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15-11-2006, 12:43:54
MEC joins the record breakers

Cardiff’s Manufacturing Engineering Centre has found its way into this year's edition of Guinness World Records with a research breakthrough.

The University is listed under the entry for "smallest hole drilled."

As the records book explains, MEC scientists have developed machinery which can drill holes just 22 microns (0.022mm) in width, less than half the width of a human hair. The new technique uses a process called electro-discharge machining and will eventually enable improvements in the miniaturisation of electro-mechanical systems.

MEC director Professor Duc Truong Pham said: "Our ground-breaking research has appeared in publications all over the world, but Guinness World Records is a first for us. We are delighted to feature in one of the best-read books on the planet."

The MEC scientists are now busy trying to beat their own record, using new nanotechnology equipment. These include a Focussed Ion Beam which can create holes of 100 nanometers ( 0.0001 mm), or about 1/800th the width of a human hair.

Guinness World Records, formerly the The Guinness Book of World Records, is the world’s best-selling copyright book. Published in more than 100 countries in 37 languages, its total sales exceed 100million.


For once I don't have a whole lot to say...:cute:

15-11-2006, 12:49:31
Holey shit!

The Mad Monk
16-11-2006, 08:21:56
Where did you dig that up?

Scabrous Birdseed
16-11-2006, 08:37:06
It seems to have sprung from his own University's website.

16-11-2006, 09:37:17
Bet the drill bit keeps breaking :(

16-11-2006, 16:13:20
Somehow i knew this thread wasn't going to be about Venom's anus

16-11-2006, 16:38:23
It could have been on a former spanish girlfriend of mine. Not a pleasing memory, when you're 19, could fuck a drunk elk, and end up with a virgin date that would explode if you tried to penetrate her with a spagetti

16-11-2006, 16:39:41
It was lucky she was going out with you really.

16-11-2006, 16:41:46
I've been receiving penis enlargement emails ever since

16-11-2006, 16:46:09
An old schoolfriend of my gf had to have surgery to have her hole widened, bizarrely enough.

I have to assume the surgery was a success because she got pregnant a few months after.

16-11-2006, 16:56:22
Maybe the widening was in preparation for the baby?

16-11-2006, 17:23:29
World's smallest hole - Rosie O'Donnell's vagina.

17-11-2006, 11:54:37
Why is that small?

17-11-2006, 15:02:27
Ah, the mysteries of life.

17-11-2006, 15:22:44
Originally posted by maroule
I've been receiving penis enlargement emails ever since

alas they only resulted in enlarging your mailbox?

21-11-2006, 00:51:22
22 microns is a good size for particulate removal, especially in a sterile environment... nice...