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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.
2014-01-06
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Bridgestone Commercial Solutions has launched the Bridgestone R244 all-position steer radial tire. The new tire meets the demands of dump trucks and concrete mixer truck fleets that spend a higher percentage of their miles in on-highway use.
2014-01-06
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Wheel rim components made of 3/4-in steel plate in diameters to 40 in (1016 mm) and larger for use on tractors and other off-highway vehicles are fabricated by Acme Metal Spinning. Available in quantities of five to a few hundred or more, these components are fabricated using Acme’s advanced metal spinning processes.
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.
2013-11-13
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A forum at the 2013 SEMA Show discussed three approaches to ensure performance parts compliance with federal safety standard No. 126. Panelists also explained how simulation data, and kinematics and compliance measurements, can improve performance parts design.
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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The CEO and founder of the company that won the Automotive X-Prize believes there is room for a new energy-efficient Very Light Car category that employs a highly configurable architecture.
2013-09-29
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ZF Friedrichshafen AG has opened its 21st plant in China, the latest one beginning production of passenger car axles on Sept. 25 in Beijing. The German company invested €15 million in the facility, which employs about 350 and covers an area of about 32,000 m² (350,000 ft²).
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.
2013-08-29
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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.
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