This concept just screams for chocolate. I'm not even kidding. Perhaps it would require a lower temperature process, but the results could be beautiful for weddings or centerpieces at conferences. I'm betting on chocolate.
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.
Altair has released an update of its HyperWorks computer-aided engineering simulation suite that includes new features focusing on four key areas of product design: performance optimization, lightweight design, lead-time reduction, and new technologies.
At IMTS last week, Stratasys introduced two new multi-materials PolyJet 3D printers, plus a new UV-resistant material for its FDM production 3D printers. They can be used in making jigs and fixtures, as well as prototypes and small runs of production parts.
In a line of ultra-futuristic projects, DARPA is developing a brain microchip that will help heal the bodies and minds of soldiers. A final product is far off, but preliminary chips are already being tested.
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