UGS, a PLM software and services developer, recently acquired D-Cubed, Ltd., an England-based supplier of embedded technology. UGS believes that D-Cubed's contribution to the computer software market has aided their own PLM product. The company will introduce "PLM Components" to the market as the joint transaction of PLM and D-cubed products. The products traditionally supplied by D-Cubed will not change, but rather use any new technology from UGS. For more information on the companies, visit www.ugs.com or www.d-cubed.co.uk.
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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