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High-strength aluminum alloys

2017-08-17
Constellium HSA6 from Constellium N.V. is a new generation of high-strength 6000-series alloys designed to help automakers meet growing demand for lighter-weight vehicles. It is in production for several 2017 and 2018 model year vehicles, including the Mini Countryman.
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Positioning for hybrid growth

2017-08-15
BorgWarner is targeting P2 hybrid applications with its new modular systems portfolio to give OEMs optimal electrified-driveline flexibility.
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PEM fuel cell ScanEagle UAV completes test flights

2017-08-12
A Protonex and Insitu development team focused on packaging and integrating existing PEM fuel cell technology with the airframe. The resulting design comprised a redundant double stack design that produces 1.2 kW of power.
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Irkut's MC-21 takes first flight, thanks to a global team

2017-08-12
Eaton manufactured engine-driven pumps for the first flying MC-21 prototype and supplied additional system sub-components including thermal bypass valves, while Pratt & Whitney supplied its PW1000G GTF engine and Rockwell Collins, Honeywell, and Elbit supplies various avionics systems.
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U of M-Dearborn students engineer new autonomous shuttle system

2017-08-09
A recent Engineering program at the University of Michigan’s Dearborn campus jettisoned lectures and text books and replaced them with a fresh Design, Build, and Test curriculum including new lean-Startup courses addressing customer discovery techniques.
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Reconfigurable chip usage ramps up as ADAS advances

2017-08-08
Reconfigurable processors, which have seen growing use in rapidly-changing infotainment systems, are expanding into advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) as safety systems become more sophisticated.
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Nickel-PTFE-nanodiamond coatings

2017-08-08
Nanodiamond material specialist Carbodeon has worked with metal finishing specialist CCT Plating to develop a new electroless nickel polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) and nanodiamond composite coating.
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Airbus D&S designs new RF filter for 3D printing

2017-08-04
Deemed "the first" 3D printed metal radio frequency filter for use in a telecommunications satellite, the filter, a culmination of the research funded by the European Space Agency, was created using a direct-metal-printing process.
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Terabyte data storage by 2020 will drive flash usage

2017-08-03
The amount of software and data used by more sophisticated digital systems is likely to surpass the capabilities of flash embedded on microcontrollers, forcing engineers to add discrete flash memory to the BOM.
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