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2008-03-31
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Gasoline direct injection technology offers the potential to satisfy horsepower cravings or improve fuel economy, particularly when coupled with engine downsizing, turbo boosting, or even alternative fuels.
2008-03-31
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Cleaning paint fixtures is an important but often time-consuming aspect of the vehicle manufacturing process. KMT Robotic Solutions has launched a robotic cleaning system to remove excess paint on trolleys that transport parts to and from the paint shop, with the goal of reducing the possibility of fire when trolleys are in paint ovens.
2008-03-31
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Access to the Internet means Chinese consumers know about new product offerings, and they in turn want “those” products, not the products “that have been obsoleted,” Mei-Wei Cheng, Chairman and CEO of Ford Motor China, said at a recent Asia-focused conference in Michigan.
2008-03-31
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Brilliant black exterior paint with hints of shimmering purple makes this aged Czechoslovakian passenger sedan look brand new, but transforming this unique oldie into a focal point for modern interior technologies required 4 km (2.5 mi) of wiring and plenty of brainpower.
2008-03-31
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Undeterred by the fact that they have no product to sell in the U.S., five indigenous Chinese automakers are crossing seas to make a sales pitch at this month’s North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. Whether any long-term good comes of it remains to be seen.
2008-03-31
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The good news is that by swallowing the reality of a 35-mpg fleet average by 2020, the auto industry may have insulated itself politically against additional carbon-dioxide emissions limits that some states, particularly California, want to impose.
2008-03-31
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Higher fuel-efficiency standards for cars and trucks are rearing their political head in a bipartisan greenhouse-gas bill heading for the Senate floor.
2008-03-31
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An interior products supplier recently clamped down on commodity craziness by eliminating more than 2000 fasteners from its design bins. IAC's purging process concluded with 39 different connecting devices being deemed cost- and performance-appropriate.
2008-03-31
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While traditional paint still dominates automotive-exterior coatings, paint film is steadily replacing it on those surfaces that must deliver high wear resistance. Made by Soliant and competitors including Avery-Denison, Decoma, and Mayco-Schulman, paint film is an ultra-thin painted elastic film that is bonded to plastic parts (in a variety of substrate types) during their molding.
2008-03-31
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Dürr has translated the common necessities of final assembly into a modular approach. Called FAStplant, it is based on standardized prefabricated and pretested modules. The company says that the typical range of productivity starts from 15 cars per hour and extends up to more than 40.
2008-03-31
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Undeterred by the fact that they have no product to sell in the U.S., five indigenous Chinese automakers crossed seas in January to make a sales pitch at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. Whether any long-term good comes of it remains to be seen.
2008-03-31
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ESI Group offers version 2.0 of the BioRID-II (Biofidelic Rear Impact Dummy) model for PAM-CRASH/PAM-SAFE 2G.
2008-03-31
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Version 37.0 of four D-Cubed component software products from Siemens PLM Software contains new enhancements to improve both function and performance.
2008-03-31
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To operate efficiently, diesel particulate filters (DPFs) need to reach their high operating temperatures quickly if they are to meet legislative requirements for reduced emissions levels. Zircotec thermal coating has been developed to reduce heat loss in diesel exhaust systems, helping DPFs to reach their optimum operating temperature faster.
2008-03-31
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With announcements about the release of Abaqus Version 6.7, a new multiphysics platform, and a strategic initiative to deliver solutions for simulation life-cycle management (SLM), last year was a busy time for Dassault Systèmes’ Simulia brand.
2008-02-14
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Kalmar is expanding its lineup of container handling equipment with the launch of the Autoshuttle, an automated self-loading shuttle carrier that can pick, place, and transport containers between ship-to-shore and yard stacking cranes.
2008-01-18
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Boeing and Textron have formed a teaming agreement to compete in the technology demonstration and system development phases and ultimately the production phase of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program for the U.S.
2008-01-18
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Club Car‘s newest electric vehicle, the Carryall 252 IQ Plus, incorporates a high-output charger and eight 6-volt battery configuration that provides a range of up to 86 mi (140 km) on a single charge.
2008-01-18
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Caterpillar has acquired the assets of Blount’s Forestry Division, and in a separate transaction, six Cat dealers agreed in principle to acquire certain assets of Pioneer Machinery, a distributor of forestry products in the southeastern U.S.
2008-01-18
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Hyster’s upgraded S80-120FT and H80-120FT lines of sit-down, counterbalanced lift trucks combine a robust powertrain with industrial-strength hydraulics, a re-engineered cooling system, and ergonomic features to allow operators to decrease downtime by as much as 30%, according to the company.
2008-01-18
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Designed to provide precision control for fine grading and leveling applications, Kobelco Construction Machinery America’s new SK260LC Acera Mark 8 hydraulic excavator features an innovative intelligent total control system that recognizes the operator’s moves and provides smooth hydraulic response.
2008-01-18
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BAE Systems and General Dynamics Land Systems signed a memorandum of understanding to work collaboratively in support of the U.S. Army’s Heavy Brigade Combat Team modernization plan, which will upgrade, modernize, and achieve commonality on BAE Systems’ family of Bradley fighting vehicles and General Dynamics’ M1 Abrams tanks, the primary vehicles of the Army’s heavy brigades.
2008-01-17
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Sikorsky selected Eaton to design, develop, and supply the integrated fuel system for its new military heavy-lift helicopter, the CH-53K. Eaton was also recently issued a contract for the hydraulic power generation system and fluid conveyance package.
2008-01-17
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At November’s Dubai Airshow, Qatar AirwaysQatar Petroleum, Qatar Fuel, Airbus, Rolls-Royce, Shell, and the Qatar Science and Technology Park signed an agreement to research the feasibility and potential benefits of using gas-to-liquid synthetic jet fuels in aviation engines.
2008-01-16
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A completely redesigned hydraulic system has boosted performance and enhanced the multifunctioning capabilities of Deere’s new 700J-Series track feller bunchers. The new hydraulic system features a load-managing system that sends power where it is needed the most, with up to 17% higher flow available to the feller attachment compared to previous models.
2008-01-16
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The word “big” takes on a whole new meaning when it is used to describe Caterpillar’s new 993K wheel loader. Built on an all-new platform, the 993K features Z-bar linkage, improved hydraulics, and an upgraded powertrain for solid penetration into the pile and high breakout forces. According to Cat, the increased performance and capacity result in a 15 to 20% improvement in productivity compared to the 992G this vehicle replaces.
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