VILLUM Experiment: Micro/Nanoscale 3D Printing: Hacking a Blu-ray Player

Project Details


Macro 3D printing technologies have been booming for the past decade. However, printing at the micro/nanoscale is today tedious and slow. Throughput is a longstanding bottleneck in the 3D printing field, and it is challenging to print large areas with micro/nano features. This VILLUM Experiment proposes a Blu-ray player based compact, low-cost, multi-material and high-throughput micro/nanoscale 3D printing technique, which is potentially 4,400 times faster than conventional systems. This technique also allows for selective removal of material using integrated laser cutting.
Effective start/end date01/12/201831/12/2019


  • 3D Printing
  • Optical Pickup Unit (OPU)
  • Microscale
  • Nanoscale
  • High-throughput


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