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World’s Smallest Fidget Spinner

November 30,2017

(B. Srijanto/Oak Ridge National Laboratory)

Our customer Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) printed the tiniest fidget spinner ever made as you can see in this movie. They used a Photonic Professional GT to fabricate the entire fidget spinner on a silicon substrate in one single printing step. As small as the width of a human hair, it spins when blown with nitrogen.

CNMS is a Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility that provides academia, research institutes and the industry with access to cutting-edge technologies, research and expertise. Nanoscribe’s 3D printer is part of their cleanroom facilities and enables the fabrication of novel sensing, microfluidic, and MEMS devices for scientific applications.