Flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) uses a combination of high-precision printing technology and advanced electronics. The result is lightweight, package-efficient and physically flexible circuitry, first used by Ford on a limited trial basis in the overhead console of the 2013 Fusion.
Alligator Technologies (Costa Mesa, CA) offers x10000 amplifier gain enhancement for the company’s USB controlled USBPIA-S1 single channel programmable signal conditioning instrumentation amplifier and the USBPGF-S1 instrumentation amplifier with low pass filter.
UQM Technologies signed a development agreement with Meritor to jointly develop E-axles for the medium- and heavy-duty EV commercial market, according to a February 2 announcement. Prototypes are expected by early fall of 2017.
The PD Series Plasma Deposition Systems family from Nordson MARCH uses plasma polymerization to deposit thin films uniformly during precision manufacturing and assembly processes to change the surface characteristics of a substrate.
After three years of co-developing a new-generation fuel cell stack aimed at light vehicles, military, aerospace and other applications, Honda and GM have announced the establishment of Fuel Cell System Manufacturing LLC—the industry’s first joint venture for fuel-cell production.
John Deere Power Systems and Liebherr Machines Bulle announced an agreement to jointly evaluate engine technologies, designs and development processes that may assist future product development for both companies.
Still riding on a separate hydroformed-steel ladder frame (itself redesigned and CAE-optimized for greater strength and lower mass), the new eight-passenger SUV sheds up to 300 lb (136 kg) compared with the incumbent model. The mass reduction enabled Ford engineers to move to a powertrain format using only the 3.5-L turbocharged V6 with auto stop-start and 10R80 10-speed automatic.
Diversified Technical Systems' (Seal Beach, CA) SLICE PRO LAB system offers the same electronics and flexibility as its crash-hardened SLICE PRO data acquisition modules, but in laboratory enclosures, making it suitable for a variety of static testing such as crash test dummy calibration.