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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.
2012-12-13
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Significant vehicle mass reduction—up to 20%—is achievable if weight reduction is pursued as part of a "full-vehicle approach," according to a study by FEV Inc. released Dec. 13. The company used a 2010 Toyota Venza for its research because that model was used in an earlier, related study.
2012-12-11
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DAF Trucks unveiled its first Euro-VI compliant vehicle, the DAF XF heavy truck, at the recent IAA Hanover Show and has now revealed further details.
2012-12-05
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Along with optimized design, including the integration of functions for individual components, new materials for heavy-truck applications are leading ZF’s lightweight charge. One example on display at the IAA show was a “study” of a four-point link made from glass-fiber-reinforced plastic that reduces weight by 25% compared to the standard cast component.
2012-11-30
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Autodesk and IndyCar have signed a three-year technology partnership that will give the participants in the IZOD IndyCar Series broad access to the former's cloud-based design and engineering software.
2012-11-27
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Dana Holding Corp. has developed and launched the Spicer Rui Ma brand for a new class of transmissions and axles made in China to complement the supplier’s flagship Spicer brand. Announced at Bauma China 2012 in Shanghai, the initial Spicer Rui Ma products offered to Chinese OEMs include the Spicer TZL16 RM powershift transmission for ZL50 front-end loaders, the T08 RM transmission for 6- to 10-t (6.6- to 11-ton) forklift trucks, and the T39 RM tridem drive axle for five- and six-axle chassis concrete pump trucks and other heavy-duty vocational applications.
2012-11-26
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Denso's new millimeter-wave radar offers a longer and wider detection range that helps improve the responsiveness of active safety technologies such as precrash safety (PCS) and adaptive cruise control (ACC) systems.
2012-11-20
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The electrified powertrain, a newly developed regenerative braking system, and Bio-Fabric seating material in Honda's new Fit EV all stem from developments in the FCX Clarity fuel-cell car and other EV forebears.
2012-11-15
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Fujitsu Ten’s compact 3-D electronic scan millimeter-wave radar for automotive applications uses 77 GHz to detect an object in three dimensions, including elevation, distance, and azimuth range.
2012-11-06
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Selection of the right lubricant is one of the most challenging tasks for automotive brake system designers and engineers, says a Dow Corning expert.
2012-11-01
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The compact 319 Series oil-less piston dc pump and compressor from Thomas offers a reduced mass of 5.1 lb (2.3 kg) and is manufactured with die-cast aluminum components for strength and durability.
2012-10-19
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Weight reduction is already a significant consideration in companies’ product development efforts, and the emphasis is only going to increase in the years ahead, according to SAE-member survey respondents.
2012-10-02
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Goodyear is developing an internal mechanically driven pump that keeps commercial truck tires topped off.
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