My first impression after reading only the headline, took me back to my 6th grade art project where I built a medieval castle using sugar cubes as the bricks. (Cool project, I got an A+). Keeping it around the house afterward was different story as ants quickly discovered it, and my mother banned it 'to the curb'.
Making the art projects as Edible to begin with – now there's a great innovation. Congratulations to the von Hasseln's!
Well, this is certainly not a 3D printing application I would have imagined! I am impressed by the intricacy of the designs. They remind me a bit of ice sculptures in terms of their sensitivity to the environment and their use of a delicate and changeable material, but of course not as cold and perhaps a bit more sticky. Interesting story to cover.
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.