Klaus Stadlmann was pursuing his PhD at Vienna's Technical University when a broken laser system gave him some unexpected free time to think. Instead of working on his thesis, he decided to build the world's smallest 3D printer.

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Klaus Stadlmann graduated from the Technical University of Vienna with a degree in Industrial Engineering. While pursuing his PhD at the Institute of Material Sciences and Technologies at Vienna's Technical University, Klaus led the project to develop the world's smallest 3D printer.

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