Five Across Inc. recently launched an instant messaging service for businesses, which can be downloaded for free off of their network, according to IDG News Service. This free service is an alternative to the pricey business services already on the market and the free models not tailored to business. This instant messaging system is geared towards the workgroup, with features such as the ability to send a message to multiple recipients, sharing of documents in a central server, and scheduling meetings at an online calendar. For more info or to download the service, go to www.fiveacross.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.
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