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2009-10-14
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If the internal-combustion engine gets iced, the freeze-out is decades away as the ICE is still warm to fuel efficiency gains.
2009-10-14
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Buses account for a high percentage of U.S. emissions, prompting an industry-wide push to reduce pollutant output. Alternatives such as natural gas and even gasoline hybrids are getting increased attention as regulators and vehicle owners try to balance conservation and cost.
2009-10-14
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Alternative fuels can help fleet owners save money, often without requiring large investments. But before vehicle owners switch to biodiesel and natural gas, they need to ensure that they are maintaining quality levels and making sound financial decisions.
2009-10-14
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Lightweighting is a goal not just for light vehicles, as the folks at Century Inc. will gladly tell you. Its Advanced Materials Division has developed an aluminum metal matrix composite (MMC) manufacturing technology, along with a demonstrator brake drum for heavy trucks that weighs 38.5 lb (17.5 kg) and is interchangeable with standard cast iron drums weighing 70 lb (32 kg).
2009-10-14
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The Alcoa fastener conforms to machine-induced micro texture inherent in fastener holes drilled in composite material, reducing the likelihood of electrical arcing in a lightning strike. A paper describing Alcoa’s solution, and the testing that led to it, will be presented at the SAE 2009 AeroTech Congress & Exhibition Nov. 10-12 in Seattle.
2009-10-14
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Omni-ID has released a suite of new RFID products specifically designed for the manufacturing, transportation, and defense industries to track high-value assets. The 100-ft-plus read range Ultra tag uses 512-bit memory and 240-bit EPCglobal Class-1 Gen2-compliant silicon.
2009-10-14
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A new report by an SAE International committee has standardized language that will help clarify existing standards on aircraft emissions. The report’s easy-to-understand language will assist modelers in creating more consistent results.
2009-10-14
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Alcoa Fastening Systems’ Assembly Tool Systems Division has developed a flexible quick-change socket system that can be used with pneumatic and battery-powered tool platforms configured to install a variety of break-off collars.
2009-10-14
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A carbon composite tape made with Fortron polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) engineering thermoplastic from Ticona Engineering Polymers is adding strength and taking mass out of braided fabric preforms manufactured by A&P Technology for advanced aircraft interior applications.
2009-10-14
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The ForceMate 2 Panel Repair System from Fatigue Technology is designed to bring fastener holes that have been ovalized, oversized, shifted off-center, or otherwise damaged back to nominal size.
2009-10-14
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ABB’s frequency converter is designed for machine applications that require a high level of protection.
2009-10-14
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With a new processor and twice the memory, dSPACE MicroAutoBoxes now feature the ability to compute larger models faster.
2009-10-14
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Bekaert with technical support from Xceldyne Technologies develops the exhaust valve coating CavidurHT, a diamond-like carbon coating that provides race teams with a high level of friction and wear resistance.
2009-10-14
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AC Schnitzer’s type VIII multipiece forged racing wheel is based on the design of the company’s type VI wheel.
2009-10-14
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The U.S. Air Force awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a nine-year contract, worth up to $3.8 billion, to provide Contractor Logistics Support for its fleet of KC-10 Extender refueling tanker aircraft. Northrop Grumman will provide supply chain management, depot-level logistics integration and support, engine maintenance, aircraft maintenance, and modifications for the KC-10 refueling tanker.
2009-10-14
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A readable textbook designed to help professionals understand QFD and serve as a reference for Six Sigma professionals.
2009-10-14
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The U.S. Army awarded Raytheon Co. a $13 million contract to develop additional sensor prototypes for the Advanced Distributed Aperture System (ADAS), which gives helicopter pilots 360º situational awareness.
2009-10-14
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The Boeing Co. and Russian Space Corp. Energia (RSC-Energia) signed a memorandum of understanding to work together on a future common docking system for advanced space exploration vehicles. The agreement outlines collaboration between the two companies to produce a mechanism based on Energia's existing Androgynous Peripheral Docking System, which has connected every space shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS) for more than 10 years.
2009-10-14
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The automated AIT Flex Track system with fastener insertion from Advanced Integration Technology (AIT) is able to drill, countersink, feed the fastener, apply sealant, and install the fastener at the point of use, reducing manual labor and improving hole quality when compared to previous versions.
2009-10-14
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Chene SA, a provider of non-destructive testing (NDT) services in Europe for more than 20 years, focuses on machining artificial defects on metal pieces, which are then used as reference standard models for NDT.
2009-10-14
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Goodrich Corp. will equip GE T700 engines powering Sikorsky H-60 Black Hawk, Jayhawk, and Seahawk helicopters for the U.S. Army, Coast Guard, and Navy, as well as Boeing AH-64 Apache helicopters for the U.S.
2009-10-14
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Under a $31 million Military Network Protocol contract issued by DARPA, a team led by Lockheed Martin is developing new cyber assurance procedures aimed at protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and security of military networks.
2009-10-14
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U.S. Army Aviation Missile Command (AMCOM) awarded Symetrics Industries a contract, expected to exceed $50 million, to design the next generation of the Improved data modems (IDM-304B) for installation on multiple Army aircraft.
2009-10-14
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The U.S. Department of Defense awarded CenTauri Solutions LLC a contract to conduct a demonstration of the operational feasibility and military effectiveness of integrating an advanced, lightweight, high-definition electro-optical sensor with an unintentional electromagnetic emissions sensor system on an autonomous, vertical takeoff and landing UAV.
2009-10-14
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The U.S. Department of Defense recently has adopted AS5553–Counterfeit Electronic Parts; Avoidance, Detection, Mitigation, and Disposition. SAE International had issued the standard earlier this year.
2009-10-14
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Alcan Extruded Products will supply SBS Transit, Singapore’s main public transport company, with its EcoRange body structure system, which includes aluminum extrusions, sheets, and joining elements, for 600 additional Scania city buses.
2009-10-14
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At the heart of the company’s MPAC solution is a 10-axis positioning unit that consists of an inner and outer system and that provides a work envelope unlimited in the X-axis and with a 180° A-axis. A paper describing this technology will be presented at the SAE 2009 AeroTech Congress & Exhibition Nov. 10-12 in Seattle.
2009-10-14
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Tri-Tech Precision Products has improved the performance of its five-axis spindle attachment for greater productivity. The attachment converts any three-axis CNC mill to a fully programmable five-axis machining center in 30 min for large parts and multiple part runs.
2009-10-14
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Until recently, companies had learned to rely solely on postproduction inspection methods and devices to detect any bad products before they might be shipped. Progressive companies are shifting their focus by putting less emphasis on the inspection stages and more emphasis on refining and improving the manufacturing process itself.
2009-10-14
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“While you can’t change the basics of how batteries work, you can change the materials that are used to create them,” asserted Bill Robinson, the CEO of Integral Technologies Inc. And that is precisely what the Bellingham, WA-based company did; it has developed a moldable conductive plastic called ElectriPlast, a polymer blend that can be used to conduct electricity.
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