Dramatic new styling for a sporty new Civic coupe presages the all-new tenth-generation model, which will first arrive in four-door sedan form in the fall of this year, to be followed by two-door coupes and five-door hatchbacks.
Turbine blades in TiAl are about half the weight of comparable nickel-alloy components but boast the same reliability and durability. The high aluminum content also makes the material resistant to oxidation and corrosion.
The company expects to better support the use of additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, by releasing new OptiStruct solver capabilities for topology optimization. The company claims this new technology is the first tool developed specifically for designers of lattice structures.
GM's all-new premium flagship sedan is about 200 lb (91 kg) lighter than the BMW 5 Series but offers the interior volume of the short-wheelbase 7 Series, thanks to what is arguably the industry’s most aggressive combination of lightweight materials, forming technologies, and new joining methods in a non-exotic sedan.
Although many of the technologies used to great success in military applications--such as SWIR, RGI, and LIDAR--are costly, the cost could go down drastically if put in full production for off-highway equipment.
To equip its flagship sedan for the challenge, Cadillac designers and engineers have built the CT6 on a unique vehicle architecture, an aluminum-intensive body structure that is fully one-third steel. Twenty-one patents are pending for the new full-size, rear-wheel-drive, transverse-engine configuration, a variation of GM’s Omega II platform.
Type RA Angstor multilayered polymer capacitors for 125°C (257°F) operation from Cornell Dubilier are impregnated with a microcrystalline polymer sealant and exterior tape wrap to protect the capacitor element from moisture.
Remy International introduces the Delco Remy 38SI high output alternator featuring remote sense to reduce battery charge time and a stator design that improves horsepower requirements and fuel savings.