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2008-08-06
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Flow International, an exhibitor at the recent Westec show in Los Angeles, has announced plans to establish a single facility to design and build advanced waterjet cutting systems.
2008-08-06
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U.S. consumers had little interest in clean diesel engines in a J.D. Power and Associates study of emerging technologies that was released in June 2008.
2008-08-06
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Expanding into new areas is a big challenge for companies, one that offers high risk-reward trade-offs. Both risks and rewards are high in emerging markets, according to panelists who provided the Wall Street View on Strategy and Execution during the SAE World Congress.
2008-08-06
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The green theme continues as suppliers and automakers stay focused on developing eco-friendly powertrains.
2008-08-06
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PSA Peugeot Citroën is starting to develop a new family of 1.0-L three-cylinder petrol engines with relatively high specific power output of about 50 to 75 kW (67 to 101 hp) and the potential to achieve carbon dioxide emissions below 100 g/km without the need for additional technology.
2008-08-06
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Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), Formula One (F1) racing’s governing body, announced its plans late last year to reduce costs within the sport. Included in those plans are a series of measures to restrict aerodynamic testing.
2008-08-06
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Considered to be the largest of its kind in the world, Toyota Motor Corp.’s new driving simulator at its Higashifuji Technical Center in Shizouka, Japan, uses an actual vehicle inside a 23-ft (7.0-m) diameter dome, with a 360° concave video screen simulating a realistic driving environment.
2008-08-06
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Having reached a plateau in turbofan engine development in recent years, the scene is now being set for the next step up in conventional engine performance gains, with progress being made toward new-generation engines.
2008-08-06
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Testing is not just about proving or improving vehicle mechanical integrity and capability. It is also about saving money for OEMs and suppliers. A significant example of that is the outcome of the initial program for SUV crash testing using a newly designed “dipping sled” system at the Millbrook research and development facility in the U.K.
2008-08-06
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Siemens is introducing a fundamentally new way to create mechanical designs with 3-D solids modeling technology. Synchronous technology combines the best of constraint-driven techniques with direct modeling, according to Siemens.
2008-08-05
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Diesel, gasoline, and hybrid powertrains will have dedicated testing environments when an engineering service provider opens a new technical center later this year.
2008-08-05
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Although automotive plants are increasingly becoming populated with robots, humans are still relied upon to perform many tasks for proper vehicle assembly. Volkswagen AG has begun using Dassault Systèmes’ Delmia V5 Human software to ergonomically design its human assembly-line functions.
2008-08-05
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Virtual reality is playing a greater role in automotive development, letting drivers interact with different designs in near real-world operating conditions. Ford recently upgraded the hardware with Quantum3D’s fourth-generation Independence 4000, letting VIRTTEX engineers develop simulations that include human behavior.
2008-08-05
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For years, the Russians have provided spectacular military air displays featuring development versions of Sukhoi and Mig fighters, but for Farnborough these show-stoppers were absent, and instead the consolidating Russian aerospace industry concentrated on showing new civil airliners and helicopters.
2008-08-04
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As their use for many years attests, robots in manufacturing operations have advantages, such as precision, repeatability, consistency, multishift flexibility, reduced safety and health hazards, total cost reduction, and more effective use of consumable materials and energy. According to the Robotics Division of ABB Inc., only recently has the use of robots become more popular in the aerospace industry—especially for paint applications.
2008-08-04
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This year’s Farnborough International air show was low on new aircraft on display but provided a wealth of news on developing programs, new technologies including engines, and insight into how consolidation and restructuring are cascading down the supply chain.
2008-08-04
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DATAFORM, a project granted by the European Commission within the 6th Framework Programme, is developing what it says is an accurate and flexible technology for the manufacture of aircraft panels. Based on digitally adjustable multipoint tooling methodology, the technology is in the maturation process.
2008-08-04
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While casting about for a way to grant the U.S. Department of Defense’s wish for cost savings associated with an avionics control indicator it was supplying, ViaSat Inc. of Carlsbad, CA, ended up close to home with a company called Alloy Die Casting (ADC) about an hour’s drive north.
2008-08-04
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The Raptor was first seen at the New York Auto Show in March 2008, but if produced will not reach customers until 2010. Built entirely from scratch in only eight months, the not fully functional concept allows a preview of what the production car will look like.
2008-08-04
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Aircraft manufacturers are reducing tooling and equipment costs by building production parts with rapid prototyping equipment, a technique called direct manufacturing. Striving for more advances in this area, Boeing teamed up with a university and three industrial partners to set up the Direct Manufacturing Research Center.
2008-08-04
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Due to be officially unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in October, the Ka follows the general concept of its long-lived predecessor that was launched at Paris in 1996.
2008-08-04
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Two utility companies, Southern California Edison and DTE Energy, have joined a private-public group focused on delivering plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and other next-generation propulsion technologies to the marketplace.
2008-08-04
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A new service from OnStar allows stolen cars to be slowed via satellite and police intervention, lessening the chances of dangerous high-speed pursuits.
2008-08-04
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Efforts to set up a national network to let vehicles communicate with each other and with roadside stations are continuing. Highway tests for the Vehicle Infrastructure Integration system are finishing, and techniques for funding production networks are beginning to take shape.
2008-08-04
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The U.S. Department of Defense awarded John Deere Construction & Forestry an estimated $125 million to build up to 540 medium crawler tractors (MCTs). The MCTs are being built for the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command in Quantico, VA, for delivery to military bases throughout the U.S. and overseas.
2008-08-04
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Navistar signed a joint-venture agreement with Mahindra & Mahindra to produce diesel engines for medium and heavy commercial trucks and buses in India. The joint venture, to be named Mahindra International Engines, will be 51% owned by Mahindra & Mahindra and 49% owned by Navistar.
2008-08-04
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Vögele America is expanding its product family in North America with the introduction of the Vision Series, its next generation of asphalt pavers. The series includes the tracked Vision 5200-2 and the wheeled Vision 5203-2, and it also features a number of Vögele Super Series technologies.
2008-08-01
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Integrating heated-cooled seat with vehicle HVAC system saves electrical energy and compressor work.
2008-08-01
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Flexible manufacturing systems are widely established across the motor industry, but installed equipment may not be easily adapted to new or updated models. At the Nissan plant at Sunderland in the U.K., a new mechanical centralizer was put into place for automated glass installation on the latest Micra and Note models.
2008-08-01
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Autoliv Inc. has agreed to acquire the automotive radar-sensors business of Tyco Electronics Ltd. for $42 million. The Tyco unit designs and manufactures­ active radar proximity and attribute sensor systems used in vehicle driver assist and safety applications for the global automotive market.
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