Among other events at Test Week 2004, held Oct. 24-29 in Charlotte, NC, will be the International Test Conference, which covers such topics as the design verification, test, diagnosis, failure analysis, and process and design improvement of devices, boards, and systems. The conference includes paper sessions, tutorials, panel sessions, lecture series, case studies, and commercial exhibits and presentations. Dr. Bernd Koenemann, a Fellow at Cadence Design Systems, will give the keynote address on "Test in the Era of 'What You See is NOT What You Get'". For more info, go to www.itctestweek.org.
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.