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MAN launches heavy-duty truck diesel engine

2014-10-06
MAN gave the first public showing of its new flagship truck engine at the recent IAA Hanover CV Show. The engine, identified by its code number D3876, is an in-line six-cylinder diesel displacing 15.2 L. It will replace the D2868 16.2-L V8 as MAN’s largest-capacity truck diesel engine.
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Graphene composites for cars

2014-10-03
Polymer composites reinforced with the "wonder material" graphene could cut structural weight by a third or more, researchers claim.
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Airbus has its eye on the future of cleaner flight

2014-10-02
With its European base and global presence, it would only make sense that Airbus would take a leading role in the EU’s CleanSky 2, a joint technology initiative that is the follow-up to the CleanSky aerospace research program.
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Automotive technology handbook

2014-10-01
Published by SAE International, The Evolution of Automotive Technology: A Handbook covers 125 years of the automobile—conceived as a cultural history of its technology.
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Infusing lightweight composite structures

2014-09-30
European researchers examine simulation-based solutions for the manufacture of large-scale, liquid-resin-infusion composite substructures for aircraft and possibly ground vehicles.
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Rotary transformer coupled torque sensors

2014-09-30
The Model T261 series rotary transformer coupled torque sensors from SensorData Technologies meet the demanding in-line testing requirements of small motors, pumps, compressors, turbines, fans, and other fractional horsepower rated devices.
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2015 VW Golf GTE plug-in hybrid is a smooth operator

2014-09-29
Volkswagen spreads its Audi A3 e-tron PHEV powertrain to the new Golf GTE. Powertrain control from ICE to electric drive is silky indeed, and EV range is worthy of a good city car. But system cost is significant in a VW-badged vehicle.
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Sheet molding composite

2014-09-29
Tough Class A Ultra Lite from Continental Structural Plastics is a 1.2 specific-gravity sheet molding composite formulation that provides engineers the ability to design with a lower specific-gravity material without sacrificing mechanical properties, surface qualities, and adhesion requirements.
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