View Systems Inc. uses LabVIEW software and data- and image-acquisition hardware from National Instruments for a new weapons detection system—Securescan—developed for airports. The walk-through archway uses non-contacting electromagnetic waves, sensors, and visual data for creating a digital image of the person and pinpointing the specific areas where metals are carried. Securescan uses the software to help identify guns, knives, and other weapons. For more information, visit www.viewsystems.com and www.ni.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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