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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.
2014-05-13
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Balluff’s BVS universal vision sensor offers 360° part position detection, defect finding, contour-based counting and matching, barcode reading (linear and 2-D DM), and optical character verification (OCV).
2014-05-09
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BMW is doubling down on its commitment to carbon fiber with major capacity increases at the plant that makes the material for its new i brand of lightweight electrified vehicles. The plant (located in Moses Lake, WA, and owned by a joint venture between BMW and SGL Group called SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers) currently operates two production lines, exclusively for BMW i, with annual output of about 3000 ton (2721 t).
2014-04-28
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ATK reached agreement on a $178 million contract award as part of the U.S. Air Force's Phase 1 Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) buy from United Launch Alliance (ULA). The order value includes hardware for both of the cur-rent Air Force EELV launch vehicles, the Atlas V and Delta IV.
2014-04-25
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The demand for innovative manufacturing technology that produces lighter parts with stronger material grows each day in the competitive aerospace industry. 3-D printing, also known as “additive manufacturing,” is at the center of this innovation.
2014-04-23
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In a bid to deliver a system that combines quality control with process control, Hexagon introduces its 360° Smart Inline Measurement Solutions for automotive applications.
2014-04-23
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Available for the first time in the U.S., FORGE GUARD from FUJIFILM Electronic Materials U.S.A., Inc. is a security label that offers manufacturers of automobile parts or machinery a new alternative for their brand and anti-counterfeiting protection requirements.
2014-04-16
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Hypertherm introduces the portable Powermax30 XP plasma cutting system for high-power applications.
2014-04-16
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PI's P-763 XY nanopositioning stage offers an affordable addition to the company’s range of piezo stage positioners.
2014-04-16
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TECAST cast nylon stock shapes and custom parts from Ensinger offer a combination of physical and wear properties, along with inherently lighter weight, to provide users with a cost-effective alternative to metal parts.
2014-04-10
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Voraforce 5300 resin matrix from Dow Automotive Systems offers 90-s cycle times for resin transfer molding (RTM), making RTM-produced carbon-fiber composites suitable for mass production.
2014-04-05
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Increasing productivity, reducing costs, delivering new innovations, improving quality, and responding faster to customer needs, are all key objectives of a business accelerator model, says Trelleborg's Joe Woods.
2014-04-04
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According to Turck's Dave Lagerstrom, it’s realistic to forecast that future manufacturing facilities will continue to drive the evolution of automation, moving away from physical plant constraints and instead solving complexities of the processes that factories tie into.
2014-04-04
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According to CD-adapco's Frederick Ross, the first, and most difficult, stage in the construction of a virtual prototype is the process of pulling together all of the individual CAD parts that define a vehicle.
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