News and Reviews (Juni 2015)

Golden Castle for Karlsruhe

karlsruher-schloss.jpgCastle of Karlsruhe on a scale of 1:16,800. The golden castle measures 10 mm in length, 2.5 mm in height and 6.0 mm in depth. (3D model: By courtesy of the real estate office Karlsruhe)

These days, the city of Karlsruhe located in Baden-Württemberg in Germany starts to celebrate its 300th birthday with a lot of events and parties. Nanoscribe congratulates its hometown with a very special present: Miniatures of Karlsruhe´s most famous sights.

The castle and the pyramid were both printed on the micrometer scale by means of the Photonic Professional GT. 3D printing these structures is easy. You only need the model data as STL-files and the special photoresist IP-S to start the process. After the part is printed, the castle has been sputter coated with a thin layer of gold to achieve the shiny appeal. 

All details of the former residence of the margrave Karl Wilhelm vonBaden can be discovered now on theimpressive scale of 1:16,800!

Nothing is missing, look upon the complexity of the tower, the filigree ramps or the numberless windowsills.

The second sight, the pyramid of Karlsruhe, was built in 1823 on the grave of the margrave and has got an original height of 6.8 meters. 3D printed on the nanometer scale you can now compare it to the width of a human hair!


Discover these tiny objects with the size of dust grains and be awed by our 3D printing capabilities at the Open Day of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) at the Campus South on June 27, 2015.