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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.
2008-08-01
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The Hyundai brand is not one that would come to mind when the subject is a highly rigid body in a sports sedan for the entry-luxury market. However, the new rear-drive Genesis, Hyundai's first model to compete in that class, was benchmarked against the competition it would be facing and against cars with which it would like to be compared.
2008-08-01
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With only 3.8 problems per 100 vehicles (PP100) reported by consumers, Trim Masters Inc. tops J.D. Power and Associates' recent seat quality survey. Rounding out the top 10 were, in order: NKH Sring Co.
2008-08-01
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FlexRay is inching forward, with more vehicles moving into production and a growing infrastructure. However, the high-speed network is still on a very slow ramp up due in part to its complexity.
2008-08-01
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When founded in 1999 with 13 Bosch employees under the initial name of Asset GmbH, the start-up company focused on Bosch gasoline system applications for vehicle makers such as Ferrari. Today the focus "is on anything that moves," says Bernhard Bihr, Managing Director of the engineering service company.
2008-07-30
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Lamborghini is using automotive coating specialist Zircotec’s new thermal barrier for its Reventón model. The new plasma-sprayed Diamond Black coating is applied to the exhaust and inhibits heat transfer from the tailpipe, protecting heat-sensitive components from damage.
2008-07-30
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The 18-lb steel blade of an F-class industrial gas turbine survived a series of resonant spin tests, and that bodes well for the component's manufacturer, a global energy services company looking to improve engine durability by redesigning the blade.
2008-07-29
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Carbon nanotubes have been around for centuries, but drawbacks such as expense and material impurity have hindered their use. Now, the tide has turned for carbon nanotubes with an initial $2 million contract awarded to Nanocomp Technologies by the U.S. Army’s Natick Soldier Systems Center.
2008-07-29
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A supplier of automotive leather has facilities in numerous locales around the world.
2008-07-29
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High fuel prices may force Congress to add dollars to the automotive research budget of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for fiscal 2009.
2008-07-29
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When Renault revealed its Laguna Coupe concept, it was clear that it was a potentially serious production design. Now, the company has announced the production version and stated that it will make its first public appearance in September.
2008-07-29
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There is usually a crazy concept at most international motor shows but Toyota has cleverly dubbed its latest concept the Aygo Crazy. Based loosely on the front-engined Aygo hatchback built in the Czech Republic, it is a fully operational vehicle and acts as a technology demonstrator – although not with production in mind.
2008-07-28
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The heavy-duty QSX engine from Cummins has been revamped to displace 16 L, and will be available with a fully integrated air intake to exhaust aftertreatment system to meet EPA Tier 4 Interim and European Stage IIIB off-highway emissions regulations in January 2011.
2008-07-28
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The company announced last year that its diesel-hybrid program was going ahead and it invited AEI to drive early prototype vehicles using parallel hybrid systems. But costs of diesel-hybrid technology have always been a very difficult hurdle, and the challenge continues.
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