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2009-04-23
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Lasers such as the ones used by Vought on the 747-8 program are particularly effective at measuring components for reverse engineering, and are also adept at measuring large components such as wings that are too big to fit on a CMM machine.
2009-04-23
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The task of loading aerospace fasteners into a press would seem to be ideally suited for automation with a vibratory bowl feeder and a pick-and-place robot. The problem is that if hundreds of parts are involved, it would require dozens of different feeders. Rixan solved the matter with Cognex machine vision.
2009-04-23
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Hexagon Metrology rolled out two new products at the recent Westec conference in Los Angeles—one a portable measuring arm, the other a moving bridge coordinate measuring machine.
2009-04-22
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Making the case for partnerships in the automotive industry is not hard, but getting it right isn't always easy, panelists said during a Wednesday discussion at the April 20-23 SAE World Congress in Detroit.
2009-04-22
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As the 2009 SAE World Congress comes to a close, SAE International has announced proposed changes for its signature automotive event in 2010, making it a “shorter, smaller, and smarter environment.”
2009-04-22
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As automakers race to develop electrified vehicles, consumers are balking at the cost of battery-powered powertrains. Continuing advances in battery technologies and electronic controls are going to play a major role in reducing the pricing premium associated with lithium-ion batteries.
2009-04-22
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Having a sustainable business model is what keeps a company going through the good and the bad economic times.
2009-04-22
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With an eye toward near-term powertrain solutions, the attendees at Tuesday’s opening AVL Technology Leadership Theater session could all agree that despite the multitude of options on the powertrain horizon, there is still significant potential for further improvement with the conventional engine and transmission.
2009-04-22
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A major funk plagues the overall economy and that bad mood is definitely leaving its mark on the people tied into the automotive sector.
2009-04-22
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The ever-changing world of automotive production begs for flexible solutions.
2009-04-21
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“Horsepower and green power can coexist,” stressed John Waraniak, Vice President of Vehicle Technology at SEMA, in his opening remarks of the Making Green Cool While Staying in the Black session at the SAE 2009 World Congress. “You don’t have to give up the cool factor.”
2009-04-21
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The push to displace petroleum with biofuel is progressing, with much research and a growing infrastructure. However, the ethanol industry is still undergoing major shifts as suppliers attempt to move away from corn.
2009-04-21
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Just because the industry is making green vehicles does not mean customers will buy the products.
2009-04-21
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Control of exhaust gas recirculation and stratified fuel delivery are keys to productionizing CAI engines.
2009-04-21
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Rapid-prototyping equipment played an important role for Bombardier as it prepared to debut its Learjet 85 interior. As the company scrambled to prepare for a trade show last year, large and highly visible passenger service units were created in days using machines that are playing a bigger role throughout the aerospace industry.
2009-04-21
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What the automotive industry will look like in 30 days is difficult enough to know; so trying to conceive what it will entail 30 years from now seems downright impossible. But “impossible” is not in the lexicon of those visionaries who participated in the Green Mobility – The Long View panel at the AVL Technology Leadership Theater on opening day of the SAE 2009 World Congress.
2009-04-21
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Soon to enter a test regime at Southwest Research Institute, the novel Split-Cycle engine promises greater thermodynamic efficiency and excellent power density.
2009-04-20
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The economy, politics, and the electric vehicle were hot conversational points during a Monday afternoon panel discussion among automotive industry thought-leaders.
2009-04-20
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There appeared to be a consensus among the panelists at Monday’s introductory FEV Powertrain Innovation Forum panel discussion during the SAE World Congress that the difficulty of meeting the CAFE target of 35 mpg by 2020 no longer lies purely in the technology arena. All could also agree, however, that there will still be plenty of difficulty in meeting that goal.
2009-04-20
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The technical teasers at last year's SAE World Congress left a gaping hole as to the vehicle's identity, but this year's exhibit floor saw Raser Technologies and FEV, Inc. unveil the Hummer H3 range-extended electric vehicle (ReEV).
2009-04-20
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Argonne National Laboratory increased the speed of its simulations built with the Powertrain System Analysis Toolkit by leveraging The Mathworks' parallel computing tools.
2009-04-20
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The impact of software development on pre-production engineering costs has escalated dramatically in the past five years, according to SAE International. With the continued growth of software in automobiles, it is important to get accurate and thorough capability information on development teams in the industry, wherever they are located.
2009-04-20
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Hardware in the loop tools are extending their reach, addressing a broader range of design challenges. dSpace rolled out a program that lets engineers do more planning during the conceptual phases of a program, while National Instruments divulged that it’s broadening its HIL offerings.
2009-04-20
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The transition from lead solder to lead-free alternatives occurred a few years ago, but it is still causing problems. Aircraft suppliers who need to know whether parts have lead are getting some help from i-Nalysis, which is marketing a comparatively low-cost portable tester that determines the makeup of solder alloys on chips.
2009-04-20
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As the featured speaker to open the 2009 SAE World Congress, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger praised the Detroit Three automakers for the changes they're making and came out strongly for consistent U.S. energy policy.
2009-04-20
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A123Systems’ Hymotion L5 Plug-in Conversion Module (PCM) is a supplemental battery system that converts the Toyota Prius hybrid electric vehicle into a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. Field performance is reviewed in a paper at the 2009 SAE World Congress slated for April 20-23 in Detroit.
2009-04-20
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A five-door production hatchback served as the base point for engineers to design and develop a range-extended electric vehicle propulsion system.
2009-04-20
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Premixed charge compression ignition diesel engines have the potential to achieve homogeneous mixture in the cylinder, resulting in lower NOx and PM as well as performance improvements, though studying the technology requires a complex calibration process.
2009-04-20
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Engineers at Nissan Technical Center North America have developed an alternative test method for road load durability evaluations of a pickup truck rear bed, independent of proving ground or road simulator full-vehicle durability testing.
2009-04-20
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SAE International soon will put out for ballot a standard relating to vehicle electrification, helping to lay the foundation for greater sales of plug-in hybrid and pure-electric vehicles. J1772 spells out the specifications for the coupler through which current will flow into the vehicle from an outside source.
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