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2014-06-19
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Three high-performance thermoplastics from Victrex have been added to the Digimat-MX material and modeling database to accelerate the application development process while helping to minimize component weight and costs.
2014-06-17
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Industry experts at Hyundai and Ford address the opportunities and challenges involved with moving toward composite-intensive vehicles. The Ford Multi-Material Lightweight Vehicle project, a collaboration with the U.S. DOE and Vehma International, illustrates the automaker's efforts to move toward lighter-weight materials such as carbon fiber, aluminum, and advanced high-strength steels.
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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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.
2014-06-05
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Automotive Lightweighting Using Advanced High-Strength Steels from SAE International is intended to help design engineers make informed decisions on what basic materials to use and how to optimize them to achieve cost-effective weight reduction and, consequently, better fuel efficiency.
2014-06-04
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Toyota moves toward silicon carbide-based semiconductors to boost efficiency.
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.
2014-05-22
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When making cellulosic ethanol from plants, one problem is what to do with a woody agricultural waste product called lignin.
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).
2014-04-30
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Granta Design at the recent SAE 2014 World Congress launched the Automotive Materials Consortium (AutoMatlC) that will bring together OEMs and suppliers in the automotive and off-highway sectors to develop best practices for materials information and use.
2014-04-28
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3-D catalytic activity of new open-frame nanoparticles is twenty times that of existing formulations.
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.
2014-04-24
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Johnson Controls’ FreshPer4mance coating for fabrics repels dirt and liquid from automotive seats and protects passengers from microbes and static.
2014-04-24
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With 76% high-strength and ultra-high-strength steel, larger welds, and extensive use of structural adhesives, the design is predicted to get top ratings from NHTSA and IIHS. Other highlights are a direct-injection 3.3-L V6, hands- and feet-free liftgate, and UVO infotainment with new eServices.
2014-04-21
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The Agera two-seat sports car has all carbon-fiber body, carbon-fiber wheels, and an in-house developed 5.0-L V8 rated at 1100 hp (821 kW) on premium pump gasoline, 1200 hp (895 kW) on E85. The transmission is a special dual-clutch 7-speed design developed in conjunction with Cima.
2014-04-16
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Sixteen AIC Metal Direct factory package colors have been added to ACME Quality Paints’ AIC product line for industrial, machinery, and equipment applications.
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.
2014-04-16
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SSAB offers Hardox wear plates in various thicknesses combined with updated dimensions and the ability to double as structural steel.
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.
2014-04-09
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Bob Akins, Vice President of Marketing and Sales, DSM Engineering Plastics Americas, talked with Automotive Engineering in this video interview from the show floor of the SAE 2014 World Congress, touching on the latest developments in engineered plastics and the continued push toward lighter, cheaper, greener.
2014-04-08
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Zyvex Technologies introduces a second-generation nanocomposite toughened with Arovex HT prepreg.
2014-04-08
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Xpel’s Ultimate paint protection film offers clarity and long-term durability to protect vehicles from stone chips, scratches, and abrasions.
2014-04-08
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Ruukki offers Optim and Raex hot-rolled, energy-efficient steels.
2014-04-08
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A dry-tech box from igus is a sample kit designed to help engineers find the right material bearing for an application.
2014-04-08
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Ultra-short pulsed laser deposition surface coating technology from Picodeon enables creation of porous or dense aluminum oxide (Al2O3) coatings on heat-sensitive substrates.
2014-04-08
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Cortec’s EcoLine 3680 is a certified bio-based, biodegradable, ready-to-use temporary coating for multimetal protection.
2014-04-08
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The Bluestop coating process from Nelson offers protection for chrome-plated exhaust components against chrome discoloration.
2014-04-08
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Honeywell introduces Solstice performance fluid with improved cleaning power for metal and plastic parts.
2014-04-07
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Adchem offers 488M Red 8-mm (0.31-in) high caliper acrylic adhesive double-sided tape.
2014-04-07
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Custom diaphragms molded of co-polyester thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) from Minnesota Rubber and Plastics improve tensile strength while preventing the threat of pin-hole seal leaks.
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