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2015-02-09
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Cadillac's new CT6, set for release in the fourth quarter of 2015, will be built with various types of advanced and lightweight materials and manufactured using a combination of joining techniques, a first for any GM model.
2015-02-02
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Its new platform has fully independent suspension and two four-wheel-drive systems. The Select-Terrain system included with 4WD has an rock-climbing mode added for off-road enhanced Trailhawk.
2015-01-30
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New approach to HVAC case design incorporates an optimized center section and side sections that can be shaped and sized for specific performance and packaging. Blower fan remains in separate case and a dual-fan design is available for more precise airflow management between outside air and recirculating air.
2015-01-20
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The air-cooled 3U nine-slot D2D chassis from Curtiss-Wright comes in a 3/4 ATR tall long format.
2015-01-20
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The No. 1031 is a 650°F electrically heated walk-in oven from Grieve, currently used at a customer location for curing composite components.
2015-01-15
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Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) had its latest 3-D printing technology at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, showing off a replica of a classic Shelby Cobra made via the rapidly propagating technology.
2015-01-14
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Car put on display is based on electrical and mechanical components from a Renault electric vehicle "city car" simply as a proof of process. Much testing and refinement remain. Help is being provided by Oak Ridge National Laboratory and SABIC.
2015-01-12
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Oxford Performance Materials launched in December the first two grades of its OXFAB 3-D printing technology—OXFAB-N and OXFAB-ESD—suitable for aerospace and other industrial markets, including transportation, energy, and semiconductor applications. The company claims this is the first time PEKK is being used for 3-D printing in aerospace and industrial applications.
2015-01-05
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Treating molten metal with ultrasound is cleaner and more efficient than using argon rotary degassing to produce high-quality castings, according to scientists at Brunel University London. Cost reduction is another benefit, demonstrated in the research team's pilot-scale trials.
2014-12-31
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NASA has formed unfunded partnerships with four U.S. companies to develop new space capabilities available to the government and other customers. The Collaborations for Commercial Space Capabilities (CCSC) initiative is designed to advance private-sector development of integrated space capabilities through access to NASA's spaceflight resources and ensure emerging products or services are commercially available to government and non-government customers within approximately the next five years.
2014-12-22
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New adjustable angle heads from BENZ help manufacturers improve their machining and milling operations by enhancing productivity and efficiency.
2014-12-17
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At any one time, up to 80 new steel grades are under development at ArcelorMittal. The person responsible for these advanced-development activities is Greg Ludkovsky, Vice President of Global R&D. Ludkovsky spoke with Automotive Engineering this fall at the AM/NS Calvert plant in Alabama, which the company touts as “the world’s most advanced steel finishing facility.”
2014-12-16
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Interest in automated guided vehicles to convey product from one station to another on the plant floor assembly line continues to grow as manufacturers look for greater flexibility, scalability, and sustainability in their operations, says RedViking.
2014-12-12
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Al-Fe Heat Treating adds glycol quenching to its aluminum heat treat services.
2014-12-03
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SAE International’s new book, Counterfeit Electronic Parts and Their Impact on Supply Chains, examines how counterfeit parts are negatively affecting the aviation, spacecraft, and defense sectors and what can be done about it.
2014-12-01
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Dry drilling of composite-Ti stack-ups via CO2 avoids the problems associated with liquid coolants used in fuselage hole drilling, while delivering benefits in productivity, tool life, and hole quality.
2014-11-26
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High-tech design causes time to remanufacture engines to nearly triple and adds to cost, while used engines remain a competitive factor. However, Purdue University data shows remanufacturing is far more energy efficient than installing a new powerplant.
2014-11-25
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The SXUVPS4 multi-element photo detector from Opto Diode has a 5 mm² active area in a quadrant configuration.
2014-11-25
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The YASDA YMC 430 Ver. II micro machining center from Methods Machine Tools, Inc. is suitable for the ultra-precise manufacturing and high surface finishes required on small, complex features in components and dies or molds.
2014-11-25
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3D Systems has developed its fastest fab-grade selective laser sintering system yet, the ProX 500 Plus.
2014-11-20
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Bridgestone Americas announced on Nov. 18 the opening of its off-highway radial tire plant in Aiken County, SC—the first plant of its kind for Bridgestone outside of Japan, according to a company spokesperson. 
2014-11-18
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Scientists at Fraunhofer have developed a high-resolution magnetic line camera to measure magnetic fields in real time, which is particularly useful for quality assurance during the manufacture of magnets.
2014-11-18
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Potential exists for more efficient re-use of rare earth elements, Purdue professor asserts. Regardless of choice, original component design should be engineered for dismantling to enhance end-of-life recovery, he tells Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week forum in Las Vegas.
2014-11-17
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Composite supplier Toray Industries signed an agreement to expand its current contract for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner to include the 777X wings. The addition of the 777X to the current 787 contract represents a significant increase in the material provided to Boeing by Toray.
2014-10-29
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NASA and Aerojet Rocketdyne have successfully completed a series of hot-fire tests on an advanced rocket-engine thrust chamber assembly using copper alloy additive manufacturing technology. Full-scale demonstration is the next step in the technology’s development path.
2014-10-29
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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) on Oct. 29 announced its intention to sell its Ferrari S.p.A unit. The separation will be effected through a public offering of FCA's interest in Ferrari equal to 10% of Ferrari's outstanding shares and a distribution of FCA's remaining Ferrari shares to FCA shareholders.
2014-10-28
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Lexus tops Consumer Reports' annual reliability survey, with the three Toyota brands (including Scion) finishing in the top 10. Asian automakers hold 7 of the tops 10 spots. Fiat finishes last among the 28 brands included in the survey, with sister brands Dodge, Ram, and Jeep, occupying the last 4 spots.
2014-10-24
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Boeing on Oct. 21 celebrated the groundbreaking of its new 777X Composite Wing Center at the Everett, WA, campus. Permitting for the new 1 million-ft² facility was completed seven weeks earlier than anticipated, allowing for an accelerated start to construction.
2014-10-22
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WABCO Holdings Inc. recently opened its fifth manufacturing facility in India, located in Lucknow. The new plant will supply advanced braking technologies, including antilock braking systems (ABS), actuators, and a range of braking valves, for multiple global heavy-truck and bus manufacturers operating in India.
2014-10-21
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Novelis has officially opened what it claims is China's first plant dedicated to the production of heat-treated aluminum automotive sheet, making the company the only one producing automotive aluminum sheet in all three of the world's major automobile producing regions: Asia, Europe, and North America.
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