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2013-07-15
A safe, reliable, and easy-to-use charging infrastructure is key to further market acceptance of plug-in vehicles. With that in mind, SAE International is seeking participation from OEMs and electric-vehicle-supply-equipment (EVSE) manufacturers in a project to develop consensus-based industry standards and test procedures addressing EVSE-vehicle interoperability.
Article
2013-07-12
Extensive simulation and highly focused testing facilities are proving vital to enable Federal-Mogul to successfully keep pace with new demands placed by OEMs on engine components’ suppliers.
Article
2013-07-12
Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services recently opened a new automotive testing laboratory in Tianjin, China. The lab occupies 3000 m² (32,300 ft²) and contains the latest equipment to provide comprehensive reliability testing services to the automotive supply chain in North China.
Standard
2013-07-11
This specification covers procedures for ultrasonic immersion inspection of premium grade wrought titanium and titanium alloy round billet 5.0 inches (127 mm) and over in nominal diameter. This inspection procedure has been used typically for locating internal defects such as cracks, voids, inclusions, and other structural discontinuities which may or may not be exposed to the surface in billets, but usage is not limited to such applications. Testing normally will be by longitudinal procedure, but shear wave procedure may be added when agreed upon by purchaser and vendor. This specification includes zoned inspection and digital data acquisition.
Article
2013-07-10
Dyno LaborSaver from SensorData Technologies (SensorData) is the industry’s first true dual-range rotating torque sensor series, according to the company.
Standard
2013-07-10
This specification covers a coating consisting of finely-powdered graphite in a heat-resistant inorganic binder.
Standard
2013-07-09
The basic requirements of AS9100A apply with the following clarifications. This document supplements the requirements of AS9100A for deliverable software. This supplement contains Quality System requirements for suppliers of products that contain deliverable embedded or loadable airborne, spaceborne or ground support software components that are part of an aircraft Type Design, weapon system, missile or spacecraft operational software and/or support software that is used in the development and maintenance of deliverable software. This includes the host operating system software including assemblers, compilers, linkers, loaders, editors, code generators, analyzers, ground simulators and trainers, flight test data reduction, etc., that directly support creation, test and maintenance of the deliverable software. Where Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) or non-developmental components are integrated into a deliverable product, the organization and the customer shall agree on the extent of applicability of this supplement.
Standard
2013-07-08
This specification establishes the requirements for anodic coatings on aluminum alloys.
Article
2013-06-28
Ricardo has announced construction of a $10-million Vehicle Emissions Research Center (VERC) in Shoreham, U.K. VERC’s focus is low-carbon, low-emissions vehicle research. The planned 2000-m² (21,500-ft²) facility will include two vehicle test cells, four-wheel-drive chassis dynamometers, and advanced emissions testing equipment, and will be climatically controlled with a temperature range of -35 to +55°C (-31 to +131°F).
Article
2013-06-25
The risk of a vehicle occupant being exposed to a fire due to use of the new refrigerant R-1234yf is conservatively estimated at 3 x 10-12 event per vehicle operating hour—almost six orders of magnitude less than the current risk of vehicle fire due to all causes and "well below risks that are commonly viewed as acceptable by the general public," according to a cooperative research project (CRP) administered by SAE International and referred to in a June 25 press release from the organization.
Article
2013-06-24
The Advanced Technical Center joins the Pan-Asia Technical Automotive Center in Shanghai for local engineering and research support for vehicle and powertrain engineering, parts evaluation, materials research, and importantly, battery technology evaluation and testing.
Article
2013-06-21
The SAE International EG-1A Balancing Committee is drafting new standards to modernize best practices for the design and use of tooling, fixtures, and accessories that mount and drive gas turbine engine rotors on horizontal and vertical balancing machines.
Standard
2013-06-21
This specification covers the engineering requirements for electroless deposition of low-phosphorus nickel on various materials and the properties of the deposit.
Article
2013-06-17
The Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) as part of the company's effort to certify its Falcon 9 v1.1 Launch System for National Security Space (NSS) missions.
WIP Standard
2013-06-14
This specification covers the requirements for automatic shot peening of surfaces of parts by impingement of media, including metallic, glass, or ceramic shot.
