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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.
2008-12-08
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More than 150 auto-industry watchers, government officials, and academics from South Korea, Japan, and China got together at the end of October in Seoul for a three-day automotive environmental forum held and sponsored by Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group for the first such meeting in Asia.
2008-12-08
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Though Congress and others paint automakers as stodgy companies in need of reorganization, automakers have been transforming their business for years. General Motors, for instance, has significantly changed its design methodologies, using more model-based design in powertrain development.
2008-12-05
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Mercedes-Benz launched new S-Class models at the 2008 Paris Motor Show in the form of the S400 BlueHYBRID and a Pullman version of the S 600 Guard armored model.
2008-12-05
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Machine manufacturers and operators have decades' worth of experience managing the chips that are produced in the process of cutting metal. That is not the case with the waste produced in the machining of composite parts, which presents a number of challenges that will only grow as airframers turn to a greater percentage of composites in their aircraft.
2008-12-05
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Software is a central part of aircraft design, and it is a key factor in the push to improve quality at every step from concept design to full production. Design tools are adding features that make quality an even more integral part of development, and other tools are helping elsewhere in product life cycles.
2008-12-05
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A late-October panel sponsored by TechKnow, a Michigan technology advancement organization, made some predictions recently about plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). Expect them to be expensive to buy and cheap to operate, while reducing pollutant and carbon emissions. However, do not expect their volumes to be large.
2008-12-05
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With an uncertain future ahead, Dodge has looked to its legendary past and revived a classic muscle car. The new car, although only expected to be a niche market player, has caused much interest with its bold retro styling and driver-tuned powertrain choices.
2008-12-05
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Copper is becoming attractive once again as a material for mobile air conditioners (MACs). This change is driven by several factors, including bad odors from aluminum, the development of high-pressure systems based on CO2 as a refrigerant (copper is stronger than aluminum and has better thermal conductivity), and a new environmentally friendly brazing process for copper-brass components.
2008-12-05
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The target is to achieve 1000 mph, or Mach 1.4, and establish a new world land speed record—and that, said Richard Noble­, leader of the newly revealed Project Bloodhound, "is as much an engineering adventure as the ultimate speed record challenge." The aim is to take the rocket/gas turbine/gasoline engined Bloodhound to a new world record in 2011 driven by British Royal Air Force fighter pilot, Wing Commander Andy Green.
2008-12-04
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As part of its move away from trucks and to cars, Ford Motor Co. on Nov. 26 ceased production of the Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator at the Michigan Truck Plant in Wayne, MI. The company said it will invest an additional $75 million in improvements to the body shop, plus improvements of an undisclosed amount in other areas.
2008-12-04
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According to InterRegs, representatives of the European Parliament and the European Council have reached a tentative compromise on the draft regulation introducing mandatory CO2 emissions limits for passenger cars.
2008-12-04
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Sandvik Coromant has opened a Productivity Center in Schaumburg, IL. Designed to help manufacturers improve their metal-cutting operations, the facility opened to the public Nov. 12. It is among four Sandvik Coromant productivity centers in North America.
2008-12-04
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Lear will receive $35 million in cash as part of the dissolution of its joint venture with Toyota Boshoku. The JV currently supplies seating systems and other interior components to Toyota for the Sienna minivan built in Princeton, IN.
2008-12-04
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China's central government recently published a draft standard on tire-pressure-monitoring systems that is significantly more stringent than U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 138, according to InterRegs.
2008-12-04
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More than 30% of the materials used in cars today could be products that originate from chemical-company laboratories, according to Evonik Degussa. The use of plastic materials, structural foams, related coatings, additives (such as organosilanes for tires), matting agents, and adhesives is instrumental in limiting the weight gain of vehicles—as are other measures such as new powertrains.
2008-12-02
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Other than using dynamic spin testing, the only alternative to test for both accurate static and dynamic stress in a turbine blade is to run the blade in an actual jet engine.
2008-12-02
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The compact UCL-510 Ultrasonic Level Sensor from Gems Sensors & Controls is suitable for non-contact applications such as industrial water treatment, chemical storage, and various other fluid applications.
2008-12-02
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Automatically activated upon vehicle start-up, in.pro.’s fLED-line daytime running lights feature LED technology.
2008-12-02
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CSR’s BlueCore TouchLITE allows manufacturers to include a Bluetooth remote control for navigation systems, in-car multimedia devices, and MP3 players with little additional cost or development time.
2008-12-02
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The SV-10 cylinder honing machine from Sunnen combines power, precision, and technology to deliver automatic cylinder sizing.
2008-12-02
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OmniVision Technologies offers a one-megapixel complementary metal oxide semiconductor image sensor designed specifically for advanced automotive vision and sensing systems.
2008-12-02
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FANUC Robotics offers the Paint Mate 200iA intelligent mini paint robot.
2008-12-02
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Parker Hannifin’s portable nitrogen tire inflation system offers easy transport.
2008-12-02
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Kadant AES offers UNiGY pump-control technology used in plastic injection-molding applications.
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