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2013-10-24
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Mahindra Aerospace recently opened a 25,000-m² aerostructures manufacturing facility at the Narsapura Industrial Estate near Bangalore. The facility has the ability to accurately craft large, complex sheet metal parts using CNC routing, stretch-forming, bladder press, heat treatment, and other specialized equipment.
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.
2013-10-08
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Sikorsky Aircraft and Changhe Aircraft Industries Corp. signed an agreement for Changhe to produce S-76D commercial helicopter cabins. The S-76D helicopter is Sikorsky's newest aircraft. Changhe had previously provided cabins for the predecessor S-76C++ helicopter under an agreement signed by the two companies in 2007.
2013-10-04
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Assembly of large and complex carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) components requires the use of liquid resin-based materials for applications such as shimming and aerodynamic sealing. These materials generally require curing times up to 12 h; heated air technology can reduce that time to 2 h.
2013-10-01
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The MicroMAX JetMachining Center from OMAX provides the speed, versatility, and accuracy of abrasive waterjet technology to cut parts smaller than 300 μm from a range of materials, including exotic metals, advanced composites, polymer thermoplastics, and glass.
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).
2013-09-23
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NASA has selected six companies to participate in a government/industry partnership to advance composite materials research and certification; the project seeks to reduce the time for development, verification, and regulatory acceptance of new composite materials and structures.
2013-09-23
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A new BorgWarner manufacturing facility is under construction in the zone of Lanheses, Viana do Castelo, Portugal. The new facility is 31 mi (50 km) away from the facility it currently rents in Valença.
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.
2013-09-05
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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. 
2013-09-03
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For the first time at Volkswagen, a “collaborative robot” is now being used at one of the OEM’s plants, according to Universal Robots, supplier of the device. The Danish robot maker says its UR5 unit inserts glow plugs in various diesel engines at VW’s engine plant in Salzgitter, Germany.
2013-08-27
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BigLever Software’s Gears 7.2, the latest version of the company’s industry-standard product line engineering (PLE) lifecycle framework, delivers multistage configuration capabilities needed for engineering organizations to create, deliver, maintain, and evolve their entire product family tree based on product line features.
2013-08-23
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AgustaWestland’s Brazilian subsidiary AgustaWestland Do Brasil is undergoing a major expansion with the building of a new facility in Sao Paulo that will include maintenance hangars with space that could accommodate a helicopter final assembly line, training center, bonded warehouse, workshops, and other supporting services including a dedicated heliport.
2013-08-20
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Scientists in the U.K. have developed a lead-free, high-temperature ceramic capacitor using a dielectric material they call Hiteca (HIgh TEmperature CApacitor), which has a high energy density and operates stably at 200°C (392°F) and above.
2013-08-19
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Vibration-induced shaking of a part wastes energy, increases noise, boosts stresses on associated components, and accelerates bearing wear. Eventually, vibration can degrade an entire machine and significantly raise maintenance and replacement costs.
2013-08-16
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Sonoscan’s Digital Image Analysis Toolbox is used for automated acoustic analysis of individual IC components, various types of bonded wafers including MEMS, and other devices.
2013-08-16
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Vericut 7.3 CNC software from CGTech includes enhancements that significantly improve performance and simplify the process of simulating a CNC machine.
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.
2013-08-06
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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.
2013-08-05
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ZF workers in South Carolina are assembling the world's first passenger vehicle nine-speed automatic transmission, a milestone that underscores the industry's march to improve vehicle fuel efficiency.
2013-08-05
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PI (Physik Instrumente)’s new hexapod micro-positioning system is a parallel kinematic platform that provides motion with six degrees of freedom.
2013-07-31
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Verisurf’s seventh generation of its Verisurf X computer-aided inspection, reverse engineering, and assembly guidance software has model-based GD&T inspection technology at its core, and it supports more options for reporting and presenting data, including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Adobe 3-D PDF Viewer.
2013-07-31
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The digital linear-ball-bearing gauging probe system from Measurement Specialties accurately measures manufactured parts during production for automated inspection screening and statistical process control data collection.
2013-07-26
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Friction bit joining (FBJ) bonds dissimilar metals strongly; cost-effectiveness in mass production remains to be demonstrated.
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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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.
2013-07-18
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To deliver 100% CMM-like inspection for high-volume automotive component manufacturing, a supplier of V6 valve covers tapped HAHN Automation to design and build an inspection system that relies on machine vision.
2013-07-16
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Automakers will be assembling 400,000 vehicles yearly in Saudi Arabia if plans to establish the country as an automotive hub for the Middle East become reality.
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.
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