Start magazine and SAM-USA (Save American Manufacturing) have organized the two-day Manufacturing and Economic Recovering Conference (MERC) program aimed at solving the economic issues facing American manufacturers today. To be held February 19 - 20, 2004 in Chicago, the conference will include a lineup of manufacturers, legislators, and economists. For more information, contact MERC@startmag.com.
More and more robots are becoming more autonomous all the time. Now Lockheed Martin has completed a demo mission with two completely autonomous robotic vehicles performing resupply, reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition.
Producing high-quality end-production metal parts with additive manufacturing for applications like aerospace and medical requires very tightly controlled processes and materials. New standards and guidelines for machines and processes, materials, and printed parts are underway from bodies such as ASTM International.
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