Dec.11, 2011

Behind every invention, there's a story.

Klaus Stadlmann, who invented the world’s smallest 3D printer made a speech at TEDx event shared with the audience how he got the idea of making the world’s smallest 3D printer and what his motivation behind.

Klaus Stadlmann is a PhD candidate at Vienna’s Technical University. His major was industrial engineering and he received special honors of his degree thesis "the development of an orthosis used in the supporting and measuring of a torque path of the ankle during rehabilitation". At the moment he is involved in a working group concerned with the manufacturing of optical fibers. 

This smallest 3D printer weighs 1.5 kilograms, and it costs Stadlmann and his group around 1500 euro to make it. 

At the event Klaus Stadlmann demonstrated his tiny and affordable 3D printer, he expects that soon customized hearing aids could be printed out by this smallest 3D printer, so instead of waiting for 5 days from a professional hearing aids manufacturer you just need one day to print your customized hearing aids.   

About TEDx

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share their experience.

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Paul Hirsh wrote at 9/1/2015 10:22:39 AM:

The video seems to show the build platform rising out of the polymer. Does this mean he invented CLIP technology before Carbon3D? Did they buy him out or what?

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