“IBM” printed magazine cover only sees electron microscope




Managed company “IBM” smaller print magazine cover in the world, using the “Printer microscopic three-dimensional” combines three-dimensional printing technology and Nanotechnology.

The company revealed the “IBM” in collaboration with the magazine “National Geographic Kids” National Geographic Kids on the cover of a tiny degree that it is possible to develop 2,000 units of it on a grain of salt, during the Festival of Science and Engineering of America and the U.S. capital Washington.
Cover printed in black and white.

Cover printed in black and white.

It was recording the cover that appears in black and white in the book “Guinness” indices officially the youngest magazine cover in the world, a cover which can not be seen with the naked eye.

He says, “Colin Rawlings,” physicist at the “IBM Research,” and it is even with the use of the microscope will not be seen only seer grainy and blurry image of the cover, so the cover and to see a full and clear one needs to electron microscope.

She had used the “IBM” a special kind of nano-based printers, and other than the traditional three-dimensional printers that print objects layer-by-layer, to remove material from the body to create the desired shape.

The temperature of the top of the silicon in the printer nanotechnology to 1000 degrees Celsius and operate it on the evaporating material – in the case of the cover of the magazine, was the use of polymer material – to create indents to varying depths, and that depending on the quality of light for each pixel of the image that has been scanned.

Rawlings said the printer, which is now being used commercially McGill University in Canada, is an ideal tool for printing rapid prototyping, “The scientists located in a lot of mistakes, so the printing models quickly and accurately is an important thing.”

The printer can nanostructures that were used to print the cover accomplish paths processors future, because it is capable of printing technology up to 8 nm, compared to processors current technology uses 22 nm, such as the processor, “Port 8” of the company, “IBM.”

Observers believe that this printer is priced at half a million dollars, opens up in front of research and commercial applications, and promotional offers such as magazine covers, and others.
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