices.
Full story at http://www.physorg.com/news5904.html
If this is true, and useable with different kinds of molecules, we are looking at a major hinge point for future technology. In modern shops, custom parts are already made by "printing then" out of liquid plastic layer by layer to get a prototype or a mold from a CAD drawing.
Imagine your laser-printer churning out tiny printed solar cells, for example, or other micro-devices.
We are in for even MORE interesting times ahead.