The fourth annual COFES (Congress on the Future of Engineering Software) meeting for engineering-software leaders gets underway May 15, 2003, in Scottsdale, AZ. The agenda includes discussion of a range of topics relating to software, hardware, and general engineering and business issues. Industry executives and analysts have been the primary attendees in the past, but this year users will also be eligible to attend the conference sessions. Attendance is by invitation. For more information, go to www.cofes.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.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.