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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.
2014-04-01
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With a patented approach to laser cutting of blanks from coil, LaserCoil Technologies systems enable companies to marry its laser cutting systems with any coil line automation, whether it be existing equipment currently in production or an investment in new or used equipment.
2014-04-01
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Miller improves select models in the XMT weld cable control (WCC) multi-process lineup to improve productivity, quality, and safety.
2014-03-24
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The technology organization has developed an innovative process to help reduce the cost of composite component use. Features normally added in a separate operation, such as clips and inserts for threaded fasteners, can now be molded directly onto the back of high-quality composite panels, producing a more cost-effective part than a conventional bonded assembly.
2014-03-10
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The continued use of composite materials in aerospace has revealed other challenges that need to be addressed while the solutions to material and manufacturing cost are reduced. Before the widespread use of the material in transportation vehicles can be realized, safety challenges surrounding the material must be addressed.
2014-03-10
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NanoFocus’ μsurf cylinder tool, which will be displayed at the SAE 2014 World Congress April 8-10 in Detroit, provides a nondestructive technique for high-resolution 3-D measurements of the inside of cylinder bores and liners.
2014-03-10
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The Objet500 Connex3 color multi-material 3-D printer from Stratasys is the first and only 3-D printer to combine colors with multi-material 3-D printing, according to the company.
2014-03-07
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Most rapid prototype parts are brittle or turn limp in warm water, and can only take engineers so far during development. Synergeering Group has developed a way for rapid prototype parts to be functional—on a running engine.
2014-03-07
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Ford is investing $168 million to retool its Ohio Assembly Plant near Cleveland for production of its MY2016 F-650/F-750 medium-duty trucks. Mexico is home to production of the current generation of those models.
2014-03-05
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Stamped aluminum is shown to offer advantages in weight and cost over die-casting.
2014-03-05
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Previously having been strictly a contract manufacturer for Westport Innovations, Delphi Automotive under a new agreement will co-develop with Westport new high-pressure natural-gas fuel injectors, the companies jointly announced March 3.
2014-02-26
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President Barack Obama on Feb. 25 announced that the creation of two “manufacturing innovation hubs” in which the public and private sectors will work together to “bridge the gap between applied research and product development by bringing together companies, universities, and other academic and training institutions.”
2014-02-26
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In 2013, more than 90% of Honda and Acura automobiles sold in the U.S. were made in North America. With the recent start of production at a new plant in Celaya, Guanajauto, Mexico (about 250 km northwest of Mexico City), that percentage is expected to grow to more than 95%.
2014-02-24
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In a recent report, owners of MY2011 vehicles reported a higher rate of problems than did owners of MY2010 vehicles in a similar report a year ago. Lexus had the best overall score for the third year in a row in J.D.
2014-02-24
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Constellium N.V. and UACJ Corp. recently announced their intention to form a joint venture for production of aluminum automotive sheet for body-in-white (BIW) applications. The companies plan to invest $150 million in a new plant that will include a continuous heat treatment and conversion line with an initial target capacity of 100,000 t (110,000 ton) supplied by cold-rolled coils from both partners’ rolling mills.
2014-02-24
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GKN Aerospace is leading a project under the Structures Technology Maturity (STeM) program that aims to automate the assembly of aircraft structures with the goal of creating consistently high-quality wing structures 30% faster than is possible today.
2014-02-24
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Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has been awarded a $5.8 million contract from the Defense Weather System Directorate at the Space and Missile Systems Center in Los Angeles, CA, for the production of the Ion Velocity Meter (IVM) under the U.S.
2014-02-24
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Boeing has selected its Everett, WA, site as the location for a new composite wing center for the 777X program. Boeing evaluated criteria that were designed to find the wing fabrication location that would best support the 777X business plan.
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