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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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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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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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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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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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