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Meeting the need for engineering talent

2014-06-16
Ford Recruiting Manager Laura Kurtz discusses the hiring process at Ford and the types of skills that can help a candidate stand out from the pack.
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Dirac claims 'new approach' to sound optimization

2014-06-13
Volvo is making Dirac's "active acoustic treatment of the listening space" technology (called Unison) available in the new XC90 with the Bowers & Wilkins audio system. According to Dirac, Unison co-optimizes the loudspeakers in frequency, time, and space for the "best possible bass integration and clarity."
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Compact switches

2014-06-12
C&K Components’ line of compact PCB-mounted switches now includes two new medium power switch series that feature either momentary or locking actuation configurations.
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Ford test-protocol error causes EPA ratings revision

2014-06-12
The cause of the issue was an error in the process Ford engineers used to correlate wind-tunnel testing into their Total Road Load Horsepower (TRLHP) factor that is key to the vehicle fuel economy models that are ultimately submitted to the U.S. EPA.
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Simulating to track soot formations in diesel engines

2014-06-11
Reaction Design worked with a German premium automotive company to build cylinder-combustion simulations for a high-performance diesel engine with the goal of accurately and quickly predicting combustion performance and the effects of varied operating conditions on soot emissions.
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3-D tool-pathing solution

2014-06-09
Through collaborative efforts, Spatial Corp. and Omax Corp. offer an easy-to-use 3-D tool pathing solution for waterjet machining.
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igus develops 3D-printable bearing material with low-friction properties

2014-06-09
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.
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Book explores role of AHSS in vehicle lightweighting

2014-06-05
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.
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