The two-day Product Lifecycle Management Roadmap 2003, sponsored by research and consulting firm D.H. Brown, Inc., is scheduled for October 28 at the Dearborn Inn in Dearborn, MI. The conference will highlight PLM strategies in use by several auto manufacturers, including Ford's C3P program designed to streamline use of engineering software. Among the keynote speakers: Christopher Couch, Toyota North America's manager of operations strategy; John Waraniak, D.H. Brown's director of Automotive and Aerospace Advisory Board; and Lorie Buckingham, VP and Chief Information Officer of Visteon Corp. For more info, visit www.dhbrown.com/events/plm2003.cfm.
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.