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Faster, lighter, stronger: Aerospace composites join together advanced materials

2018-02-13
Boeing and Airbus forecast a worldwide demand for up to 40,000 new aircraft over the next two decades. With a 10-year production backlog and new aircrafts increasingly counting on lightweight composites, manufacturing companies are developing advanced sandwich-structure composite solutions to fill the production gap.
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Military, suppliers focus on long-term technical advances, compatibility

2018-02-08
Equipment developers are moving quickly to ensure that military users will have long-term access to boards and modules that provide higher performance, easy replacement, and reduced costs. Board and system designers adopting new technologies are standardizing interconnection layouts to ensure that boards designed by various suppliers can be used to upgrade systems as technology advances.
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Designing composite engine cowling for improved heat resistance

2018-02-04
Thermal imaging data obtained from a FLIR high-performance camera shows that the expected turbine output temperature is approximately 285°C when the helicopter is in forward flight. However, during hover operations a steady state temperature of about 343°C will be reached.
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Adient rethinks interior technology for autonomous vehicles

2018-01-23
Designers are envisioning new looks for vehicle interiors, as in-vehicle connectivity and electrified powertrains usher in the autonomous driving age. As more EVs enter the marketplace with battery packs housed underneath the cabin floor, the door opens to a new era of interiors.
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What we're driving: 2018 Kia Stinger

2018-01-22
A lithe new rear-drive platform, husky turbocharged engines and aggressive pricing are watchwords for Kia's all-new Stinger, a GT making a run at the luxury-sport establishment.
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What we're driving: 2018 Mercedes-AMG E 63 S 4Matic+

2018-01-22
It isn’t every car maker that introduces you to your new car with a session on a tight and slippery test track - but it's useful education for exploiting the capabilities of the hugely powerful Mercedes-AMG E 63 S 4Matic+.
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Paccar reveals new and future tech at CES 2018

2018-01-18
At the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, Paccar's Peterbilt unit reveals an SAE Level 4 autonomous demonstrator and Kenworth shows a fuel-cell-powered Class 8 that's ready for road-testing.
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