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2014-04-01
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Freudenberg-NOK believes that the ability of a company to be innovative in all aspects of the design cycle—from material research and product engineering to final manufacturing and build—is a key element to the overall success of suppliers and OEMs alike.
2014-03-24
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A sophomore nabbed the top spot in a steel wheels competition focused on eye-appealing, lightweight-structure concept renderings from Lawrence Technological University design students. The 2014 competition required student designers to use the engineering results from the Steel Market Development Institute’s Lightweight Steel Wheel Project.
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.
2014-03-14
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To assist the automotive industry in its quest to develop ever more fuel-efficient technologies, Sandvik Materials Technology is launching two grades of seamless stainless tubing—Pressurfect and Pressurfect XP—to handle higher fuel pressures in gasoline direct injection (GDI) engines.
2014-03-14
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SAE International has published a new book titled "Plastics Application Technology for Safe and Lightweight Automobiles."
2014-03-13
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Out of the nearly 1500 technical papers being presented this year at the SAE 2014 World Congress & Exhibition, about 200 of them will focus on materials, and from a wide range of angles. In all, there will be 38 technical sessions with an emphasis on materials.
2014-03-10
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Shown at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, the concept uses a new construction method that brings together lightweight steels, a lightweight carbon fiber reinforced plastic structure, and power from a hydrogen fuel cell.
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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Stinger polypropylene rigid honeycomb-cored structural sheet from Coroplast will be displayed at SAE 2014 World Congress April 8-10 in Detroit.
2014-03-10
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FINEMET by Hitachi Metals is claimed to be the first nanocrystalline soft magnetic material to be developed.
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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Potential lithium-ion battery electrolyte replacement being researched at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill is non-flammable.
2014-03-07
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Donaldson’s Automotive Venting Solutions, which offer a variety of materials and configurations to meet the needs of automotive system suppliers, will be displayed at the SAE 2014 World Congress April 8-10 in Detroit.
2014-03-05
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Stamped aluminum is shown to offer advantages in weight and cost over die-casting.
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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Technical sessions focused on interiors at the SAE 2014 World Congress span the designated technology areas, including electronics, materials, and safety/testing. One example in the electronics area, to take place April 8 at 9:30 a.m., covers multi-media systems. As part of the discussion, Takata researchers will present new touchscreen concepts such as a smart display surface that could benefit steering-wheel design.
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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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.
2014-02-18
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Sandvik 3R60, the manufacturer’s next-generation 316L grade straight length and coiled hydraulic and instrumentation tubing, will be launched to North American customers at this year’s IFPE 2014 in Las Vegas. An austenitic chromium-nickel steel, Sandvik 3R60 offers higher strength, better weldability, and improved corrosion resistance.
2014-02-18
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Grede is developing lightweight chassis, powertrain, and drivetrain components—including safety-critical systems—for several heavy-equipment manufacturers using a patented ductile iron alloy called SiboDur.
2014-02-14
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Hamilton Standard custom engineered an all-stainless inline caster for a major aerospace supplier.
2014-02-14
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The LUVOCOM 8000 series of PEEK wear compounds from Lehvoss North America incorporates proprietary additives that further elevate the wear resistance of PEEK compounds.
2014-02-14
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The ANKOR Hydraulics hard chrome process from Enthone delivers corrosion resistance while offering a more sustainable alternative to other high-efficiency, etch-free hard chrome processes for hydraulics/fluid power applications.
2014-02-14
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Multi-material vehicles are becoming more prevalent as automakers attempt to reduce vehicle weight and boost fuel efficiency. Selecting the proper adhesive is critical when bonding dissimilar materials.
2014-01-29
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Formula One rules for the 2014 season have changed in many areas, most notably the use of smaller-displacement turbocharged engines and a stronger hybrid-electric drive motor. Accompanying these changes are new gearbox specifications for 2014. The new rules call for eight forward speeds rather than the seven gears used in 2013.
2014-01-21
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The Hobart Element family of gas-shielded, flux-cored wires feature the lowest manganese levels of any similarly classified filler metal in the marketplace, the company claims, helping companies to address compliance with environmental regulations.
2014-01-15
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Composites are a game-changing technology in the aerospace and defense markets and increasingly in the automotive, consumer, and medical industries.
2014-01-14
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Volvo’s new SPA (Scalable Product Architecture) will make a major contribution to the company’s aim that by 2020, no one should be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo.
2014-01-14
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New energy-saving smelting process could cut titanium powder prices by as much as 75%.
2014-01-12
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Researchers at Ashok Leyland make a case for choosing stainless steel over galvanized steel and aluminum for the complete bus structure. Although the initial material cost is higher for stainless steel, it scores better in other areas including mechanical and thermal properties and optimized structure weight. On the whole, the lower life cycle cost (LCC) offsets the initial material cost and yields rich dividends to the end customer, they claim.
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