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TRB turns composites focus to aerospace sector

2015-10-12
TRB Lightweight Structures recently released an aerospace-grade lightweight honeycomb composite panel designed for interior applications, expanding the application areas for its range of composite flat panels. Recent investments for manufacturing composites include the procurement of a new 3- x 1.5-m autoclave system.
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ThyssenKrupp explores steel innovations

2015-10-12
InCar plus is the most extensive internal R&D project that ThyssenKrupp has ever undertaken, with more than 40 individual solutions geared toward cost-effective vehicle weight reduction without sacrificing performance. Timo Faath, General Manager Technology, ThyssenKrupp Steel North America, Inc., talks about the project and some of its promising technologies.
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Software's growth shines spotlight on eliminating defects

2015-10-09
Software’s becoming a greater factor in vehicle development, prompting a heightened focus on reducing the number of defects in code. Early planning, discipline, and continuous attention to detail are a few of the techniques that can help design teams eliminate defects.
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Toyota chief talks trucks

2015-10-06
Mike Sweers, Chief Engineer of the Toyota Tacoma and Tundra, spoke with Automotive Engineering at a recent Tacoma launch event about its development program and truck trends in general.
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Hot swap functionality for lithium ion solution

2015-10-05
Accutronics has created an off-the-shelf, modular battery system that draws energy from removable, sub 100 Wh Li-ion smart batteries and feeds them through a central controller.
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VW emissions scandal will impact future engine controls, testing

2015-10-05
Engineers should expect government regulators in the U.S. and Europe to more strictly enforce existing rules and tighten emission-testing protocols, close gaps between laboratory and real-world testing, and perform more spot checks that can catch abuse after new vehicle models are approved for sale.
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NASA team completes third phase of UAS flight testing

2015-10-03
Technologies considered necessary for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to safely avoid other aircraft while moving through airspace recently were put to the test using NASA's remotely piloted Ikhana aircraft.
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KC-46A tanker completes its first flight

2015-10-02
Boeing test pilots performed operational checks on engines, flight controls, and environmental systems of the new tanker being developed to replace the USAF's fleet of KC-135 Stratotankers.
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Valeo launches remote control defrosting

2015-10-01
The company estimates that its new Remote Clean4U windshield defrosting and cleaning system, shown at IAA Frankfurt for the first time, consumes 28 times less energy than an electric defrosting system.
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