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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.
2013-08-14
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MTS Systems Corp., a supplier of test systems and position sensors, finalized an agreement with Shanghai Jiaotong University (SJTU) to establish an Aerospace Structural Strength Testing Demo Site at SJTU in Shanghai.
2013-08-05
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Donaldson Company, Inc., a worldwide manufacturer of air and liquid filtration systems and replacement parts for engines, is expanding test laboratories at its Bloomington, MN, corporate headquarters. 
2013-07-31
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Verisurf’s seventh generation of its Verisurf X computer-aided inspection, reverse engineering, and assembly guidance software has model-based GD&T inspection technology at its core, and it supports more options for reporting and presenting data, including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Adobe 3-D PDF Viewer.
2013-07-31
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The digital linear-ball-bearing gauging probe system from Measurement Specialties accurately measures manufactured parts during production for automated inspection screening and statistical process control data collection.
2013-07-29
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Stauff’s PPC-04-plus latest generation handheld hydraulic testers feature robust construction for use in harsh conditions.
2013-07-18
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To deliver 100% CMM-like inspection for high-volume automotive component manufacturing, a supplier of V6 valve covers tapped HAHN Automation to design and build an inspection system that relies on machine vision.
2013-07-18
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Researchers address some aspects regarding the modeling of a hydraulic circuit of a commercial excavator.
2013-07-17
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Simulation technology has enabled the Swedish manufacturer to test more vehicle configurations at a lower cost and with less disruption than it took to test just one configuration using its previous process, according to MSC Software.
2013-07-15
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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.
2013-07-12
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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.
2013-07-12
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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.
2013-07-10
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Dyno LaborSaver from SensorData Technologies (SensorData) is the industry’s first true dual-range rotating torque sensor series, according to the company.
2013-06-28
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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).
2013-06-25
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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.
2013-06-24
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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.
2013-06-21
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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.
2013-06-17
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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.
2013-06-11
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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.”
2013-06-10
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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. 
2013-05-31
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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.
2013-05-31
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Vision Research’s new Phantom Miro R-Series camera features a ruggedized body style.
2013-05-30
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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.
2013-05-30
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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.
2013-05-28
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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.
2013-05-14
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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.
2013-05-14
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Stauff's mechanical tester allows maintenance personnel to determine the performance of pumps, motors, valves, or cylinders, as well as of complete systems.
2013-05-14
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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.
2013-05-10
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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.
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