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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.
2014-10-20
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Automakers are racing to cut the cost of lightweight materials that help boost fuel efficiency. In this week's SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at the U.S. and German automakers' push for low-cost carbon fiber.
2014-10-20
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GP:50 Corporation LTD’s Model 188/288/388 miniature flush diaphragm pressure transducer series’ unique flush diaphragm design makes possible accurate pressure measurements of high-viscosity fluids, even within high shock and vibration environments, without port plugging and clogging.
2014-10-17
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The OM-WLS-TEMP series wireless USB 2.0 full-speed temperature input module from Omega is fully compatible with both USB 1.1 and 2.0.
2014-10-08
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Chrysler Group LLC on Oct. 7 announced two personnel moves involving manufacturing operations. Brian Harlow was appointed President–Head of NAFTA Manufacturing, replacing Mauro Pino, who was named Head of Manufacturing for the Latin America region.
2014-10-03
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Polymer composites reinforced with the "wonder material" graphene could cut structural weight by a third or more, researchers claim.
2014-09-30
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Brose is manufacturing different vehicle mechatronic systems from its recently renovated New Boston, MI, plant.
2014-09-30
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The CNC system solution IndraMotion MTX from Rexroth has enhanced functionalities through Open Core Engineering.
2014-09-30
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European researchers examine simulation-based solutions for the manufacture of large-scale, liquid-resin-infusion composite substructures for aircraft and possibly ground vehicles.
2014-09-12
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High-performance metamaterial antennas could be compact, lightweight, conformable, and stealthy.
2014-09-08
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The Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience is a prototype tractor-trailer developed to demonstrate the possibilities of future transport, and the truck is not the only place where innovation reigns. The trailer body is built almost exclusively with carbon fiber, and it incorporates other technologies such as advanced adhesives and low-profile LED lighting.
2014-09-05
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Days before Tesla on Sept. 4 announced it has selected Nevada as the state in which it will build a large "Gigafactory' battery plant, Lux Research opined that the savings in lithium-ion battery costs owing to high-volume efficiencies will not be as much as the automaker expects it to be.
2014-08-25
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Coriolis Composites and SAFRAN Aircelle worked together on a thrust reverser component demonstrator made with carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) material and an AFP process. This component is an inner fixed structure, made of two monolithic carbon skins and a core.
2014-08-20
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KUKA Aerospace, a developer of automated manufacturing systems for aircraft manufacturing and assembly, is locating its first U.S. facility outside of Michigan in Everett, WA. The 29,000-ft² center will provide a service and maintenance hub close to KUKA Aerospace customers on the West Coast and help support current expansion.
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.
2014-08-15
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Shiloh Industries claims to offer the industry’s lightest aluminum door blank for mass production without compromising part integrity or formability, allowing automakers to further reduce mass compared to existing methods.
2014-08-05
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Horton recently introduced its most efficient fan blade, the WindShift WSE, according to a company release. It has been computer-optimized to allow for increased airflow and reduced operating noise. The WSE is a swept-blade design that generates greater static pressure at slower speeds.
2014-08-05
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GKN Aerospace is leading a consortium of U.K. companies in a 3½ year, £13.4 million research and development program called Horizon (AM) that builds on GKN Aerospace’s additive manufacturing (AM) capability.
2014-08-05
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GE Aviation recently hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking for a new $100 million jet engine assembly facility in Lafayette, IN. The 225,000-ft² facility will assemble the new LEAP engine of CFM International, a 50:50 joint company of GE and Snecma (Safran) of France.
2014-08-05
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Continental announced Thursday in a release that it has acquired 100% ownership of Emitec, an exhaust technologies specialist. Previously, it was a fifty-fifty joint venture with Continental and GKN. Emitec will become part of the Powertrain Division.
2014-08-01
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Researchers aim to develop a composite crashbox suitable for 1000 parts/day production at low cost and adapted to current mass-market vehicle design. Various matrixes, preform types, and manufacturing processes have been evaluated by axial and 15° off-axis crash tests. Solutions for short-term development are proposed, with 66% weight reduction compared to current steel parts, and an estimated price of less than €5 per saved kg.
2014-07-29
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ZF Friedrichshafen AG recently announced the expansion of its headquarters for China and Asia-Pacific, located in Shanghai. The company will expand its space for offices, laboratories, and test benches to 54,000 m² (581,000 ft²), an increase from the current 11,000 m² (118,000 ft²).
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