Bird Electronic Corp. chose a unique way to celebrate the production of its 300,000th Model 43 Wattmeter. The Solon, OH firm gold plated that meter when it came off the line and put it up for auction. Funds from the month-long auction, which closed after press time, will be donated to a charity of the winning bidder's choice. Bird began making the Model 43 in 1952. For more information, visit http://rbi.ims.ca/4396-539.
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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