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Sculptek Micro-Submarine Image 1

These photographs capture images of "the world's smallest submarine" and have been seen around the globe in Brazil and Japan, and were featured in an article appearing in "Capital", a German finance journal in 1998. The image was made by Oliver Meckes, of the company "eye of science". A German-language description is here.

These are actual, unretouched images of a microscale submarine that was manufactured using a German-patented technique called Rapid Micro Product Development (RMPD). This technique was developed by Reiner Gotzen, President of microTEC, and is capable of manufacturing micron-sized parts remotely via the internet.

The micro-submarine was positioned in an actual human artery for demonstration purposes.

All images are © copyright 1997-2001, eyeofscience/microTEC, Gesellschaft für Mikrotechnologie mbH, Germany. For reprint permission please contact
microTEC Kaiserslauterer Straße 353, 67098 Bad Dürkheim, Germany
Fax: +49 6322 650 221 reinhardt@microtec-d.com

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