Moldflow Corporation (www.moldflow.com) and Granta Design Limited (www.grantadesign.com) have agreed to join portions of Moldflow's proprietary plastics material database with Granta's materials selection tool, the CES4 Optimal Polymer Selector (OPS). The agreement allows Granta users to filter material choices based on the availability of Moldflow material data—important for those users who include mold-filling analysis in their product development process.
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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