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The World's Smallest Working 3D Printed Drill

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Hear that? We’re playing the world’s tiniest 3D printed violin for anyone foolish enough not to appreciate miniature power tools.

Introducing the world’s smallest working 3D printed drill: created by New Zealand-based engineer Lance Abernethy, it's able to hold a 0.55mm twist drill capable of drilling through soft objects. Check the video below to see it in action.

It was printed on an Ultimaker 2 in just 25 minutes, it draws its power from a hearing aid battery and a miniature motor. For wiring, Abernethy stripped out a headphone cable and spent three hours soldering all the parts in. Measuring just 7.5mm tall, 7.5mm wide and 13mm long, this tiny power tool truly is a work of art.

Impractical? For now. Inspirational? We’ll tell you when we’ve finished building our own.

We just hope Lance doesn’t break his own with those massive fingers. We'd be in bits...

For more information, visit 3dprint.com

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