The Chinese market for OEM automotive electronics will have more than tripled by 2012 from US$1 billion in 2003, says a new study by Research and Markets. Compiled from research with Tier 1 design engineers and component suppliers, the report covers 35 auto electronics systems from memory seats and night vision to lane departure warning and blind spot detection. Power train will dominate the market, while driver assistance will see the fastest growth. To order the report, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/4391-506.
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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