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2013-12-04
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Boeing sought a solution that would reduce the amount of manual drilling, improve hole quality, and increase overall productivity. Not for the first time, Electroimpact was key in developing an automated solution.
2013-12-02
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VIA Motors says it has begun retrofit electric vehicle production of vans at plant in Mexico, using General Motors commercial vehicles, with pickups based on Chevy Silverado to follow in 2014. Traction motor replaces OE transmission. Lithium-ion battery pack has 21.4 kW·h rating for 40 mi (64 km) all-electric range for truck, 35 mi (56 km) for van.
2013-11-26
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Made with silver-coated nickel filler, Master Bond EP79FL is a two-part, electrically conductive epoxy for bonding, sealing, and coating applications.
2013-11-26
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Methods Machine Tools, Inc. introduces Yasda Precision Tools' YBM 640V3 three-axis CNC vertical jig borer, which provides high-speed, precision boring and milling operations for high-accuracy mold, die, and complex component manufacturing.
2013-11-22
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Now that simulation and modeling are common techniques for designing equipment, standards groups are stepping in to add a bit more structure and compatibility for these tools. Two trade associations have paired up to establish a working group that aims to make it simpler to merge engineering analysis with overall systems behavior analysis.
2013-11-21
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Pratt & Whitney Canada is transforming its design and manufacturing processes, streamlining operations by eliminating steps and improving connectivity and compatibility. The moves are being made to help the company improve and maintain its engines while also setting the stage for a move into 3-D manufacturing.
2013-11-13
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The auto industry is facing a capacity shortage at the shops making the stamping dies and molding tools needed to produce vehicles, according to the Harbour Results, Inc. 2013 North American Automotive Vendor Tooling Study.
2013-11-02
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VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd. (VECV), a Volvo Group and Eicher Motors joint venture, is commercially producing engines at what it calls the most “technologically advanced engine manufacturing plant in India.”
2013-11-01
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Company's new hot-rolling and cold-rolling lines in Oswego are part of major initiative to increase its already large market share.
2013-10-30
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Tata Steel announced plans to build a vacuum induction melting (VIM) furnace at its Stocksbridge site in South Yorkshire, U.K., to enable it to tap into new market opportunities and develop innovative new products for the aerospace and oil and gas industries.
2013-10-28
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Heavy use of automation, a strong concern for environmental impact, and innovation in materials and processing technologies are major elements in the BMW i3 body manufacturing story.
2013-10-27
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It is the "automation and tooling partner" who offers a performance-based and advanced manufacturing systems integration approach that offers the next step-change, say Bombardier Aerospace and AIP Aerospace Odyssey.
2013-10-25
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Carbon-fiber-reinforced thermoset composites continue to be difficult to recycle, as they are a complex mixture of different materials such as thermosetting polymers, carbon fibers, and fillers. Researchers from the Universite Du Quebec at Montreal, Bell Helicopter Textron Canada, and the National Research Council Canada investigated using carded recycled carbon-fiber mats and epoxy resin to fabricate thermoset composite plates.
2013-10-24
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Mahindra Aerospace recently opened a 25,000-m² aerostructures manufacturing facility at the Narsapura Industrial Estate near Bangalore. The facility has the ability to accurately craft large, complex sheet metal parts using CNC routing, stretch-forming, bladder press, heat treatment, and other specialized equipment.
2013-10-24
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Bell Helicopter has announced several suppliers for the Bell V-280 Valor tiltrotor helicopter. AGC Composites and Aerostructures, Spirit AeroSystems, and GKN Aerospace will design, develop, and manufacture the over wing fairing, the fuselage, and the V-tail aerostructure and ruddervators, respectively.
2013-10-15
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General Motors Co. expects to save $40 million annually in fuel and other logistics expenses with the recent opening of a stamping plant right next to its vehicle assembly plant in Arlington, TX. It joins nine other contiguous GM stamping operations globally that have started production in the past five years.
2013-10-08
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Sikorsky Aircraft and Changhe Aircraft Industries Corp. signed an agreement for Changhe to produce S-76D commercial helicopter cabins. The S-76D helicopter is Sikorsky's newest aircraft. Changhe had previously provided cabins for the predecessor S-76C++ helicopter under an agreement signed by the two companies in 2007.
2013-10-04
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Assembly of large and complex carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) components requires the use of liquid resin-based materials for applications such as shimming and aerodynamic sealing. These materials generally require curing times up to 12 h; heated air technology can reduce that time to 2 h.
2013-10-01
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The MicroMAX JetMachining Center from OMAX provides the speed, versatility, and accuracy of abrasive waterjet technology to cut parts smaller than 300 μm from a range of materials, including exotic metals, advanced composites, polymer thermoplastics, and glass.
2013-09-29
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ZF Friedrichshafen AG has opened its 21st plant in China, the latest one beginning production of passenger car axles on Sept. 25 in Beijing. The German company invested €15 million in the facility, which employs about 350 and covers an area of about 32,000 m² (350,000 ft²).
2013-09-23
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NASA has selected six companies to participate in a government/industry partnership to advance composite materials research and certification; the project seeks to reduce the time for development, verification, and regulatory acceptance of new composite materials and structures.
2013-09-23
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A new BorgWarner manufacturing facility is under construction in the zone of Lanheses, Viana do Castelo, Portugal. The new facility is 31 mi (50 km) away from the facility it currently rents in Valença.
2013-09-13
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ABB’s robotic car body framing system GateFramer controls all motion in the system through the company’s robust robot controller, the IRC5.
2013-09-05
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Global thermoset material supplier Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. (MSC) has announced a collaboration with the Fraunhofer Project Center for Composites Research at Western University (London, Ontario, Canada) with the goal of developing a total solutions approach to high-volume, lightweight composites manufacturing for the North American automotive market. 
2013-09-03
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For the first time at Volkswagen, a “collaborative robot” is now being used at one of the OEM’s plants, according to Universal Robots, supplier of the device. The Danish robot maker says its UR5 unit inserts glow plugs in various diesel engines at VW’s engine plant in Salzgitter, Germany.
2013-08-27
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BigLever Software’s Gears 7.2, the latest version of the company’s industry-standard product line engineering (PLE) lifecycle framework, delivers multistage configuration capabilities needed for engineering organizations to create, deliver, maintain, and evolve their entire product family tree based on product line features.
2013-08-23
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AgustaWestland’s Brazilian subsidiary AgustaWestland Do Brasil is undergoing a major expansion with the building of a new facility in Sao Paulo that will include maintenance hangars with space that could accommodate a helicopter final assembly line, training center, bonded warehouse, workshops, and other supporting services including a dedicated heliport.
2013-08-20
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Scientists in the U.K. have developed a lead-free, high-temperature ceramic capacitor using a dielectric material they call Hiteca (HIgh TEmperature CApacitor), which has a high energy density and operates stably at 200°C (392°F) and above.
2013-08-19
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Vibration-induced shaking of a part wastes energy, increases noise, boosts stresses on associated components, and accelerates bearing wear. Eventually, vibration can degrade an entire machine and significantly raise maintenance and replacement costs.
2013-08-16
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Sonoscan’s Digital Image Analysis Toolbox is used for automated acoustic analysis of individual IC components, various types of bonded wafers including MEMS, and other devices.
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