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3D laser printing towards the nanometer scale

Martin Wegener

3D printed goods on the macroscale have entered our everyday life at many points already. Laser-based approaches allow for bringing 3D printing from the macroscale towards the micro- and nanoscale, opening up many further applications in the technical and life sciences. In this talk, I give an introduction, describe the state-of-the-art, provide application examples, and speculate about the future of 3D printing in general.