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Core Ford, New Ford…One Ford?

2017-05-24
Engineers don’t get credit for simply delivering safe, durable and in many ways fun vehicles that delight customers. This is one root of the frustration that’s been growing within Dearborn’s “Core Ford” engineering groups.
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U.S. sues FiatChrysler over diesel emissions

2017-05-23
The U.S. Justice Dept. files suit against FiatChrysler, alleging the company used Volkswagen-like emissions "defeat devices" for 2014-16 diesel-engined Jeep and Dodge vehicles.
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DARPA's ALIAS successfully lands a Boeing 737 simulator

2017-05-21
Aurora Flight Sciences demonstrated DARPA's ALIAS automated flight technology in a Boeing 737 simulator. ALIAS showcased its ability to utilize the existing 737 auto-landing system to autonomously land the aircraft safely in the event of pilot incapacitation.
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Regulators, FiatChrysler continue maneuvering in diesel tiff

2017-05-21
With no resolution to a regulatory investigation regarding its diesel-engine control software, the U.S. Justice Dept. hints at legal action against FiatChrysler. The company responds by applying for 2017 emissions certification for the disputed engines.
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A new eSupercharger for city-car engine boosting

2017-05-19
Single source e-boosting allied to 48V technology for small capacity engines in traffic dense environments could "leapfrog" turbo or turbo plus eboost solutions, believes Aeristech's chard Wall.
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Are you innovating for NVH?

2017-05-18
Supplier innovations are central to winning the ongoing battle with NVH—noise, vibration and harshness.
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Miniature triaxial ICP accelerometer

2017-05-18
PCB Piezotronics, Inc.’s family of miniature triaxial ICP accelerometers, Models 356A43, 356A44 and 356A45, are small (0.4 x 0.4 x 0.75 in/10.2 x 10.2 x 19.05 mm), lightweight (4.2 g/0.15 oz) and TEDS (Transducer Electronic Data Sheets) IEEE 1451.4 enabled.
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Portable emissions analyzer

2017-05-17
The accuracy of an NO gas sensor (the primary component of NOx) can be compromised when exposed to ambient temperatures above 86°F (30°C) and significantly more so above 104°F (40°C).
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3D CAD viewer and universal viewer

2017-05-17
Version 2017 of Kisters North America’s (Citrus Heights, CA) 3DViewStation Desktop, a powerful 3D CAD viewer and universal viewer for engineers and designers, features several updates, including wall thickness analysis via rolling ball method and sections of selections.
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High-speed hydraulic logic valves

2017-05-17
Sun Hydraulics Corp.’s solenoid-operated digital logic valve (DLV) paves the way for smaller, highly reliable solutions in demanding mobile applications where size, weight, speed, and power matter and in industrial applications where an incredibly fast valve can help reduce machine cycle times.
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The future of off-highway drivelines

2017-05-16
Cummins recently announced trials of future driveline concepts for off-highway equipment. Its focus is on energy diversity, providing a range of powertrain solutions for customers: clean diesel, renewables, natural gas, gasoline, hybrids and electric power, notes Shelley Knust, Executive Director - Off-Highway Engineering.
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PolyJet 3D technology

2017-05-16
Now offered as part of Proto Labs' industrial 3D printing services, PolyJet technology provides product designers and engineers with the ability to manufacture elastomeric and overmolded prototypes without investing in tooling.
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Custom coupler

2017-05-16
The Specialty Manufacturing Co.’s Safeway Hydraulics engineers were engaged to examine the company’s single zerk hydraulic system design for its overall function and manufacturability.
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