Here's a spooky way to demonstrate the power and creativity of 3D printing. Take a look at this video that shows what 3D printing can bring to a scary Halloween costume.
NeoMek -- a design engineering firm in Batavia, Ill. -- put together the custom Halloween costume to show off the range of possibilities in 3D printing, Jim Clark, NeoMek's vice president, told Design News. "We put it together as a project to bring awareness of the technology in a subject that is familiar to everyone -- like Halloween," he told us. "I've been doing this every day for years. When I tell people, they give me a blank stare."
Are they robots or androids? We're not exactly sure. Each talking, gesturing Geminoid looks exactly like a real individual, starting with their creator, professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University in Japan.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.