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Molded seals

2016-08-10
Minnesota Rubber and Plastics features a large inventory of standard size molded Quad Brand family of products including Quad O-Rings, Quad-Rings and Quad Rubber Balls for sealing in a range of industry applications.
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Sustainable transformation—the Daimler way

2016-08-05
Anke Kleinschmit, Daimler AG's Vice President Group Research and Sustainability and Chief Environmental Officer, talks with Automotive Engineering about when to expect all-electric Mercedes-Benz sedans, the realistic timeline for autonomous technology and other strategic industry issues.
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BMW i3 battery replacement is $16,000

2016-08-04
What does it cost to replace an EV battery at the retail level? For a BMW i3 a new battery will set owners back about $16,000, according to Dr. Christian Cozzarini, BMW Department Head, Environmental Engineering, who spoke at the 2016 CAR Management Briefing Seminars.
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Inside Porsche's new V8 and V6 powertrains

2016-08-03
Porsche broke the engineering "golden rule" in developing its latest powertrain family but the resulting engines and gearbox are better than their predecessors in every metric.
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GM, Honda execs agree: Higher octane gas needed to optimize ICE efficiency

2016-08-03
Raising the octane level of pump gasoline in the U.S. is integral to optimizing advanced combustion engines now in development, said GM and Honda executives at the 2016 CAR Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, MI. Their comments prompted positive but non-committal comments from Chris Grundler, Director of the Office of Transportation and Air Quality for the U.S. EPA.
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In aftertreatment, less is more

2016-08-02
For design teams focused on aftertreatment, removing size has become almost as important as removing emissions. Combining catalysts, improving filters and integrating sensors are a few of the techniques being used to minimize package sizes.
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Commercial vehicles in a digital world

2016-08-02
Global OEMs and Silicon Valley start-ups alike are pursuing heavily connected trucks in an effort to effectively marry the “metal” side of the CV business with the now-indispensible “digital” side.
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Big-time 3D printing: building an excavator, layer by layer

2016-08-02
3D printing a car is impressive enough; building an excavator, layer by layer, is downright unimaginable. Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have not only imagined it, they plan to execute it next spring at ConExpo/Con-Agg in Las Vegas with a live demonstration.
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Chipping away at power module temperatures

2016-08-02
Semiconductors are tiny compared to the off-highway vehicles that carry them, but their thermal issues aren’t small. Keeping the sub-micron elements of a chip cool is a major challenge for the developers of electronic controls.
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Altair names 2016’s lightweight standouts

2016-08-01
For 2016, the fourth year of its annual Enlighten Awards that acknowledge the best innovations in vehicle weight reduction, Altair named GM’s 2016 Cadillac CT6 as the winner in the Full-Vehicle category and ContiTech’s polyamide rear-axle transmission crossbeam is the winner in the Enlighten Awards’ Module category.
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