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Cadillac CT6 debuts polyamide chassis 'first'

2015-11-02
In collaboration with General Motors, ContiTech developed the fiberglass-reinforced polyamide strut mount for the new 2016 Cadillac CT6, reducing weight by 25% compared to an aluminum design.
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Concept car to production in six months fits 007’s timeline

2015-11-01
The usual gadgets and an extended chase scenes give the Aston Martin DB10 a major role in Spectre, the latest James Bond movie. “We used things like rapid prototyping and laser scanning, and we went directly from CAD to finished parts. Many components were machined, cut from solids so we did not have to wait for the creation of molds,” said Marek Reichman, Chief Creative Officer at Aston Martin.
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Critical part transition services

2015-10-29
Ricardo introduces a unique service to re-industrialize complex service parts with critical inventory shortages, leveraging expertise in low-volume and high-complexity powertrain sourcing.
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Frictionless engine seals

2015-10-29
Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies recently won its first major order for its new generation of automotive seals. The frictionless Levitex seals will go into an engine for a global platform in 2017.
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Evaluating new forestry machines in a fraction of the time

2015-10-28
Skogforsk (the Forestry Research Institute of Sweden) has funded a KTH research initiative intended to help improve the suspension of forestry machines with the goal of achieving significant productivity improvements. KTH’s mission is to streamline the design process by validating the capability to simulate the operation of forestry machines under real-world operating conditions.
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Power struggle produces eSupercharger

2015-10-27
Claimed to be the “world’s most power dense variable speed electric motor,” Aeristech's novel boosting device was designed to solve a major challenge facing downsized engines.
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Fiber laser system

2015-10-27
Prima Power has introduced the Laserdyne 430 Versa 3D fiber laser system with third-generation BeamDirector, designed for the typical laser processing needs of tool rooms, model shops, and R&D centers of manufacturers.
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Hot-stamping process from Schuler employs flexible 'pressure controlled hardening'

2015-10-26
The German equipment supplier’s new PCHflex technology reportedly allows economical production of hot-stamped parts with high output performance, part quality, and maximum availability. A U.S. car manufacturer has already placed an order with Schuler for four production lines to manufacture lightweight parts using PCHflex, which is also suitable for producing parts on heavy-duty vehicles.
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