One of two new metals from EOS for 3D printing is StainlessSteel 316L. It can be used in aerospace for manufacturing mounting parts, clamping elements or heat exchangers, and for applications from eyeglass frames to functional components of yachts to elements in food and chemical plants. It's especially applicable for watch and jewelry makers, such as making watch cases. (Source: EOS/CPM)
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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