We propose a new multimaterial 3D printing technique with projected sub-micrometer resolution. Inorganic nanoparticles 1nm to 100nm in diameter are electrically charged, manipulated electromagnetically in vacuum with an ion trap, and shot toward a substrate where they deposit onto a part under construction, similar to PVD methods. This ion printing technology should allow rapid prototyping of integrated circuits and MEMS. To date, we have made initial calculations and are currently building a proof-of-concept implementation.
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March 8, 2023
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