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2008-12-12
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PoKeys55T from Saelig is a general-purpose USB board that combines standard keyboard and joystick simulation without requiring complex programming knowledge and without the need to load drivers.
2008-12-12
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Grote Industries has developed a modular power delivery and lighting system with the Ultra-Blue-Seal harness system and the Ultra-Nose-Box receptacle to provide an electrical and lighting platform for trailers.
2008-12-12
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A line of stock polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) shapes that provide specific properties for machining bearings, bushings, gaskets, seals, piston rings, and other wear components is offered from Jade Engineered Plastics.
2008-12-12
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Amphenol Industrial offers the Amphe-GTR series of connectors with high amperage and low insertion force to permit field installation without specific tools, reducing outage time.
2008-12-12
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Haas Automation offers the compact VF-2TR machining center equipped with a dual-axis trunnion table that provides 5-axis capabilities for machining multisided parts in a single setup, reducing setup time and improving part accuracy.
2008-12-12
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The MR190 Universal Manual Pulse Generator/Handwheel (MPG) from Micronor offers both A/A’/B/B’ differential line driver and A/B pull-up quadrature outputs in a single unit, eliminating the need to stock three or more models.
2008-12-12
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BMW's second-generation iDrive system and an interior application on the 2009 Ford F-150 pickup truck represent new business for a Germany-headquartered supplier.
2008-12-12
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Wavelength-scanned cavity ring down spectroscopy (WS-CRDS) is a recently commercialized technology from Picarro Inc. that enables small molecules to be quantitatively detected using their unique near IR absorption lines. In a WS-CRDS instrument, light from a wavelength-tunable laser diode enters the sampling cavity that contains three mirrors with exceptionally high (>99.999%) reflectivity.
2008-12-11
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Global driveline supplier GKN was the first Western company to set up an auto components joint venture in China. It recently celebrated its 20th anniversary there and announced the imminent arrival of three new torque-handling products for Chinese and Asian AWD vehicles.
2008-12-11
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Since the 1990s, robot capabilities have advanced in speed, accuracy, and repeatability, along with payload. Combined with offline programming as part of a complete manufacturing simulation package, not only are robots cheaper to buy, but they are also easier to program.
2008-12-11
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In a rare move, but one that harkens directly back to the glory days of the muscle car, Dodge is releasing a small batch of specially lightened Drag Race package Challengers. A minimum of 100 will be built.
2008-12-11
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The company's first commercial vehicle for the U.S. and Canada is months from being produced, but the automaker's recent world debut of the NV2500 Concept hints at what is to come. "The NV2500 Concept is conceived as a fresh approach to a one-box utility van," said Joe Castelli, Vice President of Commercial Vehicles and Fleet for Nissan North America, at the December unveiling.
2008-12-11
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The formalized specification of new functions is one thing that the automotive industry could adopt from aeronautics, according to Professor Dr. h.c. Manfred Broy of the Technical University Munich. During a synergy forum in Hamburg, Germany, named Aircraft Meets Automotive: System Architectures, the presenters and attendees tried to pin down the potential overlap between automotive and aircraft engineering.
2008-12-10
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Audi's announcement of a smaller, lighter, "even more efficient" diesel engine for the June 2009 Le Mans 24-h race is a glimpse of the tip of the development iceberg that includes many environmentally friendly production programs.
2008-12-10
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Now is the time for small businesses and other small entities to tell NHTSA (U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) what kind of impact a certain set of rules has on them. NHTSA will seek comment on 10 different sets of rules in each of the next 10 years, beginning with a set for which comments are due on Jan. 30.
2008-12-10
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Chrysler LLC and Chery Automobile Co. have mutually agreed to kill the idea of the chinese automaker producing small cars for its American counterpart, according to Chrysler. The two companies signed an agreement in 2007 to bring the idea to fruition, but "the discussions with Chery over the past year have allowed both of our companies to gain better insights into the opportunities and challenges of pursuing growth in the global auto market," Chrysler's Mike Manley, Executive Vice President-International Sales and Marketing, said in a statement.
2008-12-10
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Automotive seats are continuing to offer more functions, automatically moving into position and providing lumbar support while also offering heating, air conditioning, or even massages. That’s prompting significant growth in the electronics that manage these functions.
2008-12-10
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SAE International’s AS-2 Embedded Computing Systems Committee is developing a new aerospace standard that will help simplify the design of advanced integrated systems using time-triggered protocol (TTP), resulting in system life-cycle cost savings.
2008-12-09
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Specialist design and engineering company Xtrac announced, at the Professional MotorSport World Expo in Cologn­e, its first complete steering rack assembly plus its latest gearboxes and differentials for rally, touring, and sports cars competing in high-level formula events, including a new transmission system developed for the A1 Grand Prix World Cup of Motorsport race series.
2008-12-09
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Development of lithium-ion battery cells is a daily newsmaker, and the recent history of nickel/metal hydride in hybrid cars is a statistical fact. However, Johnson Controls Inc., which claims to be the world’s largest automotive battery maker, believes the much-maligned 12-volt lead-acid still battery has a bright future.
2008-12-09
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The drive for ever-increasing efficiency is leading researchers to look into long-haul trailers as an area where improvements can be made. With 73% of the weight of 14.6-m (48-ft) trailers being in the chassis, floor, and structural materials, these were the targets of research presented at the SAE Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress.
2008-12-09
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Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer on Dec. 4 broke ground in Melbourne, FL, for its first U.S. assembly plant. Workers at the 150,000-ft2 facility will be capable of producing eight executive jets per month when full-rate production is reached.
2008-12-09
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The era of robotics has already transformed the automobile manufacturing sector, and now it is becoming a key factor in aerospace, which is facing severe skills shortages in some manufacturing areas. It is also a segment in which new materials and innovative designs are proving to be ideal for robotic manufacturing.
2008-12-09
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Fanuc Robotics America demonstrated its intelligent machining capabilities at the recent International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago, highlighting, among other things, its M-710iC robot, iRVision system, new FS-10iA force sensor, and Dual Check Safety (DCS) technology.
2008-12-09
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Engineers at Valenite decided to take an alternative approach to adapting existing cutting fluids to fit an industry. Focusing on total costs and throughput improvement, Valenite developed ValCOOL Aerotech VP from the ground up for the aerospace industry.
2008-12-08
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AAI Acquisition Inc. plans to fully rejuvenate its very light jet (VLJ) program, which currently is in semi-hibernation, when economic conditions improve. For the interim, the start-up hopes to generate revenue by supplying to companies within and outside the aerospace industry the composites manufacturing expertise it has matured during gestation of the A700 VLJ program.
2008-12-08
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DMG has high expectations for the U.S. market and is considering construction of a U.S. manufacturing plant to build its machine tools.
2008-12-08
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Two SAE International cooperative research programs (CRPs) sponsored by most of the world's largest automakers have found that the alternative refrigerant HFO1234yf offers "significant environmental benefits" while posing no significant risks related to safety (e.g., toxicology, flammability) when used in vehicle A/C systems.
2008-12-08
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"Max­imum power" and "optimum packaging" have long been watchwords of race engineering, and they apply to the advent of KERS (kinetic energy recovery systems) technology, which is becoming a part of motorsports requirements and demonstrates the spread of hybrid applications. The Bosch modular KERS kit covers requirements from Formula One to other racing series.
2008-12-08
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As Bosch announced another application of its stop-start system—on the Fiat 500, it also stated that it anticipates half of all new vehicles in Europe will incorporate the technology by 2012.
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