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2015-05-28
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Additive manufacturing is making significant headway in aerospace production programs, as evidenced by recent announcements that Airbus and rocket manufacturer United Launch Alliance both are—or soon will be—flying aircraft that incorporate 3D-printed parts enabled by Stratasys.
2015-05-27
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Efforts to replace tropical rubber trees with a wild desert shrub that grows in Southwestern U.S. and Mexico are just beginning to bear fruit.
2015-05-20
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A custom tractor-trailer technology demonstrator built by Alcoa is outfitted with various current and “soon-to-be-available” aluminum solutions that altogether can reduce the weight of a tractor-trailer by up to 2500 lb (1135 kg) compared to traditional steel components.
2015-04-29
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GKN Aerospace recently announced two collaborative research projects related to the advancement of additive manufacturing (AM) within the aerospace industry. One is a program to develop titanium powder specifically formulated and blended for AM of aerospace components. The second is a strategic partnership with Arcam to develop and industrialize a promising new additive process, electron beam melting.
2015-04-27
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Product designers and engineers can now get injection-molded low-alloy steel prototypes and low-volume production parts at Proto Labs, Inc., to complement the company’s existing stainless steel materials for injection molding.
2015-04-27
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Dow Corning unveiled a significant enhancement to its Silastic fluorosilicone rubber (FSR) portfolio at the SAE 2015 World Congress, developing a more heat-resistant technology for applications in which temperatures exceed 220°C (428°F).
2015-04-27
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SSAB has launched Strenx, a new high-strength structural steel product brand that offers an extensive portfolio of high-strength steels designed for sectors where structural strength and weight savings are key competitive factors.
2015-04-16
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mycon developed a new coating system that is suitable for coating and painting longer parts, e.g., wires, belts, tubes, rods, and profiles.
2015-04-16
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Inside the turbocharger of your family car is a special material that was also used in the skin of NASA's X-15 rocket plane. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at Inconel, a material commonly used in turbocharger rotors. 
2015-04-16
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Daubert Chemical’s next-generation Nox-Rust 1290HP uses nanoscale chemistry to boost rust-inhibiting properties by 50%.
2015-04-13
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The basic concept of the tire hasn’t changed since stone rollers used to help build the pyramids--it’s the way we make them and the design that has changed, says Ydo Doornbos of Trelleborg Wheel Systems Americas.
2015-04-10
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A new tool to precisely simulate the thermal processes in Lanxess’s weight-saving Tepex continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite was announced by the company at the recent Plastics in Automotive Engineering conference at Mannheim, Germany.
2015-04-06
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Turbine blades in TiAl are about half the weight of comparable nickel-alloy components but boast the same reliability and durability. The high aluminum content also makes the material resistant to oxidation and corrosion.
2015-04-01
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New water-rejecting coating explored by chemists at University College London and other universities makes for tough self-cleaning surfaces that might work on motor vehicles.
2015-04-01
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To equip its flagship sedan for the challenge, Cadillac designers and engineers have built the CT6 on a unique vehicle architecture, an aluminum-intensive body structure that is fully one-third steel. Twenty-one patents are pending for the new full-size, rear-wheel-drive, transverse-engine configuration, a variation of GM’s Omega II platform.
2015-04-01
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GM's all-new premium flagship sedan is about 200 lb (91 kg) lighter than the BMW 5 Series but offers the interior volume of the short-wheelbase 7 Series, thanks to what is arguably the industry’s most aggressive combination of lightweight materials, forming technologies, and new joining methods in a non-exotic sedan.
2015-03-30
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RoHS-compliant Amphe-HST from Amphenol Industrial is available in multiple colors with a maximum operating voltage of 600 V for various applications.
2015-03-24
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In the area of electronics enclosures, traditional metal structures conduct and spread heat over large surfaces, but composites act as insulation. Heat generated by components causes internal temperatures to rise and has detrimental impact on the performance and reliability of the electronics.
2015-03-24
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The Oakwood Group and its technology licensee companies are designing engineered thermoplastic solutions to help protect vehicle occupants, sports players, and soldiers from severe impact injuries.
2015-03-24
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Aerojet Rocketdyne recently completed a series of hot-fire tests of additive manufactured components for its AR1 booster engine at its Sacramento test facility.
2015-03-24
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NanoSteel expands its additive manufacturing material capabilities to support metal 3D printing of complex high hardness parts.
2015-03-23
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The company has expanded its additive manufacturing material capabilities to support metal 3-D printing of complex high-hardness parts and the ability to customize properties layer-by-layer through “gradient material design.”
2015-03-16
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Three new adhesives from Dow Automotive Systems offer environmental benefits when bonding elastomeric materials to metal, engineering plastics, or other elastomers.
2015-03-12
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Zyvex Technologies announces the Zyvex Nanotube Technology, a polymer-modified carbon nanotube additive for a range of host matrices including epoxies, elastomers, thermoplastics, rubber blends, and more.
2015-03-12
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Delo partners with Bollhoff to develop the Onsert fastening method, which securely connects elements and provides fast joining of removable screw connections using light-cured adhesive.
2015-03-12
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BASF offers low-emissions Acrodur Power 2750 X binder for lightweight automotive composites with integrated functions.
2015-03-11
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Novel aluminum-rich steel alloy could find structural use in road vehicles and even aircraft.
2015-03-09
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Every ounce of weight that can be removed from a vehicle helps it use less fuel and perform better. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at the use of magnesium in Porsche's new 911 GT3 RS. 
2015-03-05
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One of the main goals of ThyssenKrupp’s InCar plus (phase 2) project is weight reduction, which experts achieved with new A- and B-pillar concepts.
2015-02-19
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Conventional CT scanners cannot accommodate long or bulky aircraft components.
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