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2009-08-12
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In the grand scheme of things, 2020 isn’t that far away. I see three megatrends influencing the use of composites in off-highway mobility.
2009-08-12
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BMW's new flagship sedan meets EU5 and ULEV II standards with even more power.
2009-08-12
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Polymer composites made with fibers covered in "forests" of carbon nanotubes are tougher than traditional unmodified fiber-reinforced polymer composites.
2009-08-12
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The namesake company behind McLaren Canadian-American (Can-Am) Challenge Cup racing shifts into overdrive with an $8.5 million investment to support high-volume production applications.
2009-08-12
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With the TWIN spindle centers, it is possible to machine two identical workpieces at the same time.
2009-08-11
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Nissan has used Japanese university research on cerebral blood flow to design Forest A/C, a climate control system that produces breeze-like airflow with rainforest wood and plant life aromas. New sensors detect interior and exterior odors, and a high-performance filter and ionizer contribute to air purification.
2009-08-10
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Toyota Prius fuel economy has always been about more than its gasoline-electric hybrid system. Low coefficient of drag, high-efficiency charging system, low-rolling-resistance tires, and zero-drag brakes also make measurable contributions. The 2010 model adds ejector-cycle air conditioning to the list.
2009-08-07
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Allison Transmission Inc. was awarded a $62.8 million U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Grant to continue its efforts to design, develop, and manufacture a cost-competitive commercial hybrid truck drive system.
2009-08-07
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Combine Mercedes-Benz experience with fuel-cell buses to date with the hybrid drive elements of the diesel-electric Citaro G BlueTec serial hybrid bus and what is the result? The prototype Citaro fuel-cell hybrid bus, shown at the recent UITP Congress (the World Congress of the International Association of Public Transport) in Vienna.
2009-08-07
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Forty-eight projects will receive $2.4 billion in U.S. federal grant monies after being green-lighted by the U.S. Department of Energy as a way to fast-track next-generation automotive technology.
2009-08-07
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Heavy trucks that weigh less but still carry the same payload—that’s the future according to Volvo Group engineers. Though lightweight technology has mainly been the domain of Volvo Aero for its aircraft engine components, engineers at AB Volvo’s research company, Volvo Technology, believe using similar technology can reduce the weight of the cab and chassis in heavy trucks by at least 20% within 10 years.
2009-08-07
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Ansys Inc. announced that one of its customers, Maxwell Technologies Inc., has made its ultracapacitor components library available for use with Simplorer software. As a result, automotive, aerospace, and industrial-power engineers developing hybrid vehicles and other electric-powered products and systems now can use the energy-storage device models in their simulations.
2009-08-07
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The European Union Project, Highly Automated Vehicles for Intelligent Transport (HAVEIt), is developing technologies to help produce a new generation of “intelligent vehicles,” equipped with advanced driver-assistance systems.
2009-08-07
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Wabco has introduced two technological enhancements for its electronic braking systems (EBS) for truck and trailer combinations. The two developments are designed to improve the performance of braking systems fitted to extra long trailers and also truck and trailer combinations where two or more trailers are used.
2009-08-07
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Traditional application of polycrystalline diamond (PCD) to cutting tools poses a number of problems. MegaDiamond's solution is to produce carbide tool blanks for routers and drills with complex geometries formed or pocketed into them. Diamond powder is filled into the pockets and sintered into PCD.
2009-08-07
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For those whose work environment is inside a heavy-duty dump truck, construction vehicle, or tractor, ride quality is not just a comfort issue but is also beneficial for health and safety.
2009-08-06
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Although there is no crystal ball for our industry, SPAL—always a leader in advanced cooling systems—is continuously innovating products in preparation for the off-highway mobility world of tomorrow. As we head into 2020 and beyond, SPAL sees the demand for efficient distributed cooling systems greatly increasing.
2009-08-06
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A rule issued by the U.S. FAA on Aug. 3 requires that makers of new transport category airplanes certified for flight in icing conditions ensure the timely activation of ice-protection systems. The rule does not apply to existing airplanes (unless they undergo extensive design changes), but the agency is considering one.
2009-08-05
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BMW's Megacity Vehicle is SB LiMotive's first customer for its lithium-ion batteries. The electric car will go into production early in the next decade, according to the Munich-based automaker. The SB LiMotive joint venture between Samsung and Bosch was created in September 2008 to provide Li-ion batteries for automotive use.
2009-08-05
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NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) awarded Boeing a contract to provide a spin mechanism for the Soil Moisture Active and Passive (SMAP) observatory, which seeks to help scientists understand the effects of global warming on water systems and crop yields.
2009-08-05
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Lockheed Martin Corp. has agreed to acquire Sarasota, FL-based Gyrocam Systems LLC, a developer and supplier of gyrostabalized optical surveillance systems and sustainment field services principally to the U.S. military.
2009-08-05
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Rolls-Royce has announced plans to invest in four new factories and two advanced research programs in the U.K. The company will invest more than £300 million in the four factories, with £45 million of support to be provided by the U.K. government.
2009-08-05
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Triumph Group’s gear systems operations in Park City, UT, and Macomb, MI, have been awarded a multiyear supply agreement by Bell Helicopter to provide the main transmission assembly for the 429 helicopter.
2009-08-05
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The Leica TDRA6000 Total Station from Hexagon Metrology is used for large-scale installation, assembly, measurement, adjustment, and alignment applications such as in aerospace tooling and any other requiring the precision location of components in three-dimensional space.
2009-08-05
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While modeling and simulation tools still have some obstacles to overcome, they are letting engineers try many innovative techniques without spending money on prototypes.
2009-08-05
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A derivative of Boeing's Next-Generation 737-800, the P-8A is a long-range antisubmarine warfare, antisurface warfare, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance aircraft capable of broad-area, maritime, and littoral operations.
2009-08-05
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Gradall's XL 3200 III has boom forces and cycle times comparable to conventional excavators, but the low profile of the boom design allows it to work under bridges, trees, and other obstructions where a knuckle boom simply will not fit.
2009-08-05
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Alcoa and CIMC Vehicles (Shandong) Co., Ltd., a specialty truck manufacturer in China, have formed a strategic partnership to design and develop a new aluminum fuel tanker trailer for the Asian market.
2009-08-05
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Bobcat says its new M-Series excavators were re-engineered to save time and labor while making operators more comfortable.
2009-08-05
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Hybrid drives have been gaining ground in passenger cars for years. That trend is starting to emerge in the off-highway industry, particularly in equipment with frequent acceleration and braking, such as excavators, loaders, and forklifts.
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