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."
There is currently much discussion around the term "platform," which may be preceded by the adjectives "mobile," "wearable," "medical," "healthcare," etc. However, regardless of the platform being discussed, they usually have one key aspect in common: They tend to be wireless. So, why is this one aspect so fairly universal? The answer is convenience.
Everyone has a MEMS story. For most of us it’s probably the airbag that saved our lives or the life of a loved one. Perhaps it’s the tire pressure sensor that alerted us about deflation before we were stranded alone on a dark muddy road.
Bioimimicry is not merely a helpful design tool -- it also encourages designers to think not only about how to solve design problems by imitating nature, but how to make the products, materials, and systems they design more ecologically sound and nature-friendly.
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