Bimba reports that many engineers are now taking advantage of a new CAD capability on its website at www.bimba.com. Starting with a database of native CAD files, users can parametrically generate drawings of numerous cylinder types on the fly, customizing parameters such as stroke length and rod extension to 1/1000th of an inch. The benefit: Quicker turnaround times for CAD models.
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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