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2014-01-08
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With the world's first pickup featuring an all-aluminum body and cargo box and full LED lighting, Ford leapfrogs its domestic and Japanese competition in the highly profitable full-size truck segment. The structures feature 5xxx- and 6xxx-series alloy sheet, the latter with a T4 temper.
2014-01-08
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A widely used material for lightning strike protection of CFRP structures within the aerospace industry is expanded metal foil (EMF). An issue with EMF is micro cracking of the paint, which can result in corrosion of the metal foil and subsequent loss of conductivity. Boeing researchers examined the issues of stress and displacement in the composite structure layup, which contribute to paint cracking caused by aircraft thermal cycling.
2014-01-08
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The E3 Vise Action Compression Latch from Southco delivers robust, vibration-resistant fastening.
2013-12-06
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2015 Nissan GT-R and 2014 Sentra "concept" introduced at Los Angeles Auto Show, along with 2014 NISMO RS version of Juke, join the "just NISMO" that's already on sale. GT-R's 3.8-L V6 is up from 545 to 600 hp (406 to 488 kW). Juke RS performance raised to 215 hp (160 kW) with six-speed manual.
2013-11-26
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ARPA-e targets "robust" batteries that not only bear loads but also absorb crash-impact energy to save weight.
2013-11-13
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Graco Supply now offers extended shelf-life options on pre-mixed frozen sealants for aircraft applications.
2013-11-13
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If batteries could be integrated directly into car structures such as doors and body panels, EVs could weigh less and travel farther on a single charge, according to Emile Greenhalgh, a researcher at The Composites Center of Imperial College London. Volvo recently demonstrated in an S80 sedan a prototype underhood plenum panel that is made of carbon-fiber composites that contain lithium-ion batteries.
2013-11-04
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The system, called MatrixBeam, runs permanently on high beam with subtleties that include the ability to dim down for multiple “targets,” providing long-range high beam illumination that can straddle both an approaching vehicle and one traveling ahead, without dazzling the occupants of either.
2013-11-01
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Company's new hot-rolling and cold-rolling lines in Oswego are part of major initiative to increase its already large market share.
2013-10-30
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In an attempt to achieve a balance between Reynolds number, model scale, and tunnel blockage issues, a 1:3 scale heavy-vehicle testing program has been initiated at the Monash University 1.4-MW wind tunnel.
2013-10-28
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Heavy use of automation, a strong concern for environmental impact, and innovation in materials and processing technologies are major elements in the BMW i3 body manufacturing story.
2013-10-27
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It is the "automation and tooling partner" who offers a performance-based and advanced manufacturing systems integration approach that offers the next step-change, say Bombardier Aerospace and AIP Aerospace Odyssey.
2013-10-24
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Bell Helicopter has announced several suppliers for the Bell V-280 Valor tiltrotor helicopter. AGC Composites and Aerostructures, Spirit AeroSystems, and GKN Aerospace will design, develop, and manufacture the over wing fairing, the fuselage, and the V-tail aerostructure and ruddervators, respectively.
2013-10-15
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General Motors Co. expects to save $40 million annually in fuel and other logistics expenses with the recent opening of a stamping plant right next to its vehicle assembly plant in Arlington, TX. It joins nine other contiguous GM stamping operations globally that have started production in the past five years.
2013-10-14
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Advanced ultrahigh-strength cast ductile iron materials such as SiboDur provide a cost-competitive lightweight solution that can challenge aluminum for commercial-truck chassis, powertrain, and drivetrain applications.
2013-10-09
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Splitting the solar power supply from the aerodynamics was the innovative approach taken by the U.K.-based Cambridge University Eco Racing team.
2013-10-01
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Osram Opto Semiconductor’s two-chip version of the Oslon Black Flat LED features a high level of brightness emitted from a compact package that is suitable for all automotive headlight functions.
2013-09-23
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BASF basecoats' XSpark, a new automotive OEM special-effect coating, contains very fine glass particles that reflect light with greater precision, thus creating a pronounced sparkle.
2013-09-13
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ABB’s robotic car body framing system GateFramer controls all motion in the system through the company’s robust robot controller, the IRC5.
2013-09-09
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The all-new premium sedan is the Korean automaker’s "most powerful and technologically advanced" vehicle ever for the U.S. market.
2013-09-05
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Global thermoset material supplier Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. (MSC) has announced a collaboration with the Fraunhofer Project Center for Composites Research at Western University (London, Ontario, Canada) with the goal of developing a total solutions approach to high-volume, lightweight composites manufacturing for the North American automotive market. 
2013-08-29
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Larson Electronics releases a compact infrared LED light bar designed to provide high output and reliability in demanding operating and environmental conditions.
2013-08-14
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Simulation made it possible to quickly analyze design iterations and optimize exterior surfaces such as the Tesla Model S front, A-pillars, and other design features critical for aerodynamics.
2013-08-14
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F3T would obviate the need to create expensive dies to form sheet-metal prototype parts. It would also save energy that goes into creating dies, as well as the time involved in that process.
2013-08-08
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ZF’s Schweinfurt location inaugurated a 400-m2 (4300-ft2) Composites Tech Center on July 29. The facility comprises a press with a high-pressure injection unit for various resin hardener systems, and systems for processing including a robot, as well as an infrared and tempering furnace.
2013-08-06
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DOE-funded research effort aims to develop more affordable, high-strength lightweight steels. The Colorado School of Mines and the Los Alamos National Laboratory research team will pursue the quenching and partitioning (Q&P) processing method to achieve the desired material capabilities.
2013-07-31
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The next world-girdling version of the fuel-less flier will rely on featherweight polymers and composites.
2013-07-30
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TE Connectivity offers flexible, diesel-resistant FDR25S power cable wire designed for commercial and military aerospace, ground, and marine industries.
2013-07-29
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In a partnership with Freightliner, Hirschmann Car Communication Inc. created a film antenna as part of an efficiency concept to make trucks more environmentally friendly and easier to maintain. The film antenna is integrated in the tractor body, making damage to the system impossible during operation, according to the electronics supplier; currently 20% of trucks’ conventional rod antennas require replacement within a year.
2013-07-19
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One example is a two-part prototype hood developed by Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) that has a low-mass SMC outer face and a strong carbon-fiber-reinforced SMC inner panel.
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