Lance Abernethy 3D-Prints the World's Smallest Working Drill

By: Meghan Young - Mar 20, 2015
References: 3dprint & designtaxi
Lance Abernethy may be a maintenance engineer based in Auckland, New Zealand, but he is fast becoming known as the mastermind behind a tiny drill -- the world's smallest working drill, to be exact. Created with the help of 3D printing technology, the tiny drill is just 0.27 inches wide and can hold a 0.02 inches twist drill, which is perfect for drilling through soft objects.

If for some reason there happens to be a smaller one out there, Lance Abernethy is not to be stopped when claiming this accolade. He will be working on creating an even tinier drill. Until then, people can enjoy seeing this tiny drill in action. With a press of a button, the drill bit spins impressively.