The E-Fan X demonstrator will look at and explore all the challenges of developing a high-power propulsion system, including thermal effects, electric thrust management, altitude and dynamic effects on electric systems, and other issues such as electromagnetic compatibility. The objective is to push forward and mature the technology, performance, safety, and reliability of hybrid-electric technology.
Arconic and Airbus recently announced a multi-year cooperative research agreement to advance metal 3D printing for aircraft manufacturing. Together, the companies will develop customized processes and parameters to produce and qualify large, structural 3D printed components.
The Boston-based start-up successfully completed test flights of the SX-1.2—a subscale, subsonic, unmanned demonstrator for its S-512 Quest Supersonic Jet. Competition from Aerion, HyperMach, and Boom points to supersonic commercial flight arriving earlier than thought.
The meter-class, laser powder-bed fusion machine was developed to provide manufacturers of large parts and components with a scalable solution that can be configured and customized to specific industry applications. It builds on technology previously developed by GE and combines DMLM expertise from the German 3D printer manufacturer, Concept Laser—which GE acquired in December 2016.
Borja Lazaro Toralles and the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in the UK have recognized additive manufacturing as a field that is going to play a vital role in the future across multiple industries.
Hardide has recently completed raising funds for the construction of two additional reactors at the company’s U.S. facility. This comes shortly after Hardide gained Nadcap accreditation for its Hardide-A coating as a replacement for toxic hard-chrome plating.
The most significant upgrade to Case IH’s Steiger and Quadtrac articulated tracked tractors for 2018 is a new CVXDrive transmission supplied by ZF, the first such application of a continuously-variable transmission (CVT) in the segment, the company claims.
Following in-house tribological testing and customer-specific field investigations, Federal-Mogul Powertrain's deva.tex self-lubricating composite bearings are being commercialized for use in construction machines, agricultural vehicles and other special-purpose vehicles, such as road sweepers.
Navistar president and CEO Troy Clarke recently signaled an acceleration of new product offerings and integrations stemming from its partnership with Volkswagen Truck & Bus. Chief among these activities is to converge the two companies’ connectivity activities and to develop an electric-powered, medium-duty vehicle for the U.S. by late 2019 or early 2020.
Safe Shift all-wheel drive protection system from Marmon-Herrington (Louisville, KY) is a proprietary electronic control system that prevents damage to axle, driveline, and transfer case components commonly caused by improper operation.