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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).
2014-07-29
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For fuselage-mounted equipment, ITT’s strut integrated isolator technology incorporates a fail-safe elastomeric cartridge directly in a strut, eliminating the need for separate elastomeric mounts.
2014-07-25
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ZF Friedrichshafen AG has formed a joint venture with YTO, a leading manufacturer of construction and agricultural machines, on the production of tractor steering axles for vehicles from 25 to 230 hp (19 to 172 kW).
2014-07-15
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Company says Fuselage Automated Upright Build is expected to yield safety, quality benefits; had been in development since 2012.
2014-07-15
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Northrop Grumman Corp. broke ground on a new $20 million Maryland Space Assembly and Test (M-SAT) facility on its Baltimore campus adjacent to Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.
2014-07-15
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Volkswagen announced July 14 that a new midsize SUV will be built at its Chattanooga plant in Tennessee, in accordance with the company's Strategy 2018 plan calling for an expanded industrial footprint in the U.S.
2014-07-15
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Electric propulsion has been limited so far to small movements of the satellites once it is in its geostationary orbit. The Boeing 702SP innovation is its use of electric propulsion to raise the satellite from its launch-vehicle drop-off point to geostationary orbit.
2014-07-14
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Engineers from Nissan Technical Center NA detail the automaker's efforts to advance composite structural closures by developing and producing a high-volume, fully recyclable composite liftgate with low metal content, which debuted on the 2014 Rogue.
2014-07-10
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H-D Advanced Manufacturing Co. (H-D) has acquired San Diego, CA-based Sungear Inc., a manufacturer of complex, high-quality, precision gear components for many of the world's aerospace suppliers. The company's loose gearing and gear assembly products perform critical functions in engine starters, auxiliary power units, and other applications.
2014-06-25
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BENZ Inc. has four new tooling systems: the LinA and LinS broaching tools, C-axis Angle Head, and Mini Flex-Angle Head.
2014-06-25
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Lockheed Martin Space Systems awarded a contract to ATK to provide UltraFlex solar arrays for NASA's InSight Lander mission, which will place a lander on Mars in 2016 to study the red planet's deep interior.
2014-06-23
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GE Aviation recently broke ground for its new machining factory in West Jefferson, NC. The new 80,000-ft² expansion will allow for increased capacity as the shop assumes additional machining work. The increase in volume is driven largely by orders for the new LEAP jet engine of CFM International, a 50:50 joint company of GE and Snecma (Safran) of France.
2014-06-20
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A cable installation simulator from W. L. Gore & Associates aids in evaluating the stress of installation on microwave airframe assemblies, thereby minimizing the risk of cable assembly damage or failure during installation.
2014-06-19
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Lack of voice recognition and clumsy Bluetooth pairing were cited by owners of new vehicles as being among the most common type of problems they experience in the first 90 days of vehicle ownership, according to the J.D. Power 2014 Initial Quality Study (IQS).
2014-06-16
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Specialist concept vehicle builder Envisage Group has developed new techniques to facilitate greater functionality and value for money in the creation of efficient concept vehicles.
2014-06-12
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MRO providers are discovering ways to innovate their procedures while remaining viable and profitable through the current downturn in government spending.
2014-06-09
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Through collaborative efforts, Spatial Corp. and Omax Corp. offer an easy-to-use 3-D tool pathing solution for waterjet machining.
2014-06-09
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igus has developed what it claims is the world’s first tribologically enhanced plastic filament for 3D printers, which are used to print full-size, three-dimensional objects. Specifically created for motion control applications, the low-friction material is 50 times more resistant to wear and abrasion than conventional 3D printer materials, according to the German plastics company.
2014-06-04
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Toyota moves toward silicon carbide-based semiconductors to boost efficiency.
2014-06-02
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SwiftStaticDischarge filter elements from Swift Filters employ a media technology that dissipates triboelectric charges generated via the flow of fluids through filter media.
2014-06-02
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Offers a stepped approach for evaluating possible areas for applying automation and a detailed description of the process for choosing, acquiring, and transitioning the right machinery for success.
2014-05-31
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Hexagon Metrology’s Leica T-Scan 5 handheld system for laser trackers is said to operate more than 15 times faster than the previous model.
2014-05-22
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Novel nanostructured AHSS sheet is readily cold-formable on existing production systems. NanoSteel, which developed the new AHSS alloys, is working to provide samples for trial by automakers such as General Motors as the new metals near the end of performance trials by domestic and foreign steel mills.
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