Can 3D Printing Take Place at the Nanoscale?
Improving the resolution of 3D printing will make it a more scalable and efficient tool for manufacturing. Fulton Schools Assistant Professor Kenan Song is leading work to make that advance in the 3D printing process. Song’s multidisciplinary research team is working to improve nanoscale 3D printing by exploring how materials work at the level of atoms and molecules. Applications of 3D printing range from prototyping to rapid on-site tooling and mass production, with many uses involving engineering applications. Development of new materials and methods for nanoscale 3D printing are expected to offer highly tunable features, which will expand the benefits of this high-tech printing technique.