The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) is sponsoring the International Manufacturing Technology (IMTS) Show 2004 Manufacturing Conference, September 8-10, at McCormick Place in Chicago. The conference also hosts the IMTS trade-show, held every two years, running September 8-15. Present at this year's show will be representatives from TLC's show "Junkyard Wars: On the Road," giving attendees a chance to build and race gravity-powered racecars. To register or find out more about the conference or show, visit www.imtsnet.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.