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2008-06-30
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Delivering ahead of schedule, GKN Aerospace recently supplied Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) with the first blended winglets for the Boeing 737-300/500. Under a multi-year agreement finalized in April 2007, GKN is to deliver 200 737-300/500 blended winglet aircraft sets over several years.
2008-06-30
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Lockheed Martin is drawing upon its experience in the practical use of advanced metals to make a number of significant improvements to the manufacturability and supportability of its three most important aircraft: the C-130J, F-22, and F-35.
2008-06-30
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Because orbital drilling allows for drilling and finishing in a single operation, a fully implemented process can reduce drilling time by 50% over conventional methods, according to Novator. The need to disassemble the parts to remove burrs is eliminated.
2008-06-30
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Reducing cycle time and time to market while improving quality and efficiency are the benefits customers of Intercim’s Pertinence Suite can expect, according to the company. The Suite manages the entire production process, from design through final inspection.
2008-06-30
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Renishaw says early adopters of its ultra-high-speed scanning system for coordinate measuring machines are achieving good productivity gains. At the heart of the Renscan5 system is the infinite-positioning REVO head. The system is being applied to complex parts that take long to manufacture.
2008-06-30
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Eclipse Aviation will use an integrated software suite from Right Hemisphere to generate consistent and transferable manufacturing and maintenance procedures for its production facilities in Albuquerque, NM, and for its various service centers in the U.S.
2008-06-30
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The need to develop alternative fuels for all transport systems is becoming increasingly important, and Airbus is taking part in the French CALIN (Carburant Alternatifs et Systèmes d’Injection Innovants) research project. Launched in July 2007, it is scheduled to continue for another 20 months. In CALIN, Airbus is working with major research institutions including ONERA, IFP, and CNRS, and with industry partner Safran.
2008-06-30
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The family of Parylene conformal coatings (N, C, and D) has been used as a rugged, reliable protection solution for a wide range of aerospace applications for more than 35 years. However, while these standard formulations still meet the coating requirements of most applications, some of the leading-edge technology in aerospace devices often need a little more.
2008-06-19
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Designed to set all 4, 5, 6, and 8-size blind rivets, including high-strength and stainless steel, the POP ProSet 3400 rivet tool from Emhart Teknologies delivers 4148 lb (18.45 kN) of pulling power.
2008-06-19
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The Mini Mill 2 from Haas Automation is a versatile CNC machining center with extended travels of 20 x 16 x 14 in (508 x 406.4 x 356 mm) on each axis.
2008-06-19
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Epson Robots offers the G-Series high-performance SCARA robots for Micro PowerDrive Controllers.
2008-06-19
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The DT9872 from Data Translation is the RTD (resistance temperature detector) version of the TEMPpoint temperature measurement instrument product line.
2008-06-19
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The Bosch Rexroth CDT1 and CDT4 series of tie-rod hydraulic cylinders feature a single removable ductile iron bearing for improved service life.
2008-06-19
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BAE Systems announced a five-year, $58.4 million facility expansion project to consolidate its current facilities and increase the company’s presence in the Sterling Heights, MI, area. BAE Systems will immediately begin hiring approximately 460 new engineering and high-technology personnel, and continue through the next five years.
2008-06-19
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KMT Robotic Solutions says its new RoboTrim RT-1002 robotic routing system provides reduced cycle times for trimming thermoformed, injection molded, and rotationally molded parts. Using TrimPro and CamPro CADCAM software, users can create programs offline, build virtual work cells, and simulate and optimize the cycle times of existing cells without building a prototype or bringing the system out of the production line.
2008-06-19
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Cleaning paint fixtures is an important but often time-consuming aspect of the vehicle manufacturing process. KMT Robotic Solutions has launched a robotic cleaning system to remove excess paint on trolleys that transport parts to and from the paint shop, with the goal of reducing the possibility of fire when trolleys are in paint ovens.
2008-06-19
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MAN Nutzfahrzeuge opened a new assembly plant for heavy trucks in Niepolomice, near Cracow, Poland. The new plant will build heavy MAN trucks with gross weights over 16 t (18 ton), mostly from the MAN TGA WW range.
2008-06-19
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Perkins announced plans to build a new manufacturing facility in China to produce small- and medium-size diesel engines. The manufacturing facility in Wuxi, Jiangsu province, would initially produce the Perkins 400 Series, a range of three- and four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, naturally aspirated, and turbocharged indirect-injection engines.
2008-06-19
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Used to feed pre-cut flat sheets through a configuration of four position-controlled programmable rollers, AddisonMckee’s ShellRoller machine can form the outer shell of a muffler or catalytic converter in virtually any round, oval, or asymmetrical configuration and is suitable for use with carbon steel, stainless steel, and titanium.
2008-06-09
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Two automakers are preparing for the future by spending substantial money to beef up their operations in India.
2008-06-05
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BMW continues to plan further developments of its Mini brand and has announced that a sports activity vehicle (SAV) version will be built by Magna Steyr in Graz, Austria.
2008-05-09
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Body panels on two different sports cars make a flashy styling statement for non-metal materials. Plasan provides the carbon-fiber panels for the 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, while Meridian supplies the 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10's SMC hood.
2008-05-07
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Schneider Electric recently launched what it calls the Automation and Control Innovation Center, a hands-on demonstration area at its facility in Raleigh, NC, designed to highlight the company’s ability to provide industrial solutions, not just products.
2008-04-25
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FANUC Robotics’ five-axis LR Mate 200iC/5H robot, which is designed especially for small part assembly applications typically handled by SCARA-type robots, meets the needs of a variety of industries including electronics, plastics, and machinery.
2008-03-31
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While the France-based automaker has no action plans for re-entering the U.S. marketplace, the company is very active in the emerging markets.
2008-03-31
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Silastic 100% fluoro liquid silicone rubber (F-LSR) from Dow Corning is a fully fluorinated two-part injection moldable elastomer designed to meet increasingly stringent automotive engine temperature, fuel, and oil-resistance specifications while improving environmental sustainability during manufacturing.
2008-03-31
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Modern automotive subsystems depend on an integrated mix of electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, and software technologies. To help account for this mix of technologies, General Motors Powertrain, with some help from Synopsys, pioneered a Signal Delivery Subsystem development process to design electronic controls and analyze technology interactions.
2008-03-31
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Cleaning paint fixtures is an important but often time-consuming aspect of the vehicle manufacturing process. KMT Robotic Solutions has launched a robotic cleaning system to remove excess paint on trolleys that transport parts to and from the paint shop, with the goal of reducing the possibility of fire when trolleys are in paint ovens.
2008-03-31
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An interior products supplier recently clamped down on commodity craziness by eliminating more than 2000 fasteners from its design bins. IAC's purging process concluded with 39 different connecting devices being deemed cost- and performance-appropriate.
2008-03-31
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While traditional paint still dominates automotive-exterior coatings, paint film is steadily replacing it on those surfaces that must deliver high wear resistance. Made by Soliant and competitors including Avery-Denison, Decoma, and Mayco-Schulman, paint film is an ultra-thin painted elastic film that is bonded to plastic parts (in a variety of substrate types) during their molding.
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