Article
2013-06-11
The reliability of fast-charging of plug-in vehicles got good grades in a recent joint testing program by General Motors and BMW. Engineers conducted dc fast charging according to the SAE J1772 standard over several days and came away from the experience confident that the charging stations of several suppliers that participated in the test program “will consistently allow an electric vehicle to take on an 80 percent charge in about 20 minutes.”
Article
2013-06-10
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is preparing to open a Vehicle Systems Integration Laboratory in July, with a focus on powertrain. Manufacturers will be able to test different designs under real-world conditions, which helps save time and cost. 
Article
2013-05-31
The Fluke VT02 visual IR thermometer troubleshooting camera features an infrared heat map to combine the insight of a thermal imager, visual images of a digital camera, and the point-and-shoot convenience of an infrared thermometer.
Article
2013-05-31
Vision Research’s new Phantom Miro R-Series camera features a ruggedized body style.
Article
2013-05-30
With oil reserves being consumed at an unprecedented pace as global demand rises and prices on a consistently upward trend, short of a new power source being invented, fuel will remain as the single largest operating cost in aviation.
Article
2013-05-30
The technology is not yet sufficiently developed to allow self-driving vehicles to be operated on public roads for purposes other than controlled testing, NHTSA (U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) said May 30 in issuing guidelines and recommendations to that effect.
Standard
2013-05-29
This specification covers the engineering requirements for producing brazed joints in parts fabricated from steels, iron alloys, nickel alloys, cobalt alloys, and copper alloys by use of silver alloys, and the properties of such joints. This procedure has been used typically for joints requiring high strength up to 400 degrees F (204 degrees C), but usage is not limited to such applications.
Standard
2013-05-29
This specification covers a mixture of liquid hydrocarbons and soluble additives. To provide a standard composition, simulating aviation jet engine fuel. This fluid has been used typically in laboratory tests involving compatibility and interaction with aircraft materials, but usage is not limited to such applications.
Article
2013-05-28
Tekscan’s High Speed I-Scan is a pressure and force measurement system capable of capturing data from high-speed events such as impact studies and automobile safety and crash testing.
Article
2013-05-14
Magna Powertrain’s Engineering Center Steyr is exploring dual-fuel combustion engines and intelligent thermal management engineering, or a combination of both, as part of its efforts to reduce CO2.
Article
2013-05-14
Stauff's mechanical tester allows maintenance personnel to determine the performance of pumps, motors, valves, or cylinders, as well as of complete systems.
Article
2013-05-14
Intertek expands its existing engine development location in San Antonio, TX, with a testing facility to increase capacity and add a second EPA Part 1065-compliant constant volume sampling system.
Book
2013-05-13
The result of a combined effort between the Society for Machinery Failure Prevention Technology (MFPT) and the International Society of Automation (ISA), which held their conferences together in May, 2013, the proceedings are now are available in print format. Focusing on the theme of Sensors and Systems for Reliability, Safety and Affordability, the Joint Conference MFPT 2013 and ISA’s 59th International Instrumentation Symposium reflected the importance of sensing and condition management systems in lowering sustainment costs. The proceedings contain 33 technical papers chosen out of the 120 presented during the various sessions. These papers were organized in various categories: • Aerospace sensors • Health management tools and capabilities • Diagnostics • Wind turbines • Signal analysis • Diagnostics sensors • Thermographic phosphors • Condition based maintenance, Failure Prevention, Prognostics • Wireless sensors • Data analysis • Failure analysis • Systems Engineering and business case analysis As organizations, big and small, better understand the importance of preventive asset health management, more technologies and processes will be developed to respond to the needs and demands of new customers.
Article
2013-05-10
Advanced insulation packages, solar reflective film, and other thermal-management technologies enable heavy vehicles to reduce idle climate control loads, as demonstrated by NREL's CoolCab project in collaboration with industry OEMs and suppliers.
Article
2013-05-09
Maplesoft releases the MapleSim 6.1 system-level modeling and simulation platform with improved performance, additional tools for programmatic analysis and model development, and expanded connectivity options.
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