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2017-08-02
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The American Chemistry Council and researchers at Michigan State University have demonstrated that a new “reversible” adhesive for multi-material joining actually gets stronger after use and repair/rebonding.
2017-07-14
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Designed in Japan with exterior surfacing finalized at Honda’s California studio, the 2018 Accord is up to 176 lb (89 kg) lighter than the outgoing model, depending on trim level. Key technical features include two new turbocharged gasoline engines, the first use of a 10-speed automatic transaxle (Honda’s own 10AT) in front-drive sedan, and the return to the low-cowl/thin pillar body architecture.
2017-07-14
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Jaguar claims a number of firsts for its new compact SUV
2017-07-10
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Reconfigurable aerodynamic aids are stretching performance-car envelopes in every direction.
2017-05-24
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Structural adhesives are gaining applications as engineers employ them with lightweight materials to help achieve a continuous bond for improved vehicle rigidity and other benefits.
2017-05-19
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At Envisage, traditional coachbuilding skills blend with 3D printing and other digital tools to create concept/show vehicles and individual bespoke solutions.
2017-05-09
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An anchor product for T/CCI Manufacturing, the 7H wobble plate compressor is claimed to be the leading design in the industry for the heavy-duty truck and construction sector.
2017-05-01
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With smaller exterior dimensions, 200-lb less mass and unique chassis tuning, the 2017 Rogue Sport crossover utility is called Qashqai in other markets.
2017-04-17
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Audi reveals details of the structural technology of its upcoming A8 as Audi and Porsche Chairmen pledge closer co-operation.
2017-03-13
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In the ongoing design and engineering crusade that is vehicle lightweighting, grams count. In some cases, tenths of a gram count. Regardless of how fuel price has moderated in the U.S. in recent years, the importance of global platforms and global markets means the drive to create more mass-efficient vehicle structures, subassemblies and components continues unabated.
2017-03-04
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Automotive lighting technology is changing rapidly–and drivers are a lot safer because of it.
2017-02-11
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Cab doors that open 180° thanks to a new hinge design are one innovative feature on the recently unveiled 2017 Titan King Cab model.
2017-02-07
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Still riding on a separate hydroformed-steel ladder frame (itself redesigned and CAE-optimized for greater strength and lower mass), the new eight-passenger SUV sheds up to 300 lb (136 kg) compared with the incumbent model. The mass reduction enabled Ford engineers to move to a powertrain format using only the 3.5-L turbocharged V6 with auto stop-start and 10R80 10-speed automatic.
2017-01-06
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Active flow control devices based on electric plasmas can smooth the turbulent wakes that sweep off the rear edges of truck trailers travelling at highway speeds.
2016-11-11
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GH100 and GH101 hoses from Eaton are suited for high-percentage biodiesel blend and high-temperature oil applications.
2016-10-31
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Despite rumors of an acquisition by Apple, McLaren is racing ahead on £1B in self-funded R&D and an ambitious plan to develop an electric supercar worthy of the name.
2016-10-06
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Peugeot used the 2016 Paris Show for the public launch of the 3008 and 5008 models, now re-defined as SUVs. Both models use the PSA Efficient Modular Platform 2 (EMP2).
2016-09-29
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Many among the 13 partners that jointly developed the Genius CAB concept are firmly established in the automotive industry, and quite of few of these suppliers note the influence their automotive arms played in their contributions to the project.
2016-09-14
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Exa and Navistar researchers examine CFD simulations and wind-tunnel test results to increase the understanding of simulation methods used to reveal aerodynamic losses in the real-world environment.
2016-08-01
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For 2016, the fourth year of its annual Enlighten Awards that acknowledge the best innovations in vehicle weight reduction, Altair named GM’s 2016 Cadillac CT6 as the winner in the Full-Vehicle category and ContiTech’s polyamide rear-axle transmission crossbeam is the winner in the Enlighten Awards’ Module category.
2016-06-11
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Novel oxidation ovens could triple production-line throughput while slashing energy use.
2016-06-10
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Dow Automotive Systems has introduced customized structural bonding solutions for weight reduction in high-end multi-material performance vehicles, including for the Audi R8 and Lamborghini Huracan.
2016-06-10
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Solvay launches new rapid cure resin system MTR 760 for the manufacture of new BMW M4 GTS hoods made of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic.
2016-05-17
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Michelin Auto Inflate is a wheel-mounted tire management solution that allows fleets to automatically maintain optimal tire pressure.
2016-05-17
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VibraTite VC3 from ND Industries is designed for use on internal and external threads of virtually any material or finish.
2016-05-12
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National Renewal Energy Laboratory tests use of insulation and other techniques to reduce A/C cooling and heating loads by more than 30%. Savings for cooling alone estimated at 774 gal/yr of diesel fuel compared with overnight idling.
2016-04-27
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Take-it-to-the-limit testing is typically reserved for vehicle development teams, but Jaguar's route and the sensational topography clearly gave Automotive Engineering good insight into F-Pace's dynamic capabilities and its four-year development.
2016-03-22
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Moving quickly to expand the appeal of the all-new, fourth-generation MX-5 Miata roadster introduced last year, Mazda revealed prior to the 2016 New York auto show a folding hardtop version of the car called MX-5 RF, for “retractable fastback.”
2016-03-15
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Cadillac has aggressively used light materials for its recently-launched new cars, but for the all-new C1 architecture underpinning the XT5 crossover, engineers stuck with steel—and still achieved a major weight reduction.
2016-01-30
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GKN believes that flight tests will prove 8% wing drag reduction in natural laminar flow wing concepts.
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