Auckland, New Zealand maintenance engineer Lance Abernathy employed his Ultimaker 2 desktop 3D printer to create what he believes to be world’s smallest working drill. The tiny 3D printed casing houses electrical innards including a hearing aid battery, which powers the minuscule drill bit. Abernathy was inspired to create the tiny tool by childhood stories.
I have always liked small things and have created small items since I was a little kid. I was with my work colleagues and was talking about mythical stories about one country making a twist drill and sending it to another. The other country returned it with a hole through the middle. Things like this easily challenge me and my idea was born.
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