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Industry News Wrap-Up: November 7th-13th

Here’s a quick look at some of this week’s top events in for a few of bisco’s top industries.

Boeing & Lockheed Protest Northrop’s LRSB Contract

Boeing and Lockheed Martin have filed a formal protest against the award to of an $80 billion Long Range Strike Bomber contract to Northrop Grumman.  Although many of the complaints lodged by Boeing and Lockheed are long shots aerospace industry consultant Loren Thompson said that, “this protest has a real chance of winning and overturning the award”.  If overturned the contract would be a major embarrassment for the Air Force and the Pentagon, raising fundamental questions about their ability to make sound purchasing decisions.

Electronics 2020: What Will the Industry Look Like?

Printed Circuit Design & Fab editor, Mike Buetow, asked a number of leading electronics experts for their vision of how the design and manufacturing landscape will change in the future. Some of the challenges and opportunities facing the electronics manufacturing industry today include robots, DNA-based circuits, 3D printers and supply chain migration. Click to learn more about what the designers, fabricators, assemblers, and suppliers are saying about the state of electronics manufacturing in 2020.

Robot Salamander Helping Scientists Unlock Spinal Secrets

Created by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, the salamander-like robot called Pleurobot is designed based on 3D X-ray videos of salamanders. These videos allowed engineers to create life-like locomotion especially in the movement of the spine. Researchers are utilizing the Pleurobot to better understand the development of the spine.

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