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2009-03-26
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There is intense focus at the moment on the machine tools used on aerospace composite parts. High-carbon-content composites cause rapid tool wear, which translates into slower production cycles and higher tool costs. Custom tool maker Amamco has a solution.
2009-03-26
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A team of Carnegie Mellon University researchers has developed software that will enable engineers to design new 3-D products by simply sketching their ideas on a tablet computer.
2009-03-26
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LMS says its combination 1- and 3-D simulation solutions can be used to optimize powertrain architectures that contribute to reduced CO2 emissions and economize fuel while maintaining sound quality, reliability, and driving comfort.
2009-03-26
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Smooth motion, fast accelerations, and a high degree of accuracy are hallmark requirements for linear-movement actuators. One system that can meet all those requirements in its conversion of motor torque to linear thrust is the single-axis ball-screw actuator.
2009-03-26
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Numerical Control Computer Sciences has announced that an updated version of the Aerospace Application Library will be included in NCL V9.7, the latest release of the company’s multiaxis machining software. The AAL extends the capability of the CAM software to address specific requirements unique to the manufacturing of structural airframe components.
2009-03-25
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Compared with conventional temporary fasteners, a new type designed by Alcoa Fastening Systems reduces specific loads applied to composite structures. The result is a reduced risk of delamination, especially where sloped surfaces are involved.
2009-03-24
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Although Rolls-Royce’s main base remains in the U.K., it is a growing industry player in North America. It employs nearly 8000 people at more than 66 U.S. locations in 26 states and seven sites in six Canadian provinces.
2009-03-24
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Using kinetic energy recovery systems (KERS) in Formula One racers remains a controversial issue, but teams are moving forward with systems that store and use energy captured during braking. Magneti Marelli and McLaren Electronic Systems are advancing their designs, working closely with partners from the electronics industry.
2009-03-23
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According to InterRegs, the European Parliament on March 10 adopted a draft regulation on the general safety of motor vehicles that mandates the fitment of electronic stability control systems, tire pressure monitoring systems, gearshift indicators, advanced emergency braking systems, and lane departure warning systems to various categories of vehicles.
2009-03-20
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Subaru has added a new line of electronic fuel injection engines, the EH72 V-Twin and EH72 UTV, both of which it says were designed to reduce fuel consumption and emissions, while providing fast, easy starts in a wide range of ambient temperatures.
2009-03-20
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Azure Dynamics’ CEO Scott Harrison explains how his company has captured the medium-duty hybrid vehicle market.
2009-03-20
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Optimization of in-cylinder combustion has been the primary way in which Perkins Engines had achieved NOx reduction, though to achieve the level of NOx needed for Tier 4 it had to consider other technologies.
2009-03-20
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At this year’s Intermat, Cummins is introducing its next-generation QSL9 engine platform, which it says will be ready to meet U.S. EPA Tier 4 Interim and EU Stage IIIB emissions regulations and do so with better performance and a lower cost of operation.
2009-03-19
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Hatchbacks take a large slice of the European market, dominating the volume sectors. But shift up in size to large cars and there is a marked shift to sedans. Volume manufacturers have dabbled with large hatchbacks, but few can claim success.
2009-03-19
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Rolls-Royce unveiled the 200EX experimental car at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show, which the BMW subsidiary described as a design study for a contemporary four-door saloon that shows the direction for RR4, a new model series from Rolls-Royce due for production in 2010.
2009-03-18
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The company’s design studio in Rüsselsheim, Germany, was the source of the Ix-onic compact SUV concept on display at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show. The five-seat design, slightly larger than a European C-segment hatchback, is said to offer the on-road driving dynamics and off-road ability of an SUV.
2009-03-18
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Concept or preview? That was the question posed by Nissan in displaying the Qazana concept at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show.
2009-03-18
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The Kia Number 3 Compact MPV concept unveiled at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show presented the future face of all Kia models, which will combine the radiator grille, headlamps, and brand logo, as seen on the Number 3 concept, in varying sizes to suit the particular model.
2009-03-18
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Although presented as a concept vehicle at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show, the Mila ev was designed to demonstrate the company’s expertise in producing a platform that can be readily adapted to a variety of OEM needs.
2009-03-18
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Citroën’s DS Inside concept, revealed in a darkened side room in the Citroën booth at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show, generated an age-related split among potential buyers polled in France, according to a Citroën source.
2009-03-18
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The Iosis Max became the third European Ford concept car to carry the Iosis name at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show. An­d just as the original concept became the Mondeo and the Iosis X became the Kuga multi-activity vehicle (MAV, or compact SUV) last year, the Iosis Max concept gave a glimpse of how Ford could develop its kinetic design language for a possible C-segment MAV.
2009-03-18
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The 599XX revealed at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show has been created for track events but not official competition use and is aimed at giving owners experience of some of the advanced technology gained from Ferrari’s road-going and F1 research.
2009-03-17
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The SH72531 from Renesas Technology America is a 120-MHz 32-bit SuperH microcontroller that integrates 1.25 megabytes of flash memory.
2009-03-17
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BAE Systems received a $45 million contract to provide 5685 Vehicle Emergency Escape (VEE) Window kits from the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM). The kits enhance the safety and performance of the up-armored M1151 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV).
2009-03-17
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The “hot section” of jet engines—i.e., combustor and turbine areas—has long been the domain of materials such as superalloys, but GE Aviation is working hard at substituting these with durable, lightweight composite components.
2009-03-17
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With communication and information at our fingertips at all times, regardless of where we are, the question I have been pondering is how do we, as mobility engineering professionals, best use these technologies?
2009-03-17
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MCE-5 Development, based in France, displayed a Peugeot 407 in the Green Pavilion at the Geneva Show powered by an engine equipped with its variable-compression-ratio four-stroke engine technology, which the company calls VCRi (Variable Compression Ratio, intelligent).
2009-03-17
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Lotus unveiled its latest Omnivore prototype engine at Geneva, a turbocharged, variable-compression, wet-sump, two-stroke unit designed to improve engine efficiency while operating on a range of renewable or gasoline fuels. Lotus is about to commission the testing program.
2009-03-17
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Efforts to unify software interfaces and reduce costs continue to gain steam. The latest effort focuses on infotainment, using open-source software techniques supported by a number of major vendors.
2009-03-17
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Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS) and AGCO Corp. formed a strategic partnership to provide machine control, machine management, and precision farming technology products and services to the global agricultural machinery market.
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