3D Printing Turns Nanomachines into Human-Scale Workers: Page 2 of 2

Researchers have found a way to harness the power of nanomachines to work on a human scale, paving ways for potential breakthroughs in smart materials and devices.

further smart materials and devices—not only because the 3D printability is integrated to nanomachines, but also because 3D printing can further turn nanomachines into life-size, which is a big step for the molecular machines area,” he said.

Using the method they created, for example, researchers can turn these molecular machines into soft robots that can perform complicated tasks similar to what a human hand can do, Lin said.


Elizabeth Montalbano is a freelance writer who has written about technology and culture for more than 15 years. She currently resides in a village on the southwest coast of Portugal.

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