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This lab uses a process based on a research project headed by Professor Nicholas Fang and developed at the Nano-CEMMS center at the University of Illinois. Dr. Fang's research group is using a UV sensitive monomer to do a form of three-dimensional printing called microstereo lithography. Using a video projector with a UV output, they are able to create incredibly thin polymer layers (on the order of 400 nm) and build objects layer by layer. This activity uses the same principle but at a much larger scale. This activity demonstrates the basic challenges of nanoscale engineering and manufacturing.