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2013-08-29
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SKF System 24 LAGD Series single-point automatic lubricators deliver the proper pre-set amount of lubricant needed for bearings in machinery.
2013-08-22
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UTC Aerospace Systems has been selected by The Boeing Co. to manufacture landing gear for the new Boeing 737 MAX. The contract calls for UTC to provide the nose and main landing gear in addition to the main gear side struts.
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.
2013-07-31
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Complementing the 6.7-L Cummins, 2014 Ram HD models receive Chrysler's "big" Hemi V8, and the 2500 series adds a more compliant five-link rear suspension.
2013-07-25
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The fourth-generation SUV from Land Rover tops all other vehicles in J.D. Power’s 2013 APEAL study.
2013-07-22
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Bekaert Solaronics’ gas infrared systems are suitable for producers of pads for vehicle disc brakes.
2013-07-19
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Dana Holding Corp. has been named the standard and exclusive supplier of steer axles, drive axles, and driveshafts for Navistar's new International TerraStar 4x4 medium-duty truck. Dana’s Spicer Model 273 front drive steer axle has a turn angle of 42°, a GAWR (gross axle weight rating) of 8000 lb, and popular axle ratios.
2013-07-17
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Simulation technology has enabled the Swedish manufacturer to test more vehicle configurations at a lower cost and with less disruption than it took to test just one configuration using its previous process, according to MSC Software.
2013-07-15
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A Sika researcher examines the performance characteristics of, and OEM requirements for, competing acoustic cavity fillers used in a range of vehicles including heavy-duty trucks.
2013-06-26
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Designed specifically for severe loader service in quarry and mining operations, the DuraLoad PT L5S bias tire from Bridgestone Commercial Solutions features rib protector technology to minimize sidewall damage.
2013-06-24
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There are many different lightweighting materials and methods, but which one to pursue? Various recent studies try to sway automakers to choose one material over another.
2013-06-21
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Dr. Blake Zuidema, Director of Automotive Product Applications, ArcelorMittal Global R&D, discusses with AEI the results of a comprehensive study evaluating various lightweighting materials’ abilities to help OEM fleets meet the 2025 fuel-economy target.
2013-05-22
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Novelis and ThyssenKrupp Tailored Blanks on May 22 announced the signing of a cooperation agreement for the development of tailored aluminum blanks. Individual aluminum sheets of different grades, thicknesses, and coatings will be joined to produce customized stamping blanks used by automakers for the production of lightweight body parts such as doors and hoods, as well structural components such as crossmembers and longitudinal members.
2013-04-29
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Using motors that fit within a pair or all wheels of a vehicle, it is designed to be an integral part of a hybrid powertrain system when paired with a traditional internal-combustion engine, or it could be the only source of traction drive in pure electric vehicles. The plug-and-play nature of the concept can offer a transitional solution for automakers.
2013-04-22
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Magna International’s Magna Exteriors and Interiors (MEI) operating unit, along with Zoltek, offers a low-cost carbon-fiber sheet molding compound (SMC) through their global partnership.
2013-04-15
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Following the launch of the Volvo FH at the IAA Show at Hanover last September, Volvo Trucks has launched a revised FM range at the U.K. CV Show, ahead of the start of production in September 2013.
2013-04-15
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The truck maker's Project Horizon concept showcases technology related to aerodynamics, lighting, and chassis that could be on the road within 24 to 36 months.
2013-03-27
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The plastic engine support is said to offer acoustic and weight-saving benefits compared to aluminum.
2013-03-18
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An industry-first brake rotor made of ductile iron and gray iron debuts on the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray as part of the Z51 performance package.
2013-03-12
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For a collaborative European project, the company will provide up to 70 ultracompact urban electric vehicles including a vehicle developed from the i-Road concept shown at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, so it looks destined to enter some form of production.
2013-02-28
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Advanced Machine & Engineering (AME) offers Amlock power-off mechanical rod locks.
2013-02-27
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Automotive lightweighting needs drive progress toward cheaper fiber and high-throughput processing.
2013-02-25
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Working with Volkswagen, BASF created a front-end carrier for the new Golf Mk. VII that saves weight, assembly time, and costs. The carrier uses only plastic, eliminating the use of sheet steel parts.
2013-02-21
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David Mason, Vice President of Global Automotive for Altair Engineering, discusses how modeling and FE analysis tools can help engineers optimize their structural composite designs—and ultimately "catalyze composites growth" in the automotive sector.
2013-02-19
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A lightweight HSS frame intended for use in long-haul transport is claimed to weigh 30% less than conventional truck frames. The concept was developed and optimized by Engineering Center Steyr, Magna Powertrain’s R&D center for truck engineering in cooperation with Cosma International.
2013-02-07
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Researchers at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA, are looking beyond the current state-of-the-art lightweight material—carbon-fiber composites—to promising nanostructured materials, namely carbon nanotube composites.
2013-02-01
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Meritor has launched a branded shock absorber product line to replace its Gabriel shocks.
2013-01-31
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Lacks Wheel Trim Systems' eVOLVE Hybrid design boosts highway fuel economy by 1.1 mpg and the city number by 0.4 mpg. The solution is a fixed design vs. forthcoming active wheel shutters for 2015 Ford F-150.
2013-01-14
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The C7, which enters production in 3Q13, boasts an all-new aluminum chassis/passenger cell structure that is 57% stiffer in torsion and 99 lb (45 kg) lighter than the previous C6 steel-and-aluminum structure.
2012-12-21
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The message at the core of a report conducted for Lanxess is that OEMs and tire companies need to combine R&D targets with specialized synthetic rubber manufacturers. Improved grades such as styrene-butadiene rubber (SSBR) will be central to plans for lower-rolling-resistance tires moving forward.
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