Festo Corp. has introduced the "FAST" shipping program, in which same-day shipment of stock pneumatic products is promised. Also available is three-day shipment of custom-configured products, including actuators, valves, valve manifolds, air preparation units, and accessories. The company says it will reimburse the shipping charges for orders that do not meet the FAST lead times. To learn more about the FAST program, visit http://rbi.us.ca/3850-547.
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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