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Bluetooth embedded amplifier for fluid power

2015-06-05
Sun Hydraulics Corp. has announced a new way to configure embedded amplifiers without using a PC or connecting with wires, calling the development “a major advance in the fluid power industry.”
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Sound the alarm

2015-06-05
Human-machine interfaces are being designed to alert drivers when they need to take control and respond to events that are beyond the understanding of the electronic controls.
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Connectivity forces business model changes

2015-06-04
As connectivity and eventually autonomous driving become more common, the auto industry may evolve to focus more on car sharing and gaining revenue from connected services. That will require changes in human machine interfaces and business models, according to panelists at SAE World Congress.
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High-strength aluminum powder developed for additive manufacturing in aerospace, automotive

2015-06-04
Metal laser melting has made a successful leap from rapid prototyping to an approved manufacturing technology, and the method is increasingly becoming an option for companies in high-tech industries, according to Toolcraft. And now the German manufacturer has teamed with Airbus APWorks to offer another option for additive manufacturing—the Airbus subsidiary’s Scalmalloy high-performance aluminum powder.
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Kohler extends its hand in off-highway diesels

2015-06-04
Kohler Engines has launched the KDI 3404, a 3.4-L engine in a compact footprint with a power density of 30 kW/L that reaches 100 kW (134 hp) and features an innovative Stage V ready aftertreatment system.
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Hino tweaks materials to improve wear resistance of synchromesh gears, sleeves by 45%

2015-06-04
Automatic transmissions with a synchronized mesh mechanism are becoming more commonplace in commercial vehicles, but there is a strong need to increase the wear resistance of sleeves and dog gears, which are subject to impact loads at high surface pressures. Hino Motors engineers achieved a 45% reduction in wear in actual parts with B, Ti-Nb added to steel.
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Bosch developing new water-injection system for production engines

2015-06-02
The WI system is in pilot development with a Bosch customer. Test results to date show a reduction of fuel consumption at high loads and low rpm (up to 4% improvement on the NEDC cycle); reduction or avoidance of fuel enrichment and lower exhaust-gas temperatures at high loads and high rpm, and improved torque.
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The ‘Coming STEM Crisis’ is already here

2015-05-29
Professional engineers must do more to connect with youngsters if the problem of too few qualified technical workers in the United States is to be solved, SAE 2015 World Congress panelists agree.
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Adjustable angle heads

2015-05-29
BENZ adjustable angle heads help manufacturers to improve their machining and milling operations by enhancing productivity and efficiency.
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3D-printed parts fly on Airbus A350 XWB and ULA rockets

2015-05-28
Additive manufacturing is making significant headway in aerospace production programs, as evidenced by recent announcements that Airbus and rocket manufacturer United Launch Alliance both are—or soon will be—flying aircraft that incorporate 3D-printed parts enabled by Stratasys.
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