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The world’s smallest drill machine using a 3D printer

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engineer, Lance Abernethy from Auckland, New Zealand used his Ultimaker 2 3D printer to create the
world’s smallest power drill that actually works. The claims of being
the smallest are unofficial as of now, however, he claim
that this drill is the smallest one ever created.

He began the project by designing a computer model that uses Onshape 3D
software, utilizing a full-size drill for reference. Next step involved
printing the two halves that would become the drill’s body along with
the chuck. It took him 25 minutes to complete the printing process.
Subsequent work took a bit longer, 3 hours to be exact. He had to
install a small motor, a hearing aid battery, power button and wiring
that came from a stripped headphone cable into the printed body. 

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The
finalized product measures  17×7.5×13 mm and makes use of a 0.5 mm bit.
It is able to drill through objects that are soft. Mr. Lance already has
plans of making even a smaller drill. 
3D printing has surely allowed
everyone to do so much more as compared to before. Watch the video below
to see how this tiny 3D printed drill works:

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