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Modeling, simulation expand their role in powertrain development

2016-07-28
Modeling and simulation continue to help suppliers and OEMs provide systems and vehicles that do more work while conserving fuel, reducing emissions and keeping costs in check. A broad range of tools come into play as engines and aftertreatment systems move through the design cycle.
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‘Military-grade’ Aluminum

2016-07-27
While the cracking debacle on 263 U.S. naval vessels didn’t cause the Navy to halt aluminum use in all ship construction, it did prompt a re-think of future architectures and materials.
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Driving the CAR toward 54.5 mpg

2016-07-26
As President and CEO of the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) in Ann Arbor, Dr. Baron and his research teams are engaged with technology issues across a broad front, but even a brief conversation with him reveals his deep passion for plants, advanced processes and materials. Get him talking about Lightweighting and he won’t stop.
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Honda’s new e-motor magnet aims to mitigate China rare-earth monopoly

2016-07-17
The material—hot deformed neodymium—is being used first in a new permanent-magnet traction motor powering Honda’s 2017 Freed Sport Hybrid compact minivan. Significantly, the material is not a “heavy” rare-earth metal, one that requires “doping” with dysprosium or terium rare earths to achieve high heat-resistance characteristics.
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Stanyl HGR1 polyamide 46-based material

2016-07-15
Based on Stanyl polyamide (PA) 46, Royal DSM’s new high performance Stanyl HGR1 reduces frictional torque in automobile engine timing systems.
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Unique piston design aids HD diesel waste heat recovery

2016-07-15
Federal-Mogul will show its new Envirokool piston at the IAA Commercial Vehicles Show in Hanover in September. In the pre-development stage, the piston is designed to withstand higher temperatures by incorporating a sealed-for-life cooling chamber within the piston crown.
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Corrosion-resistant bearings extend equipment lifetimes in severe environments

2016-07-11
In harsh environments, relatively small problems like corrosion in a bearing can stop multi-million dollar vehicles where they stand. SKF and Textron are betting that bearings made with high nitrogen corrosion resistant (HNCR) stainless steel technology can reduce downtime on a military landing craft.
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China shifts focus to 'new energy' vehicles

2016-07-10
Chinese planners are focusing on NEVs to become a mainstay of its future automotive production and consumption. Although there’s overcapacity throughout China’s automotive supply chain as the economy slows down, a number of new companies are expected to enter the NEV market.
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