CADPath software is for turning part CAD files into MeasureMax(TM) inspection programs. Other CAD-based inspection programs use wire-frame views which can create problems because they don't show surface detail. CADPath takes IGES input and, using an STL file, brings detailed, solid-type rendering to the graphical interface for direct on-line programming. The software also avoids probe collisions because it automatically optimizes the probe path and does complete path planning.
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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