Consulting firm Frost & Sullivan projects the worldwide revenue of the machine vision technology systems market could reach $2.62 billion in 2009. But it also warns that the lack of operating standards would create difficulties in developing and operating vision systems and that end users would not be able to connect desired components. As machine vision technology expands, the report asserts, developing a common standard is necessary to increase the system components and capability options. For more information, go to www.testandmeasurement.frost.com.
The FDA has just released draft guidelines for using 3D printing in the design, development, and manufacture of regulated medical products. Although the recommendations are non-binding, they do set some much-needed parameters.
We're talking a look at 10 of the coolest technologies being developed by the US military today. In addition to saving lives on the battlefield, don't be surprised if you see some of these in your daily life some time in the near future.
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