Do you know what PLM is? Does it matter? In a white paper from Datamation, Dr. Kais Al-Timmi argues that the time for PLM has not yet arrived. PLM is supposed to be a total solution, seeing a product throughout its entire lifecycle, using "corporate intellectual capital" and not relying so much on technology, he argues. According to the white paper, the idea is also a very good one for the future—but not for the present. Visit this website—www.datamation.co.uk—to find out more about the white paper.
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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