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Supercharging advances with clutches

2015-07-31
With an electromagnetic clutch located between the drive pulley and supercharger rotors, the blower can be disengaged during idle, light throttle, and cruising situations.
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V-Charging aims to add muscle to downsized engines

2015-07-31
Can a supercharger with a mechanical variable speed drive give a downsized engine the performance “feel” of a larger-displacement, naturally-aspirated unit without sacrificing efficiency? A joint U.K. research project aims to find out.
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Spot welding of non-ferrous metals

2015-07-27
Coldwater Machine’s new SpotMeld system is based on Refill Friction Stir Spot Weld technology. The system enables spot welding of aluminum (1000-7000 series), magnesium, non-ferrous, and dissimilar sheet materials.
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SsangYong takes on European challenge with Tivoli

2015-09-21
SsangYong is set on making meaningful inroads into the challenging European market, where aesthetics and engineering need to cohere convincingly to achieve real success. UK CEO Paul Williams describes it as a "challenger brand."
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Lubricants for cabin noise reduction

2015-08-28
Lubricant solutions from Klüber Lubrication reduce stick-slip and eliminate cabin noise generated by vibration and friction in automobile interiors.
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Light-metal shot blasting

2015-07-27
Walther Trowal’s new continuous feed tumblast machines have been specially adapted for shot blasting of light metals like aluminum and magnesium.
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High-strength aluminum alloys

2015-08-29
The Advanz 7000-series aluminum alloys from Novelis are designed for safety-critical components of vehicle structures.
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Toyota chief talks trucks

2015-10-06
Mike Sweers, Chief Engineer of the Toyota Tacoma and Tundra, spoke with Automotive Engineering at a recent Tacoma launch event about its development program and truck trends in general.
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Jaguar Design Director on the shape of things to come

2015-08-11
Ian Callum joined Jaguar in 1999, where he and his team created, among others, the R-Coupe, RD-6, C-X75, and C-X17 concepts. His Jaguar production model list spans, chronologically, the last generation XK (2006), followed by the XF, XJ, and the F-Type, in coupe and convertible forms. Now, Callum has led his team to create the new XF and future Jaguars.
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Ford GT prototypes "run naked" in public-road testing phase

2015-08-19
The 2017 GT development program has begun testing in southeastern Michigan, with the exotic American supercars running “naked” as they rack up miles amid daily commuter traffic. Automotive Engineering encountered and photographed one of the off-tool prototypes recently.
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Hyundai enhances NVH with 2016 Tucson’s re-engineered suspension—including ‘world first’ dual-member damper housing

2015-08-20
No area of the third-generation Tucson crossover utility vehicle was left untouched by Hyundai engineers, but particular attention was placed on re-engineering the chassis for improved ride and handling, and importantly, better NVH characteristics. The CUV employs a dual-reinforcing panel rear wheelhouse design, which optimizes panels that are prone to vibration, resulting in a 109% increase in rigidity.
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Porsche unveils new downsized, boosted 3.0-L boxer six

2015-09-08
Porsche's all-new turbocharged flat-six engines for the 2016 911 Carrera and Carrera S are full of technology tricks for more power and fuel efficiency. Will anyone miss the unblown 3.4-L and 3.8-L units they replace?
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Acoustic engine layer

2015-08-26
Basotect TG melamine foam from BASF is used for the acoustic layer in Volkswagen EA888 engine covers.
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