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2014-09-10
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This year brought many new challenges to the Kettering University Formula SAE team. Since the team’s previous chief engineer had left and other core members had graduated, members knew that it was going to be an uphill battle coming into this competition season.
2014-09-02
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We huddled in a tight circle by the finish line, frantically waiting for radio updates on the progress of our team’s rider, Rob “Bullet” Barber, who was miles in the distance and closing fast. Our 11-person team of student engineers and support crew from The Ohio State University could hardly breathe as we got the report: Barber was battling for third place—a podium finish—in the TT Zero class for electric racing motorcycles at the 2014 Isle of Man TT.
2014-08-20
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A soon-to-be-published SAE International standard, AS6500, is designed to encourage suppliers and OEMs to put more focus on manufacturability during the early phases of a product’s life cycle. The objective: more reliable, affordable, and on-schedule weapon systems.
2014-07-23
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The 2014 Collegiate Design Series season concluded with the co-located FSAE Lincoln and FSAE Electric events. The University of Kansas placed first in the combustion class, and Universidade Estadual de Campinas did same in the electric class.
2014-06-12
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Five collegiate teams collected four-digit mpg during the 35th running of SAE Supermileage, where 19 custom-designed vehicles competed for the best fuel economy title.
2013-06-18
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As an EV price war rages, gas-powered vehicles are becoming more efficient and hybrids are getting cheaper. What's an EV engineer to do?
2013-05-01
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Phil Zulueta, Chairman of the SAE G-19 Committee, provides an update on committee subcommittee activities.
2013-04-19
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Boeing will place its Brazilian research and technology center in the city of São José dos Campos’s Technological Park. The new Boeing Research & Technology-Brazil Center will open later this year in remodeled existing space at the technological park with staffing of up to 12 Boeing researchers and scientists.
2012-10-22
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Bell Helicopter has commenced construction for its new global headquarters in Fort Worth, TX. The company plans to invest $230 million in new and upgraded facilities as part of a comprehensive revitalization effort.
2012-05-14
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The first GTL knowledge product to launch focuses on ground vehicle electrification. Built from the ground up using agile-development techniques, with multiple interactions with industry-based testers, SAE’s GTL-EV is a unique subscription product.
2011-09-30
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NASA and Alliant Techsystems (ATK) of Salt Lake City, UT, agreed to collaborate on the development of the company's Liberty Launch System as part of the agency's Commercial Crew Development Round 2 activities.
2011-09-29
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Cross-industry collaboration has greatly enhanced the innovation competitiveness of the United States, and is becoming ever more necessary for organizations to innovate at low risk.
2011-08-23
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Mercury offers PLM technology and services to a variety of companies looking to improve their product life-cycle management.
2011-04-18
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Chromalloy, an independent supplier of advanced repairs, coatings, and FAA-approved replacement parts for turbine airfoils and critical engine components, will partner with Rolls-Royce as an Organizing Industry Member on the development of the new Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM).
2011-03-14
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The U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center has awarded TASC Inc. a one-year $9 million contract to support the agency's Concept Development Division of the Development Planning Directorate. TASC will provide the division— known as XRD—with engineering, analysis, and concept development support.
2010-12-06
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GE Aviation announced plans to locate a new Electrical Power Integrated Systems Research and Development Center (EPISCENTER) on the University of Dayton campus in Dayton, OH. The proposed site is located in the Ohio Aerospace Hub of Innovation, enabling GE Aviation to participate as an initial launch partner of the Hub.
2010-07-28
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Bombardier Aerospace announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the National Research Council Canada (NRC) on cooperation for research and development initiatives. At the 2010 Farnborough International Airshow, Guy C.
2010-02-17
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A leading aerospace manufacturer was using the interoffice mail envelope for approving new chemicals/materials being brought into a plant—before Actio developed a more efficient process.
2010-01-04
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The U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) awarded SAIC a prime contract to provide requirements assessment, strategic planning, and programming support. The contract has a one-year base period of performance, a single one-year option, and a total value of more than $10 million if the option is exercised.
2009-12-17
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Each fastener needs to be managed along the aircraft’s entire product life cycle—from design to process planning to assembly.
2009-12-09
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Though corporate executives have talked about eliminating the “throw it over the wall” mentality for decades, it’s still common in many companies.
2009-10-14
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The U.S. Department of Defense recently has adopted AS5553–Counterfeit Electronic Parts; Avoidance, Detection, Mitigation, and Disposition. SAE International had issued the standard earlier this year.
2009-09-30
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U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) awarded Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) a contract to provide technical analysis and risk assessments in support of SMC's Independent Readiness Review Team (IRRT).
2009-09-15
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To maximize the opportunities created by close collaboration between engineering and manufacturing, landing gear supplier Héroux Devtek bridged the physical distance between the two groups by adopting PLM solutions from Dassault Systèmes, including ENOVIA SmarTeam and CATIA, to create a real-time collaboration environment.
2009-09-03
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Installation of the new GEnx-2B engines on airplane No. 1 of Boeing's 747-8 Freighter, in final assembly in Everett, WA, is complete. The GEnx-2B recently finished the first phase of flight testing on GE's 747 flying testbed.
2009-08-19
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Northrop Grumman Corp. Aerospace Systems is strongly encouraging its supply chain to explore the use of Siemens' Sinumerik 840D solution line CNC and Sinumerik Volumetric Compensation System (VCS) to achieve high-tolerance machined parts for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program.
2009-08-14
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Employing an analysis method called competitive banding, companies are able to directly tie individual component features to pricing and sourcing information across entire product categories to determine the drivers of competitiveness across all of their products.
2009-05-01
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Rolls-Royce recently opened a new Rolls-Royce Regional Customer Training Center (RCTC) in Indianapolis, the second customer training facility it has opened in the last 12 months. With 42,000 ft² of building, laboratory, and classroom space, the Rolls-Royce RCTC offers a range of courses for the core Rolls-Royce products from all segments of the group’s business.
2009-02-22
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AgustaWestland signed a six-year contract with CEIIA of Portugal for a research and development, design, and engineering project. Under this contract, Portuguese companies and universities will be involved in diversified aerospace-related projects.
2008-12-05
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Software is a central part of aircraft design, and it is a key factor in the push to improve quality at every step from concept design to full production. Design tools are adding features that make quality an even more integral part of development, and other tools are helping elsewhere in product life cycles.
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