Technology Insight: Nano 3D printing


  • 20/12/2017
  • Insight Technical Insight

The distinct capabilities of Nano 3D printing (a nanomanufacturing technique to produce nanoscale parts) to reduce scrap rates and manufacture miniaturised products, are stimulating R&D in this space. Large amounts of funding have been received from the government agencies across the globe to develop advanced nanomaterials and nano-inks which in turn will encourage advancement in Nano 3D printing.

According to Frost & Sullivan’s TechVision analysts, "Significant opportunities present themselves in healthcare, electronics, farming equipment, food processing technologies and 3D print food products."

WHAT IS NANO 3DP?

Nano 3DP is the process of producing miniaturized parts with additive manufacturing processes. Nano-sized devices with high strength and lightweight features can be developed using an appropriate combination of inks and printing technologies to produce human implants or miniaturized electronic components using metal or plastic materials.

WHY NANO 3DP TECHNOLOGY IN FOOD & AGRIBUSINESS?

  • The technology will enable farmers to purchase design files and print machine tools instantly rather than wait for days to obtain replacement parts from supplier.
  • Also Nano 3DP technologies compatibility with bio-based polymers will enable farmers to print plant cells with varying nutrients.

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