Snecma is preparing its supply chain and industrial capabilities for an unprecedented production ramp-up of its LEAP engine, already considered the best selling new engine ever a year before entry into service.
An important element in its recent world tour was the participation of the new HondaJet at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE), held at Geneva, which was its first European appearance.
The all-new 2016 XC90 is built on the mixed-materials SPA chassis and includes PHEV propulsion among its 4-cylinder-only powertrain packages. It shows the future direction of Volvo cars—including automated driving.
Ford is jumping on the additive manufacturing bandwagon, teaming up with a startup that claims its 3D manufacturing system makes parts 25 to 100 times faster than conventional 3D printing systems. The automaker is using additive processes to make tooling and may eventually use them to make production parts.
EpoxySet Inc. has released the EB-315 low-thermal-expansion epoxy, which can be used as an adhesive or encapsulant for semiconductors and other microelectronics, a gasket sealing compound, wire bonder, or for any application where temperature cycling between -55 and +230°C (-67 and +446°F) is required.
The sealing specialist is currently developing two new materials that reportedly will help aircraft manufacturers save weight and production costs while exceeding fire resistance and fireproof requirements for the engine application.
All-new lightweight composite bodyshell, supercharged 336-kW (450-hp) V6 engine, and an open cockpit without windshield or doors—that's Lotus's no-nonsense 3-Eleven, its quickest production model to date.
The system, to be offered on nearly all Ford SUVs globally by 2020, uses real-time video from 1-megapixel wide-angle-lens cameras mounted in the vehicle’s grill and lift gate to help drivers see around corners.