What's the number one reason that Design News readers go the Internet, other than for work? According to a recent Design News study (May 2003), it's to seek information on hobbies. Nearly half (46%) of the respondents reported that they look for information on everything from antique cars to auto racing, to ham radios. The second most popular reason they go to the web is to participate in Internet auctions.
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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