My N Mi claims to have done it so, without further ado, introducing the world’s smallest 3D printer…it has no name yet. The creator of the “technical experiments” YouTube channel My N Mi claims to have created the smallest and lightest 3D printer in the entire globe.
This isn’t just empty rhetoric is simple. The device actually measures 18 x 31 x 41mm (0.7 x 1.2 x 1.6 inches). It is around the height of a matchstick and the width of an SD card adaptor. And weighs under 17g (0.03 pounds).
In a video showcasing the build (via Tom’s Hardware), there are certain limitations due to the build’s size. The project’s maximal build capacity is 11 x 11 x 17 mm (0.4 x 0.4 x 0.66 inches).
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This printer functions similarly to conventional printers despite its smaller size. A construction plate is moved by a motor while resin material that is kept in a tank is illuminated by a well-concealed LED.
With their printer, My N Mi was able to print a little (albeit admittedly really accurate) robot figure. But despite its portability, you wouldn’t be printing a lot with a device like this in actuality.
Even the Original Prusa MINI+ measures 33 x 33 x 38 cm and weighs 4.5kg. It’s true that 3D printers are gradually but definitely being brought into the mainstream.
It’s important to keep in mind that it will probably be a while before large-scale 3D printers of this type become generally available commercially. And that is even if you could find a constant need for a device like this